Sanda Blonde IPA - Fyne Ales Ltd
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by StJamesGate:
3.69/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Platinum blonde with creamy white froth that leaves speckles, rings and ribbons.
Flinty grain, honey, some honeydew and lemon peel on the nose - faintly.
Saltine malts pushed aside by white grapefruit rind, cattiness and musky white grape skin. Sweetens as it warms.
Melon finish and sweet gooseberry linger.
Light, crisp, lean.
Wondering how much aroma hops they're putting in this Sanda series because not much is showing up on the nose. And again, at 5.5%, it a bit thin and sharp to hold up to a punchy hop like Nelson. More like an English Blonde than an IPA or APA - but then it would be too strong for that style. Chalky and not altogether pleasant.
Where are you going with this, Fyne?
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2013 18:47:26 | More by StJamesGate
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District of Columbia
3.81/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: yellow golden, little cloudy, foamy white head that sticks around. The look is more reminiscent of a blonde ale.
S: initially I got a little sea scent, some lemon; deeper sniffs got a more classic ESB style of malt and bitterness.
T: much like the later smell, reminds me a little of an ESB. There is a little lemon tartness underneath. More hops than malt, grassy throughout - not what I expected from the look.
M: carbonation plays throughout, and there's a good tug on the sides of the mouth in the end.
O: more bitter and dry than I expected, but quite enjoyable. This is definitely an IPA despite its yellow pale look.
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2014 20:20:55 | More by cjgiant
Sanda Blonde IPA from Fyne Ales Ltd
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