The Chief | Ilkley Brewery Co.

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3.78/5
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6 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ilkley Brewery Co.
England, United Kingdom
ilkleybrewery.co.uk

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by nickilkleybrewery on 04-13-2014

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
6
pDev:
5.03%
 
 
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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of stephenlee
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Totalpackage411
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Really good double IPA, doesn't taste as strong as it actually is

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Photo of Tdenham
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 500ml bottle with a BB of April 2015. Purchased a while back from the York Beer & Wine shop. The label describes it as a triple-hopped india pale ale.

A: Poured into a tulip pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A hazy marmalade-amber hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of fruity, resinous hops with hints of mild grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, pine, dank weed, sweet caramel malt, ale yeast and stewed hops. Lovely stuff.

T: Tastes of sweet caramel malt with a seriously hoppy character and a bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, pine resin, dank weed, caramel malt, ale yeast, stewed hops and subtle earthiness. A twinge of booze in the background. Slightly sweet, followed by a muscular, hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of sweet malt, bitter aromatic hops and ale yeast.

O: A tasty IPA with a satisfying dose of hops. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are a top-notch blend of American hops, sweet caramel and ale yeast. Nice body. Goes down a treat - hops galore. Well worth sampling if you stumble across it.

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Photo of Zach136
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Best by 02-2015, review 9/11/14

Appearance: Big nutty, caramel notes. Pine is present but behind the malt for sure (3.75)

Flavor: Grassy/pine cotton candy. Huge malt backbone and very sweet. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Extremely sticky and full bodied, medium-light carbonation (3.75)

Overall: Too sticky and grassy for me, not a huge fan (3.80)

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Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle served in a small tulip.

Appearance: Clear deep amber with a weak head.
Surprisingly mild aroma with relatively little hops.

FLAVOR: More sweet caramel malts. Mildly bitter aftertaste.

O: unique and refreshing but mild PA rather than IPA.. Recommended as such.

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The Chief from Ilkley Brewery Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 6 ratings