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Brewed by Vocation Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Cragg Vale, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Can, cask & keg; Regular.

This is Life & Death.
Three kilos of hops and forty kilos of barley selflessly give their lives to brew every barrel of this beer. It’s a lot to ask, but their reincarnation as this life-affirming IPA makes their sacrifice worthwhile.
A ballsy, US style IPA, expect flavours of tropical & citrus fruits, with a lingering bitterness set against a smooth malty backbone.

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4.3
AWS9 (736) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2017
Can. Sweet hop nose, light hazy gold pour. Lively mango and citrus fruit in this one. Really hits you. Nice. Makes the bitterness overall quite mild and easygoing. An easydrinking IPA, but with a solid body to it. Really nice one.

3.7
macca147 (372) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2017
330ml can. Pours a golden biscuity amber with a thin white head. Aroma: citrus, pine, caramel malt, mild grapefruit/pineapple notes. Mild earthy aroma. Taste: pine, caramel malt, citrus, earthy flavours. Thinnish body. Moderate to high bitterness that dominates the backend of the palate. Quite tasty. Unusual flavour balance. A bit too thin for my liking. A bit watery in consistency. Would happily drink this again nonetheless.

3.6
CofradiaMCarlosV (43) - SPAIN - OCT 2, 2017
We think it's a good beer, well brewed. We like the taste, and it's fruity flavors

4.2
strap (953) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2017
Amber pour with big foamy head. Strong pine aroma. Great taste with pine and lemony notes. Good malty finish that complements the hops. very well done.

3.7
Erasmus_ro (3133) - Alabama, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Can, 09/09/17. Aroma is green hops, citrus, slight passionfruit, lime. Taste is green, citrus, slight conifer on finish, lemon and lime.

3.6
Cunningham (8246) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2017
Golden color with a fine white head on top. Ok lacing. Looks good. Mellow and fine hoppy aroma. Medium body and an average carbonation level. Balanced sweetness and a nice bitterness. Long tail and a semi dry texture. Grapefruit/citric hoppy, fruity and pine in the flavor. Nice malty backbone. Pleasant and dangerously session able beer.
[Can from Tesco Express close to Great Portland street station in Marylebone - London, England]

3.5
Beer5000 (6674) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2017
Superficial festival at Duggfrisk 2017. Unclear orange body with a nice white head. Nice and refreshing aroma of tropical and citric fruit with some malt in the background. Flavor has the same refreshing fruity hops with a smooth malt base and good bitterness. Fine body and fruity bitter aftertaste.

4
p0urmeac0ld0ne (198) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - AUG 31, 2017
gorgeous IPA, which i have sampled canned many times - would absolutely love to catch this on draught. has a fruity, citrus burst with a decent kick at 6.5%, and in my opinion is the best of the "black" vocation offerings. strangely "on point" for a widely available british IPA.

3.7
Holmen1 (6304) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2017
Fra boks på Mi2 Cardinal (sesongåpning aug-17): lett uklar korngul med flott skum som varer. Deilig humlearoma med citrusfrukter og sukat, appelsinmarmelade og tropiske frukter. Samme i den friske smaken. Myk, saftig og elegant. Deilig på alle måter og superlett å helle innpå. Vi hadde denne rett etter Pride&Joy - Vocation imponerte oss alle.

4
Deadketty (12) - - AUG 22, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2017 Deep Amber in colour with a creamy white head. Rich in flavour of citrus and hops and a light bitter after note


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