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

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Initially Brewed exclusively for the Craft Beer Company

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3.9
Villyzzz (379) - 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 (722) - 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 (291) - 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 (38) - 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.

3.5
explosivedog (1095) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2017
On tap at Brewers Cooperative. Pours straw. Grapefruit, orange, pine, pithy bitterness, some caramelised peel stuff in there too. Decent balance, good body, nice.

3.1
kaserov (675) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 25, 2017
Color dorado, translúcido, con capa de espuma blanca de tres dedos de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación a tope. Textura acuosa y algo chispeante. Aroma herbal, a pino, ligeros cítricos. En boca más maltosa que en aroma, resinosa, herbal. Amargor suave. Seca.

3.6
yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2017
On tap at Haand Festival. As Bear State, A clear, golden colored beer with a nice off-white head. Piney, lightly grassy aroma with some pale malts and notes of hay. It’s a bit sweet on the palate, with a decent bitterness. It’s full bodied and with a pleasant carbonation. Pine cones, some grass and pale malts in the flavor, and a lasting finish. A nice and refreshing beer that shouldn’t scare many. 160527

3.9
Cuso (8611) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 22, 2017
Bottle at tasting, beer[malade].Orange golden color with meidum white head. Citrus hoppy aroma with oranges, tangerines. Taste, citrus hops, oranges, zest, pines.Long hoppy bitter finish. Very good.

3.5
msbernac (2553) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 4, 2017
Draught Aroma-fruits Appearance-golden, clear, white foam Taste-medium bitter, light sour, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, sticky, lively, long finish Overall-very good

3.9
HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2017
September 24, 2015 - at Craft (Covent Garden) - keg draught. As Thornbridge Bear State. Hazy orange-gold with a decent lasting fizzy/foamy tight off-white head. Aroma is resin, alcohol, citrus zest - lush, grainy, good. Taste follows - straight bottle-conditioned cloudy west coast IPA; resin, citrus, a bit tart and floral - a good one. Average body, strong carbonation, quick lively but a surprisingly quickish crisp finish. Will watch for this one in the future.


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