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Kipling - Thornbridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

219 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 24
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thornbridge Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: soulgrowl on 01-24-2010)
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Nice clear golden-yellow pour with two finger pure white head with decent retention and nice lacing. The nose will absolutely blow you away. The Nelson Sauvin hops totally steal the show! Tons of that distinctive aroma full of grapefruit and tropical fruit, reminiscent of New Zealand’s sauvignon blanc wines. The taste is complex and also dominated by the Nelson Sauvin hops. Earthy, herbal, and citrusy at the same time. Hints of grapefruit, gooseberries, lemon, white grapes, pineapple, and an odd touch of green onion. The mouthfeel is oily and resiny with a light, crisp, and refreshing dry finish. Another awesome beer from Thornbridge!

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 16:51:48 | More by beerdrifter
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Kipling from Thornbridge Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.