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Jakehead IPA

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Dave Herbal, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    Is there something special about this that commands such a ridiculous price?
    Does it come with an RRP from Wylam, or are pubs jut taking the piss?

    @I'm Spartacus paid £5 in the Crown Posada last week and @Patch tells me its £5.50 in the Dun Cow.

    I know it's £6.3%, but so are other normal priced ales. Must be brewed with mermaid's tears or something.
     
  2. quite a bit more duty due on 6.3% plus a longer brewing period.

    most normal priced ales are no wehere near that strength

    most ales are in the 3.6-4.8% bracket
     
  3. Pop

    Pop Striker

    It is lifting.
     
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  4. Keawyeds

    Keawyeds Striker

    This. The higher the abv, it tends to be a higher price
     
  5. Lovely pint.
     
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  6. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Brewing time won't be much different to a 4% pint.
     
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  7. rockaway

    rockaway Striker

    Lovely beer
     
  8. the duty will be though.

    what is the brewing time on a 4% to say a 6%
     
  9. Chicken Kiev

    Chicken Kiev Central Defender


    All ill say is its worth every single penny mate. If IPA is your thing which its is mine, they dont come much better. Drinking this stuff is about having a few QUALITY ales, not just hoying them down ya neck to get pissed but about the quality of taste, actually enjoying your drink.
     
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  10. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Not really sure on commercial brewing, but would say it would only take a day or two more to ferment max.
     
  11. I'm Spartacus

    I'm Spartacus Winger

    That's a bargain compared to that pint of ale I ordered for £5.50 (not noticing that was price per half) :D
     
  12. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    I rarely drink ales less than 5% (in the harbour view etc) and I've never noticed them costing anywhere north of £4. Wouldn't pay that much anyway. Most seem to be around £3.50. It can't just be based on ABV (unless cider has different rules), as Old Rosie is 7.3% and 3.50 in the bell.

    That was an expensive half, showy off tit.

    I enjoy the drink. I just don't bother drinking unless it's to get pissed, so I'm not generally popping out for a couple.
     
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  13. cider has less duty as it used to be the farmers peasant drink
     
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  14. Bob Fleming

    Bob Fleming Striker

    Lovely pint. Worth it.
     
  15. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    No pint is worth 5.50. That's the attitude that lets craft brewers get away with charging £4 for a coke can.
     
  16. Not sure where you drink but the 5-6 quid mark is pretty much a standard price for a pint strong craft ale.
     
  17. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    Harbour view and spoons.

    That must just apply to wanky craft pubs
     
  18. daedalus

    daedalus Winger

    Paid £5.50 in Wylam brewery last Saturday- the same for Hickey the rake, which is better imho.
    Aye, it's a pisstake, same with beavertown £4.50 for 33ml can for what essentially is the sane basic ingredients.
     
  19. It's that price in the actual Wylam brewery.

    Spoons is cheaper than most establishments.
     
  20. bmp1970

    bmp1970 Midfield

    I'd want it in a glass for £4.50..

    Do you swill it out of the can or pour it into a glass?
     

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