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Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall Kipling

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
TappedLeeds, West Yorkshire20 Jan 2019
Chesterfield ArmsChesterfield, Derbyshire08 Jan 2018
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London11 Nov 2016
Oscar's InnNewark, Nottinghamshire29 Dec 2015
Queens ArmsGlossop, Derbyshire16 Dec 2015
Small BarBristol, Avon17 Oct 2015
The Treacle TapMacclesfield, Cheshire01 May 2015
The RakeSouthwark, Central London22 Apr 2015
Tap EastStratford, Greater London25 Mar 2015
Trafford ArmsNorwich, Norfolk12 Feb 2015
The Victoria HotelBeeston, Nottinghamshire31 Jan 2015
Red LionLeytonstone, Greater London03 Jan 2015
The Mulberry TreeTwickenham, Greater London29 Nov 2014
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London25 Nov 2014
HopinnNewcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire22 Apr 2014
Olde VicStockport, Greater Manchester16 Apr 2014
Ramsay's BarBuxton, Derbyshire20 Jan 2014
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent17 Jan 2014
Pint ShopCambridge, Cambridgeshire05 Dec 2013
Five LampsDerby, Derbyshire19 Jul 2013
Ravensbourne ArmsLewisham, Greater London26 May 2013
Royal AlbertNew Cross, Greater London14 Apr 2013
Sheffield TapSheffield, South Yorkshire29 Jan 2013
The Humphrey BeanTonbridge, Kent12 Jan 2013
Packhorse InnLittle Longstone, Derbyshire12 Dec 2012
The Cock TavernHackney, Greater London14 Oct 2012
The New InnCanterbury, Kent12 Oct 2012
York TapYork, North Yorkshire15 Aug 2012
Port Street Beer HouseManchester, Greater Manchester29 Jul 2012
The Beer HallStaveley, Cumbria19 Jul 2012
Southampton ArmsGospel Oak, Greater London03 Jun 2012
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2012Margate, Kent07 Apr 2012
Craft Beer Co.Clerkenwell, Central London19 Jan 2012
The Griffin InnShustoke, Warwickshire01 Jan 2012
The Tithe (formerly Tithe Bar and Brasserie)Northallerton, North Yorkshire05 Oct 2011
The Salehurst HaltSalehurst, East Sussex14 Jun 2011
The GreystonesSheffield, South Yorkshire16 Apr 2011
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent26 Feb 2011
01st Amber Valley Beer & Cider Festival (The Ripley Rail Ale Festival)Ripley, Derbyshire02 Oct 2010
The Red LionRipley, Derbyshire02 Oct 2010
The Samuel LloydCorby, Northamptonshire28 Sep 2010
The Society RoomsMaidstone, Kent25 Sep 2010
The County HotelAshford, Kent18 Sep 2010
The Willow WalkVictoria, Central London18 Sep 2010
Cask Pub & KitchenPimlico, Central London15 Sep 2010
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent19 Jul 2010
Crown InnBeeston, Nottinghamshire19 Jun 2010
OddfellowsNorth Shields, Tyne and Wear07 Dec 2009
University ArmsSheffield, South Yorkshire17 Jul 2009
Silk Mill Ale & Cider HouseDerby, Derbyshire14 Jul 2009
The BullHorton Kirby, Kent06 Jun 2009
Reading Beer Festival 2009Reading, Berkshire30 Apr 2009
The BodegaNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear30 Oct 2007
Reading Beer Festival 2007Reading, Berkshire04 May 2007

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Tapped, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Jan 2019

Chesterfield Arms, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried08 Jan 2018

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripAcceptable11 Nov 2016 Sour bittering and some cloudiness
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Nov 2016 Just on at closing time

Oscar's Inn, Newark, Nottinghamshire

HSBNot Tried29 Dec 2015

Queens Arms, Glossop, Derbyshire

HSBGood16 Dec 2015

Small Bar, Bristol, Avon

AndrewNot Tried17 Oct 2015

The Treacle Tap, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Philip PirripGood01 May 2015

The Rake, Southwark, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Apr 2015
DosserNot Tried13 Dec 2013 On Keg- £5 a pint!!
BlairExcellent09 Aug 2008 This was very hoppy and very tasty. Reminded me a little of the Jaipur just a little less intense. Really good beer.

Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Jack WilliamNot Tried25 Mar 2015
ChrisENot Tried12 Mar 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Feb 2014
ChrisENot Tried17 Oct 2011

Trafford Arms, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried12 Feb 2015

The Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

HSBExcellent31 Jan 2015

Red Lion, Leytonstone, Greater London

HSBNot Tried03 Jan 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Mar 2014

The Mulberry Tree, Twickenham, Greater London

TobesNot Tried29 Nov 2014

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Excellent25 Nov 2014 Perfectly clear.

Hopinn, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried22 Apr 2014
MickNot Tried22 Apr 2014

Olde Vic, Stockport, Greater Manchester

ChrisEGood16 Apr 2014

Ramsay's Bar, Buxton, Derbyshire

MickGood20 Jan 2014 A good pint of this pale hoppy bitter.
MickExcellent03 Jan 2013 Perhaps not the best pint of Kipling I've had but still very good, hoppy and full bodied.
MickExcellent29 Aug 2012 Kipling, enough said, superb hops and body.

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

TobesNot Tried17 Jan 2014
ChrisENot Tried15 Jan 2014
TobesNot Tried04 Jan 2014
DosserExcellent19 Jan 2013
PedroNot Tried18 Jan 2013
PedroExcellent16 Jan 2013
PedroExcellent15 Jan 2013
DosserExceptional13 Jan 2013 Other beers on but write about them tomorrow
PedroNot Tried15 Jun 2012
PedroExceptional03 Jun 2012
DosserExcellent26 May 2012
PedroNot Tried24 May 2012
PedroExcellent23 May 2012
DosserExceptional07 May 2012
PedroExceptional04 Feb 2012 Ran out !
DosserExceptional29 Jan 2012 Out of this world
PedroExceptional27 Jan 2012
DosserExcellent14 Jan 2012 Lovely. Ran out.
PedroNot Tried13 Jan 2012
PedroExcellent06 Jan 2012
PedroNot Tried05 Jan 2012
PedroExceptional30 Sep 2011
PedroExcellent29 Sep 2011
PedroExceptional27 Sep 2011 Not normally one I like but wow! this was superb fresh on!
PedroNot Tried15 Jul 2011
AlenomoreExceptional15 Jul 2011 One of the best ales in the world.
PedroNot Tried07 Jan 2011
DosserExcellent06 Jan 2011
PedroExceptional01 Dec 2010 superb !
PedroExceptional29 Nov 2010
PedroNot Tried09 May 2009
DosserExcellent09 May 2009
PedroExcellent08 May 2009
PedroExcellent07 May 2009 outside on stillage

Pint Shop, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried05 Dec 2013

Five Lamps, Derby, Derbyshire

ChrisENot Tried19 Jul 2013

Ravensbourne Arms, Lewisham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried26 May 2013

Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried14 Apr 2013 Next on

Sheffield Tap, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Philip PirripNot Tried29 Jan 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Nov 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Oct 2012
Philip PirripExcellent28 Jun 2012 Not bitter enough for me
Philip PirripNot Tried22 May 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Apr 2012
PedroNot Tried17 Apr 2011
PedroNot Tried15 Apr 2011
ChrisEExceptional07 May 2010 Wow, this is good.
JeffnJoNot Tried21 Mar 2010

The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Excellent12 Jan 2013

Packhorse Inn, Little Longstone, Derbyshire

WittendenExceptional12 Dec 2012 A lovely fruity and seductive beer.

The Cock Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Oct 2012
Stephen HarrisExcellent29 Aug 2012 Fragrantly hoppy strong bitter.

