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Shipyard Independence Pale Ale (Cask)

Shipyard Independence Pale Ale (Cask)
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Special - 2013
At 4.5% and bursting with a citrus hop aroma, American Pale Ale is crafted using four American hops: Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. James Coyle, sales director for Marstonís, says: "The popularity of craft beer is grwoing and is forecast to rise over the coming years as British consumers search out new beer experiences. Our rsearch has shown the market for ícraft beersí combines more established continental speciality beers with an emerging market of American and British craft brewers producing lighter lager/pale ale hybrid beers with more fruity hop character, which we classify as New World craft beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1899) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Cask at The Mulberry leaves, Leek (Marstonís) 4.9% on pumpclip. A clear pale amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, lemon and lots of herbal smells. Taste of grapefruit, orange and lemon herbal sweets, some biscuit, grain and subtle floral hops. Medium bodied and a slightly oily texture. A dry, grapefruit bitterness in the finish balanced with biscuity sweetness. Never tasted anything like this. Citrusy, herbal, biscuity and floral, really balanced too. Good hop and malt combinations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3387) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Cask at the Bridge, Kingswinford. Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma is mango and minerals. Taste has peach and mango to start with a minerally, bitter mango finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13391) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
Cask conditioned at Loggerheads, Shrewsbury. Gold with white head. Good sharp fruity flavours, bright and hoppy, some grapefruit, some lemon bitterness. There is a long dry finish. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4131) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2013
Cask@st Matthews hall, walsall. Golden amber beer with small head and some lacing. Aroma of kiwi fruit. Taste is citrus hops, kiwi and some medium bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013
Hand-pulled pint in The Moon Under Water (a Wetherspoons in Wolverhampton) on 6th July 2013. Very surprised to find it. An American cask beer in the UK! Golden and clear with a creamy white head that gave loads of lacing on my UK pint sleeve glass. The nose and taste were both bitter and hoppy. Most enjoyable. A good hop blend that refreshed and quenched my thirst nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
(Cask): Pale gold in colour with a fair white head. Hoppy, fruity aroma with hints of citrus and grains. A nice, light, drinkable pint with a good fruity base to counteract a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7837) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 23, 2013
Cask at The Masons Arms, Solihull. Poured a crystal clear amber with a frothy white head and some broken lace. The aroma is fresh and floral. The flavour is medium to weak bitter, with hints of lemon, hops and lots of grass. For a pale ale the texture and palate were a little oily and creamy, but no complaints from me. . A perfect summer ale.... if only we had the summer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1602) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2013
Tasted this in Tennentís Bar, Glasgow in April 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale straw in colour with a thin creamy white head. Fresh fruit aroma of cut overipe kiwi, short in intensity. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt gives a strong fruit base of juicy gooseberry and kiwi fruit full in the mouth. Strong dusty hop resins present in the dry and slightly astringent aftertaste. Finish is crisp with zesty fruit notes full in the mouth. This is a decent session Pale Ale and well recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (4795) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2013
Cask by handpump at The Auctioneers, Glasgow - clear golden, thick creamy off-white head, moderate grapefruit aroma, some lacing, smooth and creamy maltiness with understated but effective hop finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (435) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2013
Pint from cask. Citrus, grapefruit aroma. Light golden colour with significant white head which retains well. Biscuity flavour with citrus notes. Smooth on the palate. A very nice ale at the strength.

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