Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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Reviews by demcorhip:
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.
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.
Pleasant bready malty aromas and a hint of caramel. Grapefruit hop scents round out this IPA.
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.
Nicely balanced IPA, with good malt and hop character. Light-medium in body, enhanced by fine carbonation, and the lingering zesty hop bitterness.
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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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.