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

MickExcellent12 Oct 2012 This is more like it, good hop and citrus aroma and taste.

York Tap, York, North Yorkshire

Philip PirripNot Tried15 Aug 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Aug 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Aug 2012
HSBExcellent02 Jun 2012
ChrisENot Tried17 May 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried10 May 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Apr 2012
WittendenExceptional15 Feb 2012 Wonderful hops which seduce the tongue.Stone fruit.

Port Street Beer House, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Stephen HarrisNot Tried29 Jul 2012

The Beer Hall, Staveley, Cumbria

ChrisENot Tried19 Jul 2012

Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried03 Jun 2012

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2012, Margate, Kent

oz11Excellent07 Apr 2012

Craft Beer Co., Clerkenwell, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried19 Jan 2012

The Griffin Inn, Shustoke, Warwickshire

Bear & Ragged StaffExcellent01 Jan 2012 No nonsence strong bitter. Wonderful fragrant, citrus hop flavour. Very smooth and very drinkable - be careful this doesn't drink at 5.2%.

The Tithe (formerly Tithe Bar and Brasserie), Northallerton, North Yorkshire

davidg83Excellent05 Oct 2011 Pale amber pint with a light creamy head. Tangy fruits but predominantly hoppy. Mellow and moreish

The Salehurst Halt, Salehurst, East Sussex

thebrewingmanNot Tried14 Jun 2011

The Greystones, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

PedroNot Tried16 Apr 2011

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

MickNot Tried26 Feb 2011
AndrewNot Tried25 Feb 2011
IanExcellent25 Feb 2011 The right balance of Nelson Sauvin hops on this.
MickNot Tried24 Feb 2011
BlairExcellent23 Feb 2011 Fantastic fruity and hoppy strong bitter.
IanNot Tried05 Feb 2011
MickNot Tried22 Jan 2011
MickNot Tried18 Jan 2011
MickNot Tried08 Jan 2011
AndrewNot Tried07 Jan 2011 Had a sip of Ian's and it was superb.
IanExceptional07 Jan 2011 The Nelson Sauving hops were stunning. So drinkable in the mouth. Doesn't drink 5.2% ABV. Just wonderful.
GlynExcellent20 Jan 2010
GlynExceptional19 Jan 2010 Does the job quite well
BrianExceptional16 Jan 2010 Amber/honey colour. Soft fruit aroma, banana, mango that type of thing, not lemony. More orange/yellow fruit in mouth, some syrup but not cloying at all, sharp and clean. Flavours perfectly integrated, not loose, lingering intense bitter finish. Better than Jaipur? Maybe, ask me after Wednesday.
BlairExcellent22 Dec 2009 Malty and fruity, but covers it's strength well so quite dangerous.
AndrewExcellent10 Oct 2009 Wow. Gooseberry, peach, fizzy dryness. Excellent beer for its strength and not cloying at all.
IanExceptional10 Oct 2009 Take one of the best breweries in Britain, take Nelson Sauvin hops, take the best cellarman in Kent. What you have is stunning. I've had this quite a few times, but the intensity of the gooseberry/grapefruit/tropical fruits in the mouth and on the swallow were shear perfection. A little sweaty sox on the aroma, but the flavour on the swallow was so good, I couldn't fault it.
BlairExcellent09 Oct 2009 Sweet, floral and very fruity ale. Really does not taste 5.2%.

01st Amber Valley Beer & Cider Festival (The Ripley Rail Ale Festival), Ripley, Derbyshire

AlenomoreNot Tried02 Oct 2010

The Red Lion, Ripley, Derbyshire

AlenomoreNot Tried02 Oct 2010

The Samuel Lloyd, Corby, Northamptonshire

StephenGood28 Sep 2010 Has been on 5 days lost a little from Sundaybut still good
StephenExceptional26 Sep 2010 Beer of the weekend honeyed hue fruity malts not a hint of 5.2% undoubtedly worth the five, condition was lovely it made me glad people were drinking the smooth and the Magniers cos if they knew how good this was it would be gone.

