Trunk Island Pale Ale | The Frog & Onion Pub

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Brewed by:
The Frog & Onion Pub
Bermuda
frogandonion.bm

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Commonly referred to as IPA, this highly hopped brew is packed full of flavor with sharp bitter finish. British soldiers serving in the far flung colony of India would appreciate this ale, which can be enjoyed with a variety of meals.

Added by lordofthewiens on 07-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
18.13%
 
 
Wants:
1
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3
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3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BltByKrmn
1.98/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of misternebbie
3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Heady and chewy malt with decent amount of hops recommended

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of micromaniac129
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of jsausley
3.25/5  rDev -5%

A mediocre pale ale with significant effervescent and yeast flavors. It pours golden clear and has a decent malt and hop body but is lacking in any strong and defining characteristics.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of CorvetteMike
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On a cruise from NJ to Bermuda the ship was docked at King's Wharf in the Royal Naval Dockyard. Stopped into the Frog and Onion Micro Brewery. Purchased a 5 glass sample.

A: Orange color wilt small amount of carbonation 1 finger head.

S: Caramel taste with slight hops presence.

T: Light caramel taste, some malt, and a slight citrus presence. Well balanced.

M: Medium body, slight carbonation, drinkable, and enjoyable.

O: Enjoyable, drinkable, my favorite of the five samples. Would purchase a full glass on a later trip.

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3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draught @ Hog Penny: This one poured a hazy, orangish light copper color. There was just a wisp of an off-white head on it. There was some lacing. The nose was quite good, and a little different from a typical IPA. There was a mix of floral, grapefruit and piney hops. Not as upfront as we are used to in an American IPA. The taste is nice. The hop bite is subdued. Get some caramel malts, biscuit, touch of mild fruit. Nice.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of KTCamm
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the Dockyard in Bermuda.

Pours dark copper, some foam, some stickiness. Toffee/caramel in the nose, but very light. Taste is a more bitter malty beer. Hop sticks throughout with a bitter aftertaste,

Carbonation way too light for an IPA. Need more bite.

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Photo of Kooz
2.21/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this on 6/8/11, but just found my notes now; didn't want to try to guess and enter without them.

Amber with some head that dissipated quickly but left a sticky lacing on the glass. Smells of hops--no other notes. Tastes sharp and hoppy; not much depth. Too sharp. There is no body to the beer. It had a nice aftertaste, but a harsh finish. I wouldn't order this.

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Trunk Island Pale Ale from The Frog & Onion Pub
3.42 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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