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Brewed by Arbor
Style: American Pale Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2012
bottle at home ... golden amber ... small white head ... big zezty fruity hop ...odd little smokeyness nose... soft zezty fruits ... quite bitter front ...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6138) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap, London. It pours clear amber, with a thick white head. The nose is peppery, citrus, hopsack, freshly baked bread, grass and some farmyard. The taste is peppery hop, citrus, grass, assertive bitterness, subtle white grape, resinous, dough and spice with a dry, bitter finish. Flavoursome and very drinkable. The pint disappeared in record time, or did it evaporate in the humid climes of the Euston Tap?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
Really well hopped with a massive fruity character - mainly pineapple with some hints of passionfruit and peach. Some pepper too - really enjoyable beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (1224) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Aroma: Passionfruit and grapefruit. Hints of menthol.

Appearance: Hazy, pale golden body with a small white head. Light carbonation. Slight lacing.

Taste: Very juicy. Fresh, bitter grapefruit flavours. Subtle pine notes. The hops are really well showcased in this.

Palate: Medium body with a slightly oily texture. Fizzy carbonation.

Overall: Hoppy, fresh and delicious. Reminds me of The Kernel’s Pale Ale Chinook Simcoe.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Pale golden with white head. Aroma is quite peppery, spicy, yeast, grapefruit musty. Taste is very peppery again with a little grapefruit. Very thin, watery. A thirst quencher but a bit unexciting

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from West Country Ales, Cheddar, Somerset. Hazy gold with white head. There is a lovely hoppy aroma when the cap is popped, this follows through to the first sip of the beer, this is dry and intensely hoppy, grapefruit and gooseberry, green and a touch raw. Lasting on the palate. A very decent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4004) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. Cloudy straw yellow pour, white bubbly head. Nice hoppy spicy aroma with a bitter spicy dry hopped peppery flavour. A superb beer and I can't wait to buy more! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy pale golden with a small off white head. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus, light malt and fruit. Flavour is light sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
50cl bottle courtesy of JMGreenUK. Decent white head. Hoppy aroma. Nice and bitter. A great brew! More of an IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3169) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle from Great Grog. Hazy light amber brown colour, not much head, lot of sediment. Resin, citrus & tropical fruit aroma. Very dry biscuit & citrus fruit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Quite a big bitter blonde beer.


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