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94
style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Initially Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company

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3.7
jinroh (2014) - ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2017
I don’t know how they achieve that drinkability - but it does it really matter, important is that it works.

1
BeerSatan (4) - Sheffield, - AUG 17, 2017 does not count
Woosh! You smell and taste this and you feel the breaker washing over you! Ah, the sea! The sea! Salty, wavy goodness. (Or it could be the municipal pool where someone just turned on the newly repaired wave machine!) But then... Argh no! You are actually at Fukushima and it is all radioactive and bitter and awful! And someone near you just did a poo at the shallow end.

3.8
MoritzF (10018) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2017
(bottle, 33cl, as Bear State, 7.0% abv) Hazy, golden colour with a blond mid-sized frothy head. Pronounced hoppy, mainly fruity and delicately resiny aroma with notes of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple and lemongrass, backed by a hearty, subtle honey-ish malty touch. Moderately bitter flavour, medium bodied with a well-carbonated mouthfeel. Dry malty base with a touch of crackers and present fruity hoppy notes, lingering into the lasting bitter hoppy, fruity and slightly resiny finish. Very good. 05.VIII.17

3.9
sharkydodson (1704) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 19, 2017
the aroma is fruity and hoppy with hints of pine, orange, grapefruit, key lime and spicy herbs... the taste is fruity and hoppy with notes of grapefruit, pine needles, key lime, lemon peel and spicy grasses... bitter and dry aftertaste...

3.8
Nurmis (753) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2017
0,33l bottle, title "Bear State West Coast IPA". Pours golden with medium sized white head. Tropic fruits, orange, caramel malts. Really good.

5
corkyrory66 (2125) - BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2017 West coast ipa avec froment de 7 % abv, en format 50 cl, ce qui, en l’occurrence ne gêne personne … Mon exemplaire était à 5 mois après sa date, mais heureux d’y être, et il me l’a bien rendu …même s’il s’appelait encore à l’époque bear state. Couleur doré soutenu, à la clarté cristalline. Bulles fines, en fontaine centrale, très vives. Mousse blanc cassé, crémeuse, stable à 4 mm. Arômes très fins sur un ensemble malt/houblon, avec une pointe fleurie, d’une élégance totale (vérification sur les nez suivants, sans problème). 1ère bouche très souple, à la belle entame de caractère, malt/houblon. Arrière-bouche fine, élégante, stylée, fruitée mais sans excès. 2ème aux très belles saveurs fruits/fleurs. Arrière-bouche longue, équilibrée, complexe. 3ème aux très grandes saveurs épice/fruit, avec un grand équilibre. Arrière-bouche qui présage du meilleur. Longueur qui confirme en tous points les 1ères bouches, avec une structure savante, étudiée, aux saveurs bien placées. Jambes huileuses, longues. Levure fine, fruitée, douce, très belle ligne. Alcool qui s’emploie un maximum pour tirer des saveurs leur quintessence. Finale strictement west coast .. CONCLUSION : on ne peut appeler un chat qu’un chat … et quand c’est west coast et bien fait, on est tous américains … Même Thornbridge !! Voilà ce qui s’appelle être pris à son propre piège ...

3.9
Villyzzz (402) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours golden with medium sized white head. Aroma has orange and grapefruit. Taste is citrus and pine. Full palate. Quite nice.

4.2
vincentvega72 (807) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Mooi goudblond licht troebel bier met romige witte schuimkraag. Mooi licht zoetig aroma van mandarijn, perzik, abrikoos. Vol en romig in de mond, zeer soepel. Mooie hop-bittere afdronk, nu te wrang, niet te zacht, juist goed. Prima ipa.

3.5
KraftowyJakup (399) - POLAND - MAY 30, 2017
Jak zwykle amerykańskie chmiele w klimatach cytrusy / nuty leśne, ale i słodu niemało jak na west coast, powiedziałbym nawet, że nie tylko jasny jęczmienny, ale i karmelowy gdzieś się zaplątał. Nie mniej jednak piwo nie jest mulące, chmiele nie ustępują, więc ok.

4.2
aussiealchemist (57) - Berwick Victoria, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2017
Sold as Bear State on tap at Black Isle Bar, Inverness. Pours gold/amber with full white head that persists. Aroma citrus, tropical fruits and peach. Taste is quite sweet and luscious, dominated by fruity US hops but also caramel malts noticeable. Alcohol is well disguised in the full body. Not much residual hop bitterness. Overall a really good West Coast IPA. Highly recommend.


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