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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: 25
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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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml Bottle from Utobbeer, Borough Market, London (£3.49):
Light golden colour with a two-fingers sized head that is a foamy white and holds very well.

Strong pine & slightly floral hops with a very juicy aroma that also features some citrus and grapefruit.

Bitter pine and grapefruit hops with citrus and a juicy, almost tropical fruit taste that is backed up with some mango and passion fruit. Very juicy and refreshing with some lemon & a very slight touch of malts.

Refreshing & bitter as expected with a juicy, wet taste that is full of citrus giving the beer a nice tang on the tongue. The beer is medium on the palate and the carbonation is about the same.

An excellent beer & great example of an American pale ale that is quite refreshing and goes down a treat with a solid bitter flavour and plenty of pine hops shining through. A great beer and one that I'd have again given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 09:10:26 | More by flyingpig
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-28-2013 13:11:20 | More by aztraz
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-24-2013 22:18:49 | More by Dhamma73
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-23-2013 15:03:40 | More by Bf_89
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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

09-15-2013 00:04:34 | More by Twal
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

09-10-2013 00:19:35 | More by mendvicdog
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dipso123

California

4/5  rDev 0%

09-06-2013 02:06:33 | More by dipso123
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Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

09-06-2013 00:49:27 | More by tom10101
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-22-2013 20:37:50 | More by shelby415
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne. Drank with @tobeerornottobe.

Pours a brilliantly clear yellow colour, with a reasonably frothy head of pure white. This settles down to a film, taking on a slightly greyish tone as it does so. Lacing is tight. Looks very good. Love the clarity in the body.

Nose is also very good indeed. Big fresh, sweet, slightly tropical hop characters, which give off pineapple, papaya and guava, with a slightly crisper, greener tone as well—perhaps fresh squeezed lime. Under it is a grainy substrate, a fairly neutral but also fairly bland underpinning. But the hops win here.

On the palate is where the bland basis makes more of an impact. Light clean entry gives a pleasant echo of fruitiness, before the back empties out. This isn't entirely bad: it's light and crisp and exceptionally quaffable as a result. But there's certainly less flavour than there could have been, in the aftertaste are reminiscences of fruitiness, a slight candy tingle slightly fragrant with a vacant acidity. It's quite pleasant.

Feel is light and crisp: very well suited indeed to the beer as a whole.

Despite some choices made in its construction, this is a very good beer, and even a very enjoyable and interesting one. If I complain about it having less flavour than it should, then it's almost certainly just a reflection on me rather than the beer. This is expertly made, extremely well crafted, and just drinkable as hell. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 02:21:04 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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United Kingdom (England)

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Ireland

4/5  rDev 0%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev 0%

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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev 0%

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Ontario (Canada)

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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Kipling from Thornbridge Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.