Halcyon | Thornbridge Brewery

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233 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
Ratings:
233
Reviews:
79
Avg:
4
pDev:
9%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 233 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of rajendra82
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
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%
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 -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
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 -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of killcore
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoganlaw
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
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 +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrDell
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johntfox
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tasurinchi
4.52/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tsotsi
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerTruck
3.46/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -25%
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 +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gnikola
3.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mizx
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djura
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
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%

Photo of FLima
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy amber yellow color with a thick one finger head with medium retention and leaving some laces.
Aroma of bread malt, pineapple, melon and lemongrass.
Flavor of mango, melon, spices, grass, pine, biscuit malt base, floral and mildly citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon and white wine. Dry, almost astringent aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Full malty body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.4% is well disguised.
Great British take on an American DIPA. Malty, but not overly sweet with enough hops to undertake it. Good mix between green, citrus and tropical. Very drinkable, especially considering the style. Love the Thornbridges.

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Photo of Offa
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

I find this to be an outstanding IPA,complex,engaging, sell-rounded, and highly drinkable.

Dark straw yellow, slightly hazy, it has a big white head steadily shrinking to lasting thin foamy top.

Aroma is yeasty lemon, hints of grapefruit, pineapple, bread, flowery and woody (cedar?), hint of orange marmalade - aromatic, juicy , complex and very nice.

Taste is very cedary, juicy (passionfruit), lemony, yeasty up front through the finish, some bread crust and pepper coming later.It has some definite but restrained sweetness and bitterness, balanced and slightly on the dry side. It has lingering zesty, engaging bitterness, light mineral quality, and a creamy, full feel.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of stomioka
3.92/5  rDev -2%

Halcyon from Thornbridge Brewery
4 out of 5 based on 233 ratings.
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