overall
95
94
style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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unknown

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RATINGS: 269   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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3.9
vinivini (3000) - Gomel, BELARUS - NOV 7, 2017
Bottled as Thornbridge Bear State. Foggy golden pour. Moderate white gead. Average lacing. Aroma: fruity hops with citrusy and tropical nuances. Supporting honey malts. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Initial taste sweetness. Clean honey malts. After that the hops rule the world. Big grapefruit. Other citrus notes. Something tropical. Medium plus bitterness. Perfect drinkability.

3.6
john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle. BBE Jan 2018; Drank Oct 2017 - Clear orange gold in colour. Medium creamy white head. Very fruity; citrus grapefruit and orange, peach. Hoppy; heavy hop bitterness, piney resinous hops. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Sweet citrus fruity and piney hoppy throughout. Bitter finish. Decent. (2017-10)

3.7
labeerinthum (1053) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 19, 2017
[as Thornbridge Bear State] Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso propone per il luppolo. L'intensità olfattiva è elevata e la continuità olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello di schiuma ha una buona tenuta, è persistente e voluminosa. Le bollicine sono medie. La consistenza del liquido è limpida. La frizzantezza è data da bollicine fini. La carbonazione è nella norma con spinta d'ascesa media. Il colore è giallo ambrato. Il corpo è strutturato ma duttile. L'amaro è carico. L'intensità gustativa è elevata e la costanza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevolissimo. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di pericolosa beverinità. Il finale è amarognolo. Il retrogusto è intenso. L'aroma in bocca riporta sentori di miele, resina, pino, frutta secca, thè verde, agrumi e pompelmo.

3.7
Iznogud (4357) - CROATIA - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml, from Pivoljub, as Bear State. Shared with JFK10000. Clear golden, white head. Hoppy, grassy, citrus, light to medium bodied. Moderate to lasting bitterness. Easy drinkable, maybe a bit thin, but a nice brew.

3.7
jinroh (2276) - 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 (10095) - 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 (1801) - 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 (809) - 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 (2204) - 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 ...


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