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Kipling | Thornbridge Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by soulgrowl on 01-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,827
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
262
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
23
Trade:
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Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of HamdenHector
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A: fairly hazy; pale gold in color; 1+ finger finely pored white head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: grass, herbal, lemon;

T: flavor is subdued; follows the nose; mild bitterness on the finish that builds to moderate in the aftertaste;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate creamy, carbonation; moderately dry finish; very smooth;

O: very easy to drink;

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Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On the list of "1001 Beers To Drink Before You Die," my review comes at my next tasting.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Half on cask at Cask Beer Co, Covent Garden. Pours clear straw gold with small (cask pour) head dissipates quickly and leaves only spots. Nose is quite mild with just a little tropical fruit...a lot less than expected. Flavor is has an initial fruity sweetness, but is actually drier and turns to a slightly astringent bitterness on the back of the tongue during the finish. Certainly more bitter than the nose or initial taste indicated. Overall, I'm not too excited by this one. Nose is too light and flavor is unbalanced toward an astringent bitterness.
Not sure what this is labeled an English Pale Ale. It is almost certainly an American Pale Ale.

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

Photo of Fatehunter
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is tropical fruits, nice.
The taste is a nice dry malt, moderate bitterness with tropical fruit sweetness.
The texture is soft with low carbonation.
Enjoyable.

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Photo of JTuomi
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Catalin90
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hdtrice
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spike
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear, pale gold. Large head recedes rapidly. Some lacing. Could be mistaken for a lager if it wasn't for the low carbonation, which is present in the form of a single stream of tiny bubbles.

The label states this beer is made exclusively with Nelson Sauvin hop. Delicate (maybe too delicate?) cantaloupe and guava.

Refreshing. Very dry. Delicate once again, which is surprising given the presence of the NZ hop.

Thin mouthfeel. But the extreme dryness leaves a pleasant burn that lasts.

Did I expect more from this beer? Maybe. I read the Nelson Sauvin hop is considered overpowering by some, but Kipling feels a little underpowered to me. That said, it's refreshing and easy-drinking.

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Photo of kazmash
3.07/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

pours a bit darker than a straw yellow with a nice white head. good retentino and lacing. aroma is softly tropical fruit. taste follows suit with light tropical fruits. maybe an old bottle. and a slight bitterness on the finish. good carbonation.

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Photo of BdM
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anatole
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tappangordo
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRUUMSH
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vandeir_bochi
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDell
4.74/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vinicole
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JCD611
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donspublic
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Kipling from Thornbridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 262 ratings
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