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Brewed by Arbor
Style: American Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Special.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are crisp clean malt, pleasantly bitter hops and notes of fruits. Easy drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31804) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
50 cL bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and citrusy. Bitter, citrusy and light herbal. Toasted malt and crisp bitter, light herbal dry into the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4674) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2013
50cl bottle from Bitter Virtue, Southampton. A slightly hazy straw coloured pour with a thin white head; lemony citrus aroma with a touch of earthy spice; crisp, citrusy, tropical fruit flavour; with a slowly building spicy bitterness. Rather good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5518) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2013
500ml Bottle - Golden with a slight haze. Lemon, earthy hops and malt in the aroma. Earthy and lemony taste with notes of earthy hops featuring in the rather grassy and fairly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle from Teign Cellars, Devon. Grapefruit and Lychee hop nose with a hint of dirty socks. Pours cloudy gold with a fluffy white head. Flavour is bitter and dry with an excellent sharpness from the hop. But, as with all of the single varietals from this brewer Iíve tried to date, there is a good balance to the delivery and it finishes long and strong. For the strength, excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4956) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a very slightly cloudy orangy yellow with a thin white broken head. The aroma is floral with some fruity notes. The flavour is very clean, sharp and bitter. There are some grassy floral notes in there and some stinging nettles and a slightly soapy aftertaste too. Itís quite a shocking beer and I donít mean that in a bad way! My first mouthful knocked me back as it was so different to anything else iíd ever tasted, but it really grew on me over time and I really enjoyed the rest of the bottle. This would be a great thirst quencher in the summer time.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle conditioned, 500ml. Intense hop aroma equal parts spearmint, pine, jaffa orange, pineapple, jasmine and slight acetone with a discreet pale malt and monkey nut backdrop. Brilliant pale gold speckling with lace. Assertively hoppy flavour with crisp, resonant mint, orange, pine and floral notes. Earthy with hop and malt but squeaky clean. Pungent tonic finish countered with biscuit and monkey nut. Absolutely singing with hops, but not overdone. Would more than hold its own on the bar at Russian River.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2012
bottle at home ... golden yellow ... small white head ... soft zezty lemon ... soft sweet lemon rind nose ... little fizzy ... zezty sharp lemon ... very very bitter ... big lemon ... no too bitter for me

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Aroma: Herbal, floral and a little lemony.

Appearance: Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Light carbonation. Nice lacing.

Taste: Very floral with cereal and herbal flavours. Strong, lingering bitterness.

Palate: Thin to medium body with a slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation.

Overall: On this evidence, I think Nugget is a hop that would work better in combination with others, rather that on its own. Floral and very bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol, 9/09/2012. This was the unfined version. Deep gold in colour with a sight white head. Light, herbal aroma with a slightly floral edge. Decent, cereal malt flavour, with a hint of fruit and lingering bitter finish. Good.


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