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13 Guns - Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC

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BA SCORE
85
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 2
Gots: 22 | 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:
Beer added by: WGO on 12-02-2013

Recipe #213
Malts: Pale Ale, Munich, Caramalt, Rye /
Hops: Centennial, Citra, Amarillo, Apollo, Chinook, Kotatu
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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of NilocRellim
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured a clear, darker yellow/gold colour.

Smelled malty, slight hoppy.

Tasted sweet malts and not hoppy or bitter (unusually because it was an IPA).

Would I buy it again? Probably not.

Photo of biboergosum
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. 'A Salute to the original 13 States of America', i.e. British Colonies, so come full circle, we have.

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 is 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.

Photo of Mlkluther
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark Amber with little head that disappears.

Nose is mild. Some hops, slight citrus, malt.

Taste is very muted and follows nose. This one is similar to their Lancaster Bomber but slightly more hoppy and bitter.

Average beer. Not bad and I'd drink another but I'll not go seeking it out.

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Shaker glass. Amber color & crystal clear appearance. Yellowish, close & creamy foam leaves a thin but lasting crown, as well as spots & rings on sides. Caramel malt aroma, hints of ripe fruit & slight toasted biscuit to the nose. Sweet toasted malts at first sip. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Silky palate & spicy touch. Increasing citric & fruity bitter flavors linger into a dried finish. Slight toasted malt arising flavor on the aftertaste is overhelmed by nice resins. Refreshing, flavorful & easy drinkable. A big one!!

Photo of comfygoodness
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a tulip glass. No bottle freshness date.

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.

Photo of dcmchew
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark copper, nice one finger head, not in any hurry though.
Not an "intense hit of hops" in the smell, as it says on the label, but surely a tasty one: tangerines, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, passion fruit, strong green hop oils. Of course, with some nice malts and caramel.
Low toastiness in the taste, rather pale and dry malts. Caramel sufficient though. Fruity, mainly citrusy, kind of zesty and not as flavourful. Lots of citrus peel throughout, and the expected grapefruity finish. Spicy green hops, with pine, slight dankness and floral notes. Nice bitterness in the finish.
Mild carbonation, light, but a bit too dry in the aftertaste and not as much fruitiness lingering as one would expect from an "American" IPA.
Very tasty, nice complexity of malts and hops, but there's an "English" vibe to it that keeps contradicting the style. A good beer still.

Photo of wl0307
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the microbrewery setup of Denial Thwaites, this beer is brewed with Centennial, Citra, Amarillo, Apollo, Chinook and Kohatu hops, and Pale Ale malt, Munich malt, Caramalt and Rye. Coming a slim, high-shouldered straight 330ml bottle, BB 04/10/2014, served cool in a tall tumbler glass.

A: pours an elegant dark copper-ish colour with great clarity and a loosely-formed beige foamy head, coming light carbonation consisting of mainly large bubbles.
S: smelling every bit like an American IPA, big on caramel and pale malts, big on sweet citrus hoppy notes and assertive on hop resins; given a good swirl, lychee-ish fruitiness, pineapple-ish esters, ripe plums, resinous hints, and sweet apple-ly fragrance emerge, while a very light tinge of piney/sprigy hops also stays in the background.
T: lightly effervescent, the swallow is a rich but rounded mouthful of caramel malts, lychee fruits, and sweet grapefruits, full but not heavy; as the malt sweetness and fruitiness settle, the zingy, lightly spicy and citrus-peel-ish hop bitterness develops towards a lightly chewy, herbal and pretty dry finish. Rye might have contributed a little to the dry-ish and lightly spicy mouthfeel, but my palates tell me the attenuation is done at a decent level, too.
M&O: the carbonation remains pretty decent, soft-ish and never too sparkly, while the body is fulsome but never too heavy, holding very well indeed judging by the 5.5%abv. strength. All in all, this is a decently made, thirst-quenching American IPA or Premium Bitter from yet another micro set-up of a large regional brewery in the UK. This one, IMO, doesn’t disappoint.

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Very dark in colour almost ale like even. Raises a foamy creamy off colour dirty tobacco head and boast plenty of busy CO2

Smell - Very piney and hoppy with a bitter nip to it. It is very typical of the style but not the most impressive I have come across.

Taste - Mild hoppy pine flavour which is well balanced by an underlying malty base which has complex bakery biscuit and cake character.

MF - Creamy and a short lived linger with an unexpected cloying end that to be honest took away from the rest of the experience.

Overall - Pretty decent hop profile here balanced well by the malt undercurrent this beer is reasonably complex and has enough interest and flavour to keep me coming bak for more however the mouth feel is a bit of a let down.

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13 Guns from Daniel Thwaites Brewery PLC
85 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.