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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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630 Ratings
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Ratings: 630
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 9
Gots: 19 | 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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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up at the LCBO yesterday along with a few otheres they brought in for fall. Nice to see some new brews there, even if its only on a seasonal basis.

Appearance
Poured a nice clear amber coloured ale. A generous two finger, off white head formed on the pour. Once the head subsided thick lacings remained in this mildly and finely carbonated brew.

Aroma
Pleasant bready malty aromas and a hint of caramel. Grapefruit hop scents round out this IPA.

Taste
Not as big and bold as its cousin, the American IPA, but a very nice and flavourful brew. Very nice and clean malt flavours of biscuit, some bread, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Nicely hopped with good, bitter grapefruit flavour that lingers.

Mouthfeel
Nicely balanced IPA, with good malt and hop character. Light-medium in body, enhanced by fine carbonation, and the lingering zesty hop bitterness.

Drinkability
Very drinkable, pleasant, clean, and refreshingly bitter IPA. Very sessionable, and conceals its alcohol content very well. Would be a great introduction to hoppier ales, and would make decent crossover fare and serve as a great introduction to its bigger and bolder US cousin, the American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2006 22:30:48 | More by demcorhip
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Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.