Halcyon | Thornbridge Brewery

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3.98/5
Very Good
241 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#5,828
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
241
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
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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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Photo of HWMASTERBREW
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale yellow with good foam stability. Nice lacing left on glass as foam subsides. Very good West Coast style IPA, but seems a bit unbalanced, with very strong citrus hop flavour overpowering the malt. Very good bittering and aroma, with strong citrus aroma. Very good beer, but would have liked the malt to come through a bit more. Mouthfeel was very good, and the beer had a good long finish.

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Photo of shelby415
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I up my rating from the first tasting (2016) because the second bottle I had with Indian food (2018) and it paired well.

I've seen this yellow-orange before with a decent head and Halcyon is only slightly above average.
Smells are mostly tropical fruit and malt. Tastes are largely the same, but the Indian food makes me want more ale.
The bubbles are sufficient to cleanse the palate and add some fruit juice to keep the spices at bay.
I like fruitier IPAs more than bitter ones because beer should not make food taste bitter. A mild complement works best and Halcyon is that.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold color, almost clear. White head, unfortunately completely impermanent, leaves a mark on the glass.
Aroma: the wealth of fruit, citrus, tropics, floral notes.
Taste: Citrus fruits clear advantage, again flowers.
Gentian intense, slightly resinous, saturation average.

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Halcyon from Thornbridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 241 ratings