Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPABelhaven Twisted Thistle IPA
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3.67/5
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Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPABelhaven Twisted Thistle IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Scotland, United Kingdom
belhaven.co.uk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ADR on 09-24-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,004
Reviews:
434
Ratings:
844
pDev:
14.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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22
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Photo of BlueSpader
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper filtered with no carbonation and 2 fingers of off white head.

Smells of caramel, toffee and hints of orange candy.

Decent bitter notes with loads of sweet caramel and toffee, as well as hints of orange and grapefruit bitterness.

Medium body, and medium low carbonation.

Got this in the Merry Christmas gift pack at LCBO, drinking by Lake Muskoka, Jan 7th, 2018.

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Photo of BeerNDoggerel
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sasamarinkovic89
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From 0.33 l bottle. Pours yellowish to copper with nice white head, that quickly disappears. Nice smell of hops. Medium body, with some citrus aroma. Bit bitter, not too much. Kind of sweet aftertaste with notes of grapefruit. Not bad IPA.

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Photo of kbrown
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Libeertarian
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 05/14/17:

Rich, beautiful, semi-clear and multi-toned amber, ranging from honey to pink to tarnished copper, with a sprawling haze of both fine and occasionally coarse particulates. Cream-colored, fine, foamy, filmy head of lower-moderate retention. Smelled skunky at first, no surprise given the type of bottle, regular colorless glass. That goes away relatively quickly, bringing forth caramel and some herbal aromas. I don’t know if there is actually any thistle in this, but it actually does smell a little like one. I used to keep dried thistle heads around so I would know. Beyond that I can detect, at great pains, some citric, windy, and resinous hops. The bottle tells me they are Cascade and Challenger. Taste is completely bizarre but not bad. Sweet honey and lemons, almost lager like, mild skunk again, caramel, nuts, an almost berry-Braggot flavor at the end of the honey and lemon and before bitterness of metal, citrus-seed, pine, and soap finishes each sip. This is kind of strange whether we are categorizing it as more English (the malt and other stylistic details no doubt) or more American (the hops). Medium-bodied, smooth, softer carbonation and plenty of it.

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Photo of Jame515
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hanglow
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

can, this is the euro [email protected]%

Pours amber gold, small head, bright.

Mild aroma, floral,mild citrus

Similar taste, meddium bitterness. It gets dominated by the jaffa cake I eat.

It's ok, just too mild really

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Photo of Dave1999
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OzmanBey
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Normally I am not an IPA person, I don't know why but I just don't like them, they taste too burnt. having said that when I saw this IPA on the shelf I was instantly interested because I really like the taste of Thistle, so even though I wasn't happy it was an IPA I figured I'd give it a go. What I liked about this is the Thistle seemed to balance out the burnt taste of most IPA's. The flavors actually complemented one another in a way I wasn't expecting. Good feeling on the tongue as well. This is one that I would def drink again.

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Photo of DrBass
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RAFH
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of grue_soda
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesLeung
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Supergenou
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djura
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Found it here in Serbia, bottle 0,33 l

A - Pale to red color, thin white foam, medium carbonation.
S - Beautiful aroma. Elderflower all over.
T/M - Drinkable, highly, nit so bitter, some sweetness. Some herbal notes.

O - Almost perfect.

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Photo of MJSFS
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bubbly sugary urine water. I'm confused how anyone would consider this an IPA. I'm regretting purchasing this bottle, regretting pouring it, and without a doubt regretting putting it into my body. Two sips and down the drain.

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4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JRoPA
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information evident.
A: Pours an slightly hazy, amber to light copper color with a less than quarter inch, off white head, little retention, and some soapy lacing.
S: Aromas of honey, caramel and molasses.
T: Flavor follows nose. Sweet with malt much more in evidence than the bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Tingling on palate.
O: Reminds me more of a Scottish Ale than an IPA, even an English one. Enjoyable and servable.

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Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 844 ratings
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