Halcyon | Thornbridge Brewery

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3.99/5
Very Good
237 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mdagnew on 03-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,041
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
237
pDev:
9.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of mytu420
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of life_of_agony
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spike
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Rich, yellow/gold with a large, frothy head, light carbonation and plentiful, pale haze.

Powerful nose, brimming with pineapple, melon and banana.

Equally powerful taste with resin joining the luscious, juicy, tropical fruits. A little sweetness on the tip of the tongue that is quickly subsumed by the dryness of the hops.

Lovely, slightly oily mouthfeel. The carbonation is more obvious than its appearance would suggest. The dryness is looong.

At 7.4% ABV not a session ale. This is a big beer. But wonderfully drinkable. Fantastically fruity!

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Photo of Farral
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rajendra82
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale golden color was a shade lighter than expected, and the pour was filled with suspended yeast sediment stirred up during transport. The smell was unusual for the style, as I did not expect the strong lemon aroma. The sour smell did not translate into a sour taste however. The flavor was full of floral hops followed appropriately by a strong flavor of honey. The finish had a spicy quality to it. This was not exactly American in a flavor profile, nor was it British. It tasted closest to a cross between an APA and a BSPA to me. The body was medium thick, making this quite easy to drink. Quite expensive for what you get, but worth trying once at least.

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Photo of bobcat1977
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Hazy yellow with a lovely fruity hoppy aroma. Taste reminds me of a slighty weaker Sierra Nevarda Torpedo, little mellower and less herbal.

Excellent beer from Thornbridge, Jaipur is great and this is one notch higher - love it.

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Photo of Songminx2
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy gold under a 1” cream colored foam cap that is persistent, clingy and lacy. S: Big earthy, woody hops with traces of citrus supported by light biscuit notes. T: The palate is maltier and fruitier than the nose. The malt is medium to medium low and supports slightly above medium hop and yeast flavors. There are tropical fruit flavors especially mango with traces of berry and citrus throughout with a hint of banana in the finish. F: Medium to medium light body and medium low carbonation. O: A very interesting IPA packed with flavor. It is much fruitier and less bitter than its American counterparts and has bit tropical fruit flavors.

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Photo of bjd88
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of killcore
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoganlaw
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer tastes good, but it smells like a sack full of skunk buttholes.

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Photo of rpopescu
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrDell
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johntfox
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tasurinchi
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tsotsi
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerTruck
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Weird. Looks and feels like a kellerbier. Pretty good taste tho'.

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Photo of deonreds
4.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gnikola
3.42/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mizx
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djura
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Golden honey color. Something tick in the glass, from yeast or something else, very interesting. White foam, low carbonation.
S - Honey, haze, fresh, grassy, highly aromatic.
T/M - Haze, honey, balanced bitterness, refreshing, crisp.

O - Very good. Maybe a bit less imperial IPA, and a bit more English IPA.

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Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Halcyon from Thornbridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 237 ratings
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