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Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version) - Ringwood Brewery

Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version)Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version)

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BA SCORE
82
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111 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 111
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.34%


Brewed by:
Ringwood Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PorterPounder on 08-20-2003)
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jasonjlewis

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3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a 1/2 finger head with decent retention and a coudy orange/ruby color.

Smell is very fruity and unique. Tangerines, grapefruit, a little bit of cloves and some plum. I've heard about this yeast strain, very many byproducts in this one.

Taste is fruity with some bitter citrus notes. These notes take over the pale malts balanced with a bit of crystal malts. There is an earthy hop flavor as well.

Good body and nice carbonation.

The byproducts of the yeast make this one a little bit unique. It's not highly drinkable because of this, but it's mildly interesting to say the least.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 21:43:17 | More by jasonjlewis
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Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version) from Ringwood Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.