The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

AlenomoreExceptional25 Sep 2010 A top class ale and very drinkable.

The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

ChrisEExcellent18 Sep 2010 This was superb, perhaps a little too cold, but still extremely enjoyable.
IanExceptional17 Sep 2010 So good I had 5 pints. So much flavour, so much hop, so drinkable, so lovely, I can't quite believe. In fact I'm going to have to stop typing this and go back to the pub for some more.
ChrisENot Tried16 Sep 2010 Coming Soon.

The Willow Walk, Victoria, Central London

AlenomoreNot Tried18 Sep 2010

Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, Central London

AndrewNot Tried15 Sep 2010
BlairNot Tried06 Mar 2010

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

ChrisEExceptional19 Jul 2010 I rarely mark any beer as exceptional, but this was as good as it gets.

Crown Inn, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

ChrisENot Tried19 Jun 2010

Oddfellows, North Shields, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordieExcellent07 Dec 2009

University Arms, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

IanExceptional17 Jul 2009 After having this not on form in Derby on the Tuesday and then on the previous evening at this pub, this was astonishing. Even Jacob from Ratebeer only wanted to drink this. The Nelson Sauvin hops were outstanding.
IanAcceptable16 Jul 2009 Not in great shape to be honest, far better the next evening when this was so good. A bit too sweaty sox rather than singing Nelson Sauvin hop on the aroma.

Silk Mill Ale & Cider House, Derby, Derbyshire

IanAcceptable14 Jul 2009 Slightly sweaty sox hop. But still lovely, really aggressive gooseberry on finish, but a bit too sweaty sox overall.

The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent

IanGood06 Jun 2009 Having this beer in Kent is a real treat. Bit hazy and according to Haddonsman (beer blogger from Derby) the brewery isn't quite settled at the moment preparing on the move to Bakewell and some yeast problems too. Having said that the hops are unbelievably aggressive. Pale grapefruit aroma, but then on the finish the b nettle hop almost strips the tongue. Anyone who loves Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc or Loire S Blanc should get themselves a mini keg of this stuff. The fruit is sublime
DubbelNot Tried01 May 2009
DubbelGood28 Apr 2009 Not at its cintilating best. They still have a yeast problem.
DubbelExcellent31 Mar 2009 A knockout ale, so fruity and exotic. Thornbridge beers too often coming out the barrel with a slight haze on of late. Apparently a yeast issue acknowledged by the brewery. Fortunately the flavour was not noticeably affected.
DubbelExcellent17 Mar 2009 Had settled some since its lively introduction yesterday. Fruit flavours even more pronounced. Subject of much praise from the pub's experienced palates.
DubbelExcellent16 Mar 2009 The main event. Spritely citric beast of a pale ale. Rasping grapefruit and lime mingle with softer kiwi and mandarin notes in spite of the foggy appearance. Not quite at showcase condition.
DubbelExceptional05 Feb 2009 South-pacific pale ale laden with antipodean hops, giving tropical, kiwi and passion fruit flavours the like of which I have never tasted before. Wonderful.

Reading Beer Festival 2009, Reading, Berkshire

IanExcellent30 Apr 2009 Just such lovely lime fruit with bit of tropical juice. Lovely.

The Bodega, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

IanExcellent30 Oct 2007 Coming towards the end of the barrel, so lacked a certain taut freshness, but still wonderful.

Reading Beer Festival 2007, Reading, Berkshire

IanExceptional04 May 2007 Beer of the festival for me. Gold colour with lasting white head. Lovely, lovely aroma, fruits are limes, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, gooseberry, like a New World Sauvignon Blanc. Stunning in mouth. Awesome. The amount of fruity hop, great condtion, fresh, not flabby or astringent. Just fantastic flavour.

Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall Kipling

5.20% ABV.

We have tried this beer 73 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Excellent to Exceptional.

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