Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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3.93/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Nice rich gold opaque color, with an eggshell white head of a finger. Head has decent retention and nice lacing.
S: Very sweet and tangy, hops are definitely in there, brown sugar. Kind of a dark fruit raisin smell. OK, but some IPAs definitely smell better.
T: A lot richer flavor than many IPAs - the malt is different - it has more barley than many do. Hops are wonderful and strong, and there's a definite smoky flavor in the background which is a nice characteristic. The fruit flavors are in the background, and I think they should be a little stronger. Overall, pretty good.
M: Medium-body, which is appropriate for the style. Pretty creamy and a little oily. Carbonation is good. A little astringent.
D: Goes down easy and drinks well with food.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2009 21:58:17 | More by ralree
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Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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