Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Amber Ales - Jasmine IPA 5.0%

Amber Ales Jasmine IPA 5.0% ABV

Popped into The Cross Scythes tonight for a few cheeky pre dinner beers, and was pleased to stumble upon this delightful guest Jasmine IPA from Amber Ales. A completely new brewery to me but if this cracking little number is anything to go by they are one to look out for. Very similar to Thornbridge's Puja but in my opinion slightly better, the lower abv works against the sweetness and floral notes and makes for a tastier drink. Still got to confer with Mike on this one but I reckon it's a winner. It's on the bar now at The Cross scythes and it's to their credit that they have such interesting guest beers on alongside their own. 
It's my local so I may be biased but if you like good beer in a pleasant environment you should pay them a visit and get a drop of this while you can. The staff are always welcoming, knowledgeable, and hospitable. Kids and dogs are welcome but if you don't like that kind of thing there are plenty of side rooms to escape to.
Danny's Rating - 7.5/10
Mike's Rating  -


  1. Sweet 6. One pint was sufficient. I do struggle a bit wth honey-ed beer andbthe Jasmine tang seemed to be pushed onto the palate with a wave of nectar. Positive opinion about this brewery though having heard good things about them (i understand they're based in Ripley) so it is good to see their ales showcased locally in the Cross Scythes.

  2. Cheers guys, glad to hear the Jasmine IPA went down well. If you like that then you should try our (bourbon cask aged) Aged Brewers Breakfast Stout, or our American-styled Revolution IPA, not to mention triple winning CBOB Chocolate Orange Stout! In fact fancy take trip down to Derbyshire and try the lot!

  3. The Cross Scythes have also had the Chocolate Orange Stout and the Derbyshire Gold on recently. I liked both.