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Alnwick IPA - Alnwick Brewery

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 2
Avg: 3.47
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Alnwick Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) | 4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 06-05-2012

Brewed at Daleside Brewery.
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
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3.03/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of June 2012. Picked up a while ago from a supermarket in Hartlepool. Described on the label as a traditional IPA from the 1800s; a re-creation of a recipe from the original Alnwick brewery (now destroyed). Contract-brewed by the Daleside brewery in Harrogate.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A golden-amber hue with medium carbonation and light floating sediment. Forms a decent head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two before subsiding. Aroma of caramel malt, stewed hops, a hint of staleness and faint overtones of citrus.

Tastes of caramel malt with a dry finish. Notes of stewed hops, a faint hint of citrus and a mild harshness in the background, along with stale cardboard. Slightly bitter upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, but a tad thin and quite dry. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of harsh stewed hops.

Rather so-so. A 'traditional' IPA in the British sense - in other words the hops take a back seat. Not much in the way of hop aroma or serious bitterness; in fact this comes across as a standard English bitter. I don't like to dump on the efforts of a small brewery, but this is pretty dull. No need to seek it out.

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3.9/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Says on the bottle that it's based on the original Alnwick IPA.

A: Orange gold body, white head with great lacing.

T: Floral hops, although the flowers are suggested more than anything. Not half as bitter as I was expecting but it's bitter enough. Tangy with that classic English prickly ginger quality and green tea leaves.

O: A straight down the middle English bitter, not one of them re-defined modern IPAs. Enjoyed it very much with a ploughmans at Banburgh Castle.

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Alnwick IPA from Alnwick Brewery
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