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13 Guns - Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC

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BA SCORE
86
very good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Recipe #213
Malts: Pale Ale, Munich, Caramalt, Rye /
Hops: Centennial, Citra, Amarillo, Apollo, Chinook, Kotatu

(Beer added by: WGO on 12-02-2013)
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330ml bottle. 'A Salute to the original 13 States of America', i.e. British Colonies, so come full circle, have we.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium bronzed amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, bubbly, and loosely foamy ecru head, which leaves a nice band of snowflake lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of musty pine needles, overripe navel oranges and white grapefruit, gritty, grainy pale malt, a touch of hard toffee, and more indistinct, but duly pleasant tropical fruit. The taste is bitter grapefruit, orange, and lemon citrus rind, some further pineapple and kiwi sharp fruitiness, crackery caramel malt, more crystallized toffee, and a moderately dank forest floor pine hop astringency.

The carbonation is quite soft, in its mere lilting frothiness, the body a steady medium weight, and perhaps a bit pithy and clammy in its claim to smoothness. It finishes fairly dry, the sweetness of the malt going to ground, and the mixed fruity tartness grabbing hard on the handrails.

While the hops are clearly evident in this brew, as are their mostly Yankee provenance, the offering as a whole lacks crispness, and focus, for lack of a better term. Or maybe it's just the rye on the malt bill. Anyways, tasty enough, but not in a way that makes me want to return for more, even given the rather inexpensive retail price around here.

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A: A dark auburn color with no head despite a fairly rough pour.

S: Not a particularly strong aroma. Resiny hops, some orange peel.

T: The hops come first with about the same strength as the nose indicates. The beer has a strong malt presence with sweet bread coming to mind. After the malts fade, a slight bitter taste is left on the tongue.

M: The carbonation is a tad low for the style, and the mouthfeel is a little thin.

O: Nothing terrible, especially considering the price point, but none of the flavors stand out in particular. I would have liked to see more of a hop presence in the taste.

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13 Guns from Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
86 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.