Kipling - Thornbridge Brewery
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Reviews by Zimbo:
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.18/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Drunk at the superb 'Staggs' Volunteer Arms in Musselburgh. Cost £3.25.
Good couple of mm thick white foam with a hazy har of light yellow. Thick wave blanket of foam clings to the glass side with evey sip.
There is some very appealing tropical fruit on the nose. A much fuller body than the bottled version which to be honest swamps and smothers some of the beer's more appealing and delicate qualities. But as compensation the force of the body pulls the flavour around the mouth giving you a real sense of a full long massaging bitterness. Still, I miss that lightness of touch that comes from the bottle I am afraid to say.
Serving type: cask
10-16-2011 19:40:52 | More by Zimbo
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2.45/5 rDev -38.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
A: This poured a clear straw with quickly dissipating white head and chunky sediment.
S: It smelled like skunky lager yeast and faint citrus hops.
T: It tasted like watery citrus and pine hops, with some skunky later yeast. It had a somewhat dirty bitter aftertaste.
M: It was thin with lots of carbonation. Very bubbly body.
D: This was a poor brew. The scent and taste and body were all far below average. It didn't even look good. Not very easy to drink either, almost a drain pour.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 21:03:53 | More by Pencible
4.66/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Pours a golden yellow with two fingers of pillowy head that eventually falls. Lots of lacing.
Great aroma, light fruity hoppy smell
Taste starts out a little sweet and then the fruity hops come in, some bready malt and then a light bitter finish.
Medium bodied and moderate carbonation makes this real easy drinking.
Overall a great session-able pale ale that's not super bitter. The Nelson Sauvin hops give it a nice fruity bitterness. Glad this was recommended to me.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 00:49:09 | More by BradC
Kipling from Thornbridge Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.