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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The beer English breweries would brew if they played football the right way. This Extra Special Ale takes a classic style and gives it an American twist. Enjoy the complex malt profile and layers of sublime English hops. One taste will have you saying "Blimey!"

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3.5
madmitch76 (24564) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
6th December 2015
ChrisO Tasting. Hazy gold - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy, semi dry and has mild fine carbonation. Fluffy malts, thin creamy sweetness. Trace of fresh orange in to a mild marmalade. Little pine. Mild hop spice. Light semi dry finish. Decent.

3
Leighton (21092) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle shared at the chriso and Ruth pre-Christmas/post-Pigs Ear holiday tasting of 2015 - London. Thanks to mom for this one. Pours mostly clear gold with a frothy white head. The nose holds crackery malts, old orange, faint caramel. Medium sweet flavor with old hops, bread, grass, pine, orange and more crackers. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish, lightly resinous, lightly warming, with more citrus fruits and crackers. Definitely not at peak freshness. So so.

3.1
Theydon_Bois (19203) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle split at Chriso pre Xmas tasting, 06/12/15. Hazed orange amber with a decent beige covering. Nose is sweet malt, spice, bitter orange, a little basic. Taste comprises more sweet malts, caramel, citric peel, bitter orange. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Pretty average stuff, overly sweet and malty ... kind of a brewpubs ’our first IPA’ feel about it.

2.9
Scopey (14523) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle at Chriso’s Xmas Tasting 2015. It pours lightly hazy deep orange with a thick, white head. The nose is sweet, toasty, stewed tangerine & orange, earth and bready malts. The taste is bitter-sweet, toasted brown bread, earth, grass, chewy malts, varnish and some alcohol heat. Medium body and fine carbonation. Lacks clarity of flavour. Fairly basic stuff.

3.2
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2013
22oz bottle. Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, light grapefruit, earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/earthy, orange, some caramel, bread, resin. Light-medium body.

3
hopdog (12492) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2016
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Caramel, citrus, some earthiness, and some pine.

3.2
DocLock (10660) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bombers from Capone’s and Wegman’s. Pours hazy deep coppery with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, sudbued hops. Tastes of caramel malt, resiny hops, and some tannins in the finish.

3.4
KyotoLefty (10209) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2014
Draught at MacGregors. Dark orange-amber, hazy, with a lacy head. Nose or tropical fruit and caramel. Flavor is chocolate, roasty caramel, pine, tropical fruits, some esters. Sweet treacle. Decent but not as nice as the other ipas. Rather sweet and caramelly.

3.4
The_Osprey (7890) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle share at Chriso’s. Thanks! 6.7%. Hazy orange, lightly sparkling, small foamy white head. Aroma is caramel wafer, tangerine, Penguin chocolate bars. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is toffee malt, floral, earthy and dry in the finish. Run-of-the-mill IPA. Quite tasty.

3.4
teorn88 (7671) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 8, 2015
22oz bomber shared at Chriso’s Xmas Tasting 2015, London. It pours a clean amber color with a small beige head. Aroma I sweet caramel malts and tropical fruits. Tate is sweet fruity and lightly bitter with some vanilla and oak. Medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, ok


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