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Brewed by Blue Monkey
Style: American Pale Ale
Nottingham, England

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

COLOUR: Pale
HOPS: Citra
PRODUCTION STATUS: Brewed year round, always available.
DESCRIPTION: An infinitely satisfying pale ale, brewed with Citra hops from the USA for a punchy hop presence. Since its introduction in 2011, Infinity has rapidly become one of our best selling beers and is perfect for lovers of modern style ‘hop forward’ beers.
FACT: Infinity is named after the ‘Infinite Monkey Theorem’, which states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter for an infinite amount of time will eventually type the complete works of Shakespeare!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7798) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
Cask, Longstop, Leicester. Pale gold with a white head. Aromas are biscuit with crisp lemon and grapefruit. Peanuts with bready yeast and hints of mango. Flavours are dry biscuit with zesty, bittersweet lemon marmalade. Quite peppery to finish. A very nice easy drinking blonde.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7024) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2012
Cask, handpump at The Sportsman, Huddersfield 17.03.12 in company of dad & Barry