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style
Brewed by Thwaites
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Blackburn, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Unfiltered; Bottle/Can: Filtered
Malts: Pale Ale, Munich, Caramalt, Rye
Hops: Centennial, Citra, Amarillo, Apollo, Chinook, Kotatu
An Intense Hit of Hops. American IPA. A salute to the original 13 states of America.

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3.8
sephyrott (201) - - OCT 14, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2017 33cl can at Sir Michael Balcon. Hoppy, light and bitter IPA, slightly caramel in flavour. Golden amber colour.

3.5
Zlotta (3731) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2017
0.33 l can from local 'REWE', best before September 2018. Clear, very dark amber with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, off-white head. Sweetish, moderately fruity and quite resiny aroma of caramel, orange jam, ginger bread, mango and pine. Quite sweet, just slightly bitter, fruity, resiny and slightly herbal taste of orange jam, mango, ginger bread, caramel, pine and some tea leaves, followed by a short, moderately bitter, rather resiny, slightly dry and a bit herbal finish. Almost medium-bodied, smooth and slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice old school IPA, not too intense but extremely well-balanced and round, highly sessionable!

3.7
Firstofthefallen (10) - Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Colour is a dusky amber with a shallow layer of condensed foam. Malty smell and caramel flavour, before the introduction of rounded hops with a short bitter finish. Lightly carbonated, biscuity texture with noticeable alcohol undertones.

4.4
TheCeeMan (25) - Ilkeston, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2017 Poured from can. Slightly cloudy reddish brown with a sturdy finger of cream head which isn't budging. Looks the part! Smells strong alpha hops, fruity sweet with a hint of yeast. Lovely depth to this, the malts are biscuity and sweet and perfectly balanced with the fruity hops. Get quite a blast of orange peel bitterness with this. Very complex flavour, high scoring!

3.4
Orange_times (311) - UKRAINE - SEP 11, 2017
0.33l bottle. Pours in amber colour with small white head, clear liquid. Aroma of spruce, resin, caramel. Highly bitter, medium sweetness. Medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, long hoppy bitter finish.

3.1
AllGrainChamp3 (6) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2017 does not count
This beer is a bit heavier with the malts than a lot of typical American style IPA's. This is not too detriment however, it gives it a fair amount of bite and a substantial smooth finish. Given that this balances nicely with the tang of American hops this is a fairly reasonable session IPA especially given the lower than usual ABV of 5,5% The large number of hop varieties thrown in perhaps makes it a bit more complex than it really needs to be, and they have to fight with the increased maltiness for attention.

2.9
p0urmeac0ld0ne (200) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - AUG 23, 2017
never tried bottled but cans are sold in pretty much every wetherspoon in the united kingdom. pretty much serves to be the brew of choice for me if nothing else can be found of interest on the menu, which is rare. nevertheless, it is completely inoffensive and quite tasty, although not particularly thrilling or innovative. i never would have guessed there was 6 varieties of hops in this. it has a nice hoppy aftertaste but it is a dark, somewhat malty brew.

3
weordie (1353) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Pours copper with a thin head. Aroma is all caramel. Malty, caramel and not much else. Very boring.

3.2
Onesimus (99) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2017
Clear copper colour with half finger white fluffy head that didn't linger long. Nose; the can cracked and with the phhht the aroma from the smoke of citrus hops aroused my interest. But this was short lived as you pour the beverage soon also gives you a good nose of malt sweetness Mouthfeel is moderate to light and ample carbonation to be a smooth thirst quencher. There enough of gunpowder in the guns give a good kick of citrus and herbal tones along with hints of tropical fruits. The rifling in the barrel gives a further twist nodding towards a soft smooth caramel that blends in for a short stay. Then the long finish is a tight dry invigorating bitter bang �� Good beer

3.9
d260005p (1) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2017 does not count
Very very hoppy. Loads better on draught. Luckily they have it on the rooftop terrace at wetherspoons in Blackpool which was a nice surprise.


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