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Style: American Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tasting notes and ingredients It’s a 4.8% abv golden beer with fragrant citrus/floral aromas and a deep citrus bitterness. It is brewed with a blend of American hops, such as Willamette, Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Citra, and Pale Ale malted barley, along with some Munich malt, Crystal malt and malted wheat give a biscuity backbone to the citrus from the hops. What’s the story? Fergus our Head brewer explains: “America might have started out replicating beer styles from the rest of the world but they have moved far beyond that and now their beer styles are influencing the rest of the world. I think their take on the original English India Pale Ale is the most successful. It’s may be slightly odd to recreate a version of a style that was originally exported from these shores, but I love the smell of hops and an American IPA is a showcase for citrus hops. They are big, bold, some might say brash, but, to my mind at least, beautiful.” Available late December to February


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2284) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Cask at wetherspoons, Brixton. Pours a gold colour with a white head. Aroma is quite sweet with a light funk and a hint of marmalade. Light body, mild carbonation. Light caramel, toast, orange, a bit of pineapple with a pleasant bitter finish. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (4312) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
cask@Charlies Bar, CPH - pours amber with a puffy white head. Citrus fruity and hoppy, grassy, toasty malts, caramel and with a slight spice in there. Good bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Draught at leyton technical. Hard to find anything bad to say. Cask ale imitating ipa style, and doing so remarkably well! Nice floral notes including orange. Initial moment of confusion in the mouth due to over sweetness and the lack of carbonation, but immediate and lasting hops ensure a great finish - really drinkable ale with a pleasant twist. Although probably not one for the purists.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ Holborn Whippet, 25-29 Sicilian Avenue, Holborn, Greater London England WC1A 2QH.

Clear medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale nutty notes, moderate hoppy, sweet orange - citrus, light grass. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, sweet malt, fruity, sweet orange - citrus, pale nuts. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130118]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 22, 2013
Draught (Kings Arms, Cambridge)
Fleshy fruit and citric aromatic hops. Big grapefruity retronasals, white grapes, and tons of different spices - minty at times. Lots of grapefruit in the finish. Good malty balance, a great modern IPA with a UK feel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
4th February 2010
Chelmsford Winter Fest. Clear amber beer. A little orangey hop on the nose. Well bugger me! This actually tastes like an IPA! Grassy hops, very lightly spicy. Fresh tangerine - orange and a little pine. Minerally hop finish. Pretty decent IPA!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2463) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Cask at ’The William Jolle’, Wetherspoons in Northwood Hills. A dark golden coloured pour with a small white head on top. Vague hoppy, citrus aroma, maybe this pint was not so fresh as the aroma was not particularly good. Tasted better than the aroma thankfully, hoppy, citrus fruit, malty. Really drinkable and I’m sure it would be considerably better when fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
Cask at the Grape and Grain Spring Beer Festival 2012, Crystal Palace. Amber pour with a white head. Citrus, malt and caramel aroma. Citrus kick with a hint of pear in the flavour. Nice fruit action. Fruity-bitter finish. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Cask at Blue Boar, Billericay. Pours a dark amber with a loose white head. A floral aroma with grapefruit notes. This beer skips over the palate leaving a light dusting of zesty lemon citrus with a grapefruit undercurrent that builds and bursts into a deliciously dry and citrussy aftertaste resonant of cracker biscuit and pithy grapefruit. A beautifully light and refreshing IPA that is subtley American in style and all the better for that as it maintains a little Bristish reserve.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2012
Cask @ The Plough & Harrow, JDW, Hammersmith W6. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish with hints of citrus.


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