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India Pale Ale - Harbour Brewing Company

India Pale Ale
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 7.18%

Brewed by:
Harbour Brewing Company visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: CwrwAmByth on 09-14-2013)
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Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle: BBD 1st May 2014. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 10th Jan 2014. This is the first beer of a 'random beer tasting evening' I'm having with myself while the wife is dining with a bunch of other ladies elsewhere.

Exceedingly lively, only got about a third of the bottle into the glass on the first pour because the head it produced just kept growing and growing. Below it was a misty, deep old gold coloured body. The huge head left some heavy lacing too.

Spicy hop nose with citrus undertones.

The beer was refreshing and tasty: bitter and almost sharp on the tongue, the hops ruling the malt contents completely.

I'm not fan of golden brews that have a citrus front usually: however this has enough character and depth of spiciness to equal those lemon/lime type flavours and aromas. I thought a peppery taste arrived as it warmed a little too.

Most enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 19:51:34 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a BB of May 2014. Acquired recently from Sainsbury as part of their 2013 Beer Hunt. The label mentions that this is brewed using American hop varieties and also features a tale about a giant octopus....

Poured into a tulip pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A hazy sunset-amber with visible sediment and good carbonation. Produces a huge head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of juicy hops with notes of grapefruit, citrus, white grape, melon, grass/hay, mild spiciness, subtle caramel malt and earthy yeast. Exceptionally hoppy - delicious.

Tastes of intensely fruity hops with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, white grape, melon, grass/hay, faint tropical fruit, light caramel, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a strident, spicy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruity aromatic hops, bitterness and earthy yeast.

Very tasty - tons of character yet nicely balanced. Looks decent, with an aroma and flavour of hoppy citrus and delicate malt. Good body. Superbly drinkable; I regret only grabbing the one bottle before it disappeared from the shelves. A lovely IPA. Well worth sampling if you come across it.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 00:42:31 | More by jazzyjeff13
Photo of vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sainsburys Great British Beer Hunt 2013

Poured cloudy (bottled conditioned?- doesn't say). Yellow to amber.

Hops to the nose. Light citrus.

Nice full flavour and easy to drink. Bitter finish.

My kind of IPA - good hops but also balanced.

Gets my vote.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 19:53:32 | More by vinicole
Photo of CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500ml bottle - Sainsburys Great British Beer Hunt 2013.

Pours a light amber colour with a thick white head.

Smells fruity and piney - pretty pungent.

Tastes surprisingly hoppy. Lots of big US hops - citrus and pine, but with still quite a hefty caramel malty backbone. Slight soapiness.

Overall a pretty nice one, great at £1.50.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 00:13:15 | More by CwrwAmByth
India Pale Ale from Harbour Brewing Company
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