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Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPABelhaven Twisted Thistle IPA

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627 Ratings
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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADR on 09-24-2005)
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Ben4881

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Twisted Thistle IPA
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

Appearance:
The Twisted Thistle is a transparent pale golden color with touches of amber. A frothy billowing slightly off white head erupts from this brew. This beer has great head retention and very nice, unbelievable lacing is left behind as the head slowly retreats to a half inch above the surface. The almost all encompassing lacing persists throughout the drinking experience.

Smell:
This IPA does not have a very strong scent. What little aroma is present is well balanced between yeast, malt, and hops. No single fragrance takes over. Barely any fragrance is detectable.

Taste:
Dry, bitter hops take center stage right up front. An excellent caramel malt backbone picks up the slack and eases the bitterness. Then the malt flavor exits for the clean, crisp, and dry hop finish. The bitterness creeps back in the aftertaste, which can be detected in the back of the throat, roof of the mouth, and the back of the tongue. This beer has a great balance.

Mouthfeel:
The Thistle has a light to medium body with a healthy dose of carbonation. The carbonation does not completely take over, but it is definitely noticeable. It is a pretty good feel for the style.

Drinkability:
The balanced flavor and light body make this IPA very drinkable. With only 6.1% ABV, this is an excellent session beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 01:59:37 | More by Ben4881
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Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.