Halcyon | Thornbridge Brewery

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3.98/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thornbridge Brewery
England, United Kingdom
thornbridgebrewery.co.uk

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mdagnew on 03-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,449
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
245
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
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10
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Photo of JonnyGoldsbrough
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thornbridge Halcyon 7.4% in bottle

Jaipur on steroids.

L2.5 - Light Amber, no head held
S3.5 - slight hoppy notes
T4.5 - redeemed, very similar to Jaipur but with a slight extra kick
O4 a great tasting IPA let down by insipid appearance. Jaipur still my favourite from thornbridge.

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single from LCBO In Hamilton. Pours a somewhat hazy golden yellow with scant white head. Aroma of over ripe pineapple, grapefruit, slightly oniony/sweaty with pine in back. Taste opens with sweet caramel malt but then hits with bitter pine resin, grapefruit rind, mango. Significant bitterness lingers very nicely on a full bodied finish in a subtlely carbonated well balanced IPA.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Lemon, dry grass, and spring spice notes lead in smell and taste. Taste you get more tropical fruits as well, but everything is a bit more muddled compared to the purity of the smell. Body is hoppy and bready then slightly watery, weird transition on palate. A fine dipa, but can't help feeling it has potential to be more with some tweaks.

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Photo of kier
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of georgeanthorpe
3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 123321123321
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khmel
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JavierGC
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of saboliver
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy, light gold glow. Very thin ephemeral head. Really potent citrus and tropical notes on the nose, giving an impression of sweet juiciness. Peach mixed with grapefruit. The taste follows the smell with balanced warmth and roundness under the bitter tang or tropical flavours. Thornbridge make some seriously good ales. For me, a pleasingly limited level of carbonation, allowing the flavours to sing through. Delicious.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From elcervecero. At dinner, after futsal match. With tuna with biscotte. Lemony, herbal and refreshing, with some reminiscences to a belgian strong pale ale. Bbf nov 2017

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Photo of Kiro
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treefig33
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shu_420
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinicole
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Straw colour. Looks flat apart from a few gently rising bubbles.
Light citrus aroma. Fresh grass and silage.
The taste reflects the aroma. Light tea like astringency to end with.
Smooth. Medium body.
Very drinkable despite the ABV.

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Photo of DegenErik
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of migleskun
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not your typical double ipa, "a little smoother, little sweeter on the taste.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SirDirtJoe
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EEscobar
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a great brew. On tap at les Berthoms, Grenoble, France. It shows a golden colour with a nice thick head. The smell is spicy, fruity and malty. The taste follows with a good malt backbone alongside tropical fruits, pepper. It's crisp and not has a low sweetness. I wouldn't say it's an american dipa but it's a good mix between an english and an american ipa

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Halcyon from Thornbridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 245 ratings