Tap at Gremlin as Bear State. Aroma is fruity, spiky, touch earthy. Fruity, pineapple, citrus, light tropical, very fruity. Bitterness is there but not in your face. Further down the citrus dominates. Lemon and grapefruit. Maybe a touch of malty sweetness there in the background. Nice.
On tap at Brewers Cooperative. Pours straw. Grapefruit, orange, pine, pithy bitterness, some caramelised peel stuff in there too. Decent balance, good body, nice.
33cl Bottle at The Black Smith, as Bear State. Slightly hazy golden orange colour, white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, resin, cookie, some caramel, orange jelly. Flavour is medium sweet, citrus, resin, hint of grass, caramel, light floral, some mango, decent bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Tasty fruity IPA.
Draft at Gollem, Amstel. Hazy golden orange with a white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel malt, fruity hops and orange. Flavour is above moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. [20-07-2016]
500m, prijzige shit dit..... helder gouden met fijne witte kraag. aroma is vrij beperkt of het komt omdat ik hem vrij koud hem uitgeschonken. wat zoet, sinaasappel en citrus. Smaken zijn erg zacht, matig bitter, gras, mout, gist, erg moutig, citrus, den, gras, ingetogen... nee
500ml bottle as Bear State from Favourite Beers. Hazy pale orange colour with a two finger white head. Aroma of sweetish caramel malt, hops, fruit, pine, floral. Taste of sweet light malts with a slight earthiness, caramel, citrus, fruit, bitter hop finish. Fairly well balanced but it being billed as a west coast IPA surprises me as it feels more like a British one, the hops don’t stand out as much as I was expecting them to. Still, a nice IPA.
500ml bottle, as Bear State, from Hippo Beers. Clear golden amber colour, white foam head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, hoppy. Taste is malt caramel with some biscuit, fruity citrus, grapefruit, tangy and resiny bitterness. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry lingering bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
From tap at the Lazy Bulldog, Athens, as "Thornbridge Bear State". Light unclear golden color with white head. Hoppy aroma and light malty, grassy, floral, light citrusy, some pine, caramel. Sweet and heavy bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.