Halcyon - Thornbridge Brewery

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very good

189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thornbridge Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mdagnew on 03-30-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of DenisKolkin
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle served well chilled into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBo for something under $5 CDN.

Appearance- Moderate pour yielded a fluffy 2.5 finger white head resting on top of a mostly clear golden ale. Some resting particulate is visible in the beer. Head lingers for a while leaving a frothy white cap on top of the beer and streaky lacing down the asides of the glass.

Smell - Earthy, citrusy lemon lime aromas, with some tropical sweetness in the way of pineapple. Sort of a grounded woodsiness about the aroma too, however that remains subdued while the extravagant fruit lies up front.

Sweet and fruity up front, definitely pineapple and other sweet tropical fruit flavors before transitioning to an earthier bitterness on the back end with trace amount of the sweetness lingering. There's not a lot else, just a simple very well constructed IPA with big tropical hop flavors and a bitter yet subdued backbone.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and creamy, yet light enough be refreshing and I would consider more than one in a sitting. Mouthfeel is light and medium bodied, yet heavier than is indicated in the light appearance.

Overall - One of those beers that isn't quite mind-blowingly good in any respect but is just a really, really solid all around IPA, that is easy to drink and enjoy. Highly recommended, and isn't so out there that beginners to craft will find this to strange for them either.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of RedAleMan
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of WillAndSarah
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Pencible
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a cloudy straw with a little white head and sediment.
S: It smelled like sugary orange.
T: It tasted like sugary orange and cantaloupe. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was a little thick with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was much better than Kipling. The scent wasn't great, but the taste was enjoyable and unique. The body was good, and the finish was pretty smooth, so it was easy to drink. Nothing special, but a good enough brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kenee
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Lovely fruity citrus smell. Uber refreshing, light citrus flavour. Thin mouthfeel with very little alcohol taste despite being 7.2%. Really nice after taste although hardly any astringency. Bloody lovely beer. Reminds me of a summers day. More please!

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Halcyon from Thornbridge Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.