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Kipling - Thornbridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

208 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%


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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Reviews by hopsolutely:
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The best American-style pale ale I have ever enjoyed from a British brewery. As a self-professed "hop head", this beer is an exceptionally pleasant surprise.

Pours a hazy and insipid yellow with a limited white head that did not offer great expectations. However a delightful hop-forward aroma of tropical fruits with a mild citrus undertone hints at the upcoming flavour profile. Enough malted barley for a decent body and mouthfeel, but an impressively wide hop palate: mango, pineapple and other tropical fruits with pine resin and citrus elements. Nice balance of sweet and dry across the body with a lingering bitterness to the finish.

Rating it based on enjoyment rather than style, as this is unlike any other "British" ale I have had... would definitely recommend!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 00:09:58 | More by hopsolutely
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tylergoov

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-24-2014 11:17:46 | More by tylergoov
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Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Virginia

2.45/5  rDev -39.1%
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.

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04-16-2014 21:03:53 | More by Pencible
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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-07-2014 21:59:28 | More by nmann08
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BradC

Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +15.9%
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
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Connecticut

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BJSmit

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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California

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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BeerDrinker01

United Kingdom (England)

3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a goblet glass chilled from the fridge!

Pours light golden white foam head medium body with moderate carbonation, Citrus, Tropical fruits, Floral, Pine Hops, With a good bitterness, Hoppy finish. Very clean well balanced crisp refreshing beer from thornbridge!

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 14:31:08 | More by BeerDrinker01
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Kipling from Thornbridge Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.