Halcyon

United Kingdom
Halcyon Thornbridge Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Halcyon pours an opaque honey hue and produces a huge rich tropical fruit and hop aroma. Chewy, juicy, biscuity malts and intense pineapple fruit flavours and citrus hoppiness combine with a hint of tangerine and pear drops.

Profile

ABV: 
7.7%
IBUs: 
73
Served at: 
50˚ F
Judges Review 
BC Review's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Hops initially leap out with an herbal, leafy character atop a bouquet of pine and citrus. Fruity tones include berry, melon and stone fruit with light accents of tropical fruit adding an interesting layer. Malt is a light grainy presence in the aroma, but is more notable in the flavor, contributing a nutty, biscuity, toasty counterbalance to the considerable bitterness. The hop flavors include some aspects of grapefruit and orange, and display an interesting interplay with the malt. Light berry and stone fruit esters add a level of complexity to the flavor. Consistent balance, subtle alcohol and the unique interplay of hop flavors make this a dangerously drinkable Imperial IPA.

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