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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
As the name suggests, we’ve used just one variety of hop in this pale golden ale. Brewed with just low colour Maris Otter malt and a little wheat for head retention, we’ve selected some of the more “interesting” hops and added several bucket loads to each brew. Currently we’re using one of our favourites, NZ Motueka. Expect a tropical citrus twist, with hints of lemon and lime.


JohnCook101's rating

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnCook101 (248) - - JAN 31, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a good head and a long ttle sediment. Slightly floral aroma. Not hugely complex but has a really good hit of hops. Light and refreshing with a substantial but not overwhelming bitter finish. A slight grassiness in there too. Just my kind of beer.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle. Yellow and slightly cloudy.Starts of hoppy than a trace of bitterness creeps in. Not bad but not outstanding.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Lamplighter Northampton 28/02/14. A golden coloured beer with an off-white wispy head and lace. Fairly noticeable tropical fruit like NZ hopping. Malts are a bit bready though and it’s therefore oddly unbalanced. Drinkable though and not ordinary.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Cask conditioned at The Grapes, Oxford. Gold with white head. The hop imparted quite an earthy note, somewhat surprisingly, the lime like note then come through, bittering, tangy, fresh. The body is light and crisp. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (2121) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy light amber pour with a frothy white head, feint tropical hop aroma, taste has pale malts, citrus hop taste with a hint of grapefruit.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pudding (163) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
500ml bb300414. ar tropical fruit. ap: poured cloudy. ta: tropical fruit, light-mod sweetness, light-mod bitterness, quite dry. pa: light body, thin texture, short finish. ov: a beer all about the variety of hop, unfortunately lacking in many other respects.l

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (1974) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Cask at the Euston Tap. Clear golden orange with a persistent thick white head. Aroma is lemon rind coconut fairly subtle spice notes. Flavour is clean light pale malt and them funky thai spice, lemongrass coconut hops. Reminds me a good bit of sorachi ace. Palate is a touch light ans watery but very drinkable. I could nail a bunch of this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Strong citrus notes. Heavy bitter nice hoppy flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Nch Beer Fest. Golden. Heavy on the hops giving this a fresh citrus and grassy flavour. Very light on the malt means this is a little one-dimensional. Thin and with not much of a finish, but it’s still worth a go.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1065) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Mid golden yellow coloured beer weak head. A strong hoppy aroma, grassy and a hint of citrus. Dry mouthfeel. Bitter hoppy taste, grassy and citrusy, there is a hint of maltiness the background. The finish is hoppy and bitter. Tasted at the 2013 CAMRA Norwich Beer Festival.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (9835) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Cask @ Euston Tap, London. Clear golden with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 041013


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