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61
40
style
Brewed by Williams Brothers (Heather Ales)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask, special homebrew competition winner 2012

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4.3
Zarrach76 (269) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 9, 2017
Blonde bien dorée avec une belle mousse blanche qui persiste et une montée de bulles très vive. Nez typique des IPA brassées avec des houblons Américains et modernes (Simcoe, Cascade, Citra, Nelson Sauvin) : rose, litchi, orange, pamplemousse, jasmin, bergamote, citron vert, gingembre, verveine etc. Fleurs et agrumes, la combinaison aromatique des IPA et bières houblonnées du 21ième siècle ! Celle-ci ne déroge pas à la règle, et autant vous dire que ces arômes sont particulièrement puissants et équilibrés. Un très grand nez pour une IPA, surtout qu’il est soutenu abondamment par de beaux parfums de caramel, de chocolat au lait, de noisette, de praliné, d’amande, de miel. Superbe ! En bouche, carbonatation très correcte, alcool léger mais suffisant, levures très douces, texture pas trop sur l’eau malgré un manque de corps qui n’impacte pas le palet et l’impression dégagée, amertume relativement douce sans aucune astringence et qui persiste longuement mais toujours en souplesse. L’arrière gout à un côté minéral très prononcé, presque métallique mais sans que ce ne soit désagréable. Cela dit cette note métallique ne participe pas à l’ensemble et tend à le déséquilibrer très légèrement. La longueur du final est intéressante et s’articule sur des notes de noix ainsi que le caramel et le miel. En conclusion, les arômes sont superbes, le gout est très correct, le palet est excellent. Une excellente IPA tout simplement. Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrève.

4
cgarvieuk (24462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 cask at 9A ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft zezty dry citrus ... grapefruit nose ... sweet oily juicy orange ...loads of pineapple nice soft easy but delightfull .. 4.0 keg at 9a ... golden amber ... thin white lacing ... big citrus pineapple nose ... co2 pricle ... sharp bitter front ... soft orange ... rough and ok really im surprised ... i know im a cask man but this destrotys the beer 3.6

bottle at home ... golden amber ... soft zezty ppeppery nose sweet fruits ... lighgt oily fruits ... soft peppery hop ... juicy and clean 3.8

4
JohnRMurdoch (4865) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2012
330ml bottle from the Good Spirits Co. Orange peach colour, reasonable head. Resin vanilla aroma. Hoppy citrus fruit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A good beer which is an IPA with a Scottish twist.

4
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2013
33cl bottle pours with a clear gold body that has copper hues and supports a thin white head of foam. The aroma offers up some spicy somewhat yeasty notes followed by fruity malt sweetened citrus as well as a mineral note. The taste has a decent load of malt sweetened citrus hops creating a citrus gummy bear to sweet hard candy like sensation. Quickly the hops do get increasing bitter to midway and into the finish to the point of becoming pleasing tart grapefruit notes to a touch of lime. This achieves a tasty citrus hop bitterness with only echoes of the initial sweet citrus hop flavor into the finish. Darn nice IPA.

3.9
BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden worth decent white head. Big pungent hoppy aroma, lots of grapefruit, citrus, mango (nelson?). Taste has lots of fruity hop flavours, orange, mango, grapefruit, passion fruit, some caramel and biscuit. Decent body with a mildly bitter finish. I like this

3.9
gegwilson (3701) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle from the deli in Shrewsbury. Has lagery looks with a pale golden body and white head. Sweet at first but with lots of hops flavour kicking in to leave a more bitter finish. It’s fruity with citrus, caramel, pine and some floral notes too. Very nice and drinkable.

3.8
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2012
[cask at launch, Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh] Brilliantly clear pale golden pour, thick white head. Looks really inviting. The aroma is soft and sweet, very fruity with pineapple and peach – but also some piney hop there as well. Flavour is classic Williams Brothers, that smooth peachy element – very floral, and really well balanced. No idea this was 5.5%, it hides the alcohol brilliantly. Highly impressive [05092012]

3.8
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2012
On cask at The Stockbridge Tap. Pours a blonde colour with a fair white head. Aroma of passion fruit, caramel, a little grapefruit and alcohol. Similar flavours with lots of passion fruit again. Nicely bitter with mild carbonation, light CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel.

3.7
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grass, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, grapefruit, orange, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130109]

3.7
SaintMatty (7362) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
330ml Bottle (EBBC 2013, Edinburgh) - Golden coloured. Tea, passion fruit and lychees in the aroma. Crisp, hoppy and refreshing taste with notes of lemon, tea, grapefruit and passion fruit.


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