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Rudgate IPA (5.2%) - Rudgate Brewery Limited

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Ratings: 1
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rAvg: 3.51
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Brewed by:
Rudgate Brewery Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 08-09-2013)
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3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of April 2014. Purchased recently from Trembling Madness in York. This is a new IPA from Rudgate - a different recipe from their previous version. The label describes it as fruity with hints of citrus.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A bright golden-amber hue with faint haze and light carbonation. Yields a small head of white foam that disappears after a minute or so, leaving only a patchy surface film. Aroma of light fruity hops with hints of white grape, melon and subtle citrus. Underpinned by caramel malt, fruity yeast esters and a touch of diacetyl. Underwhelming.

Tastes of light fruity hops with a crisp, bitter finish. Notes of white grape, mild melon, a hint of grapefruit, citrus, caramel, yeast esters and stewed hops. A faint whiff of diactyl in the background, followed by a dry, leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry - the hop oils stimulate the palate. Pleasant carbonation and decent body. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of fruitiness and bitter stewed hops.

OK, though not amazing. Appearance could be better - improved head retention needed. The aroma and flavour are certainly hoppy, yet strangely unbalanced. I find the light fruity notes don't sit quite right alongside a fairly abrasive bitterness. The faint diacetyl suggests a need for longer maturation before bottling, although this could also be resolved by conditioning with live yeast. Body is alright; perhaps a shade insubstantial. Overall, a decent stab at an IPA but it fails to blend the flavour components perfectly. Probably better on cask. No need to hunt it down.

Rudgate IPA (5.2%) from Rudgate Brewery Limited
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