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Arbor Transpacific Pale Ale

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Brewed by Arbor
Style: American Pale Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
Brewed specially for a chap visiting from Birmingham who claimed there are no good hoppy beers brewed in Bristol and "the local brewers use the same recycled hops teabag in their brews". So, here we have a Transpacific Pale Ale, brewed without teabags but instead large amounts of American and New Zealand hops.
Due to the level of interest generated, has become an occasional brew rather than the one-off originally intended.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2119) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2014
On tap at the Bow Bar. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - citrus probably oranges. Taste - moee orange but a little sweet if I’m being honest. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that is disappointing as it’s not dry enough. Overall - great except for the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3627) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Cask at Craven Arms, Birmingham. Good. All purpose APA. Or perhaps all porpoise. Golden, clean, facile hops. Fairly fragrant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2013
Tasted this in the Bon Accord, Glasgow in August 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Opaque pale tawny in colour with a thin white head. Strong and sweet aroma of Del Monte tropical fruit salad wafting long in the nose. Thick resiny mouthfeel and very poor lacing. Mixed malt base gives a strong fruit malt loaf background with strong fruit notes of lychees, mango and white peach. Slight prickle of floral hops combine well with the fruity malt in the long aftertaste. Malty finish is long and fruity with no astringency detected. Sweet warming golden syrup notes are also present. An excellent IPA and well recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (574) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2013
Cask pint. Copper colour. Spruce, pine, and grapefruit in the aroma - fairly muted. Taste gives light caramel, pine resin, grapefruit and light spicy notes. Thin mouthfeel. Lingering grapefruit and pine. Quite a nice little hop kick to this, pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10608) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
cloudy yellow small white head. aroma is hoppy, flowery hoppy, strong hoppy. nice flavor is hoppy, flowery, malty, herbal hoppy

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13364) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
9th September 2012
Hazy gold beer, little white head. Smooth dry palate with a little fine carbonation. Astringent grassy hops - aggressive bitterness. Bitter starfruit and a whisper of grapefruit. Semi dry finish. Jesus! This is a bitter one!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

[ Trade by madmitch76 ]. Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass, fruity hops, dusty hops. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, fruity, dry grassy hops, UK hops, metalic bitter, citrus notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130112]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 13, 2013
Botella. Hazy like golden colour, small white ehad, Grassy fruity hoppy aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has grassy fruity hoppiness with malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
Cask at the Euston Tap - 06/02/13. Clear light golden with a thin off white head. Nose is mango, grapefruit, hops, caramel malt. Taste comprises caramel, mango, grapefruit, hops, light sugars. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, bitterness in the finish. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9852) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 120113


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