Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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Reviews by OldFrothingSlosh:
4.38/5 rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I ventured to Carytown Wine and Beer recently, just to see what they had...and saw this "New Arrival". I'm always up for a new IPA, so the $3.49 was plunked down without thought.
Color is a clear copper, with an infusion of honey...maybe a dash of auburn for good measure. Tight, tiny-bubbled off-white head is about 1/2 finger thick. Micro-thin bubbles offer up some thin rings of lace.
This is brewed with Challenger and Cascade hops. Fresh and hoppy nose. Notes of citrus, freshly-cut grass, and peppery spice.
Flavor offers up a sharp twang of bitterness on the taste buds, followed by a rising sweetness that is quickly subdued again by a bitter and somewhat smoky finish. Quite a long aftertaste.
A strange mouthfeel sensation with this one...a very "powdery" character. It's hard to explain, but caught me off guard. Don't get me wrong...it's not bad in any way. It's different. Nice level of body and the carbonation is right. Relatively low ABV. Very flavorful and one I'll purchase in the near future (if only to send to AKSmokedPorter, as I know he wants to try this one). I drool at the thought of trying this on cask.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2005 02:20:15 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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3.53/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear amber color. It's topped with a small white head that immediately disappears until nothing is left.
The aroma is mild, just some pleasant citrusy hops can be picked up.
The taste is a complete opposite. Starts with a slight sweetness that immediately turns to a decent bitterness. Finish is even more bitter and slight spices can be also felt.
Aftertaste just lasts and lasts - bittery and spicy.
A very nice beer. Despite strong finish, still nicely enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2014 14:18:03 | More by MarkoNm
Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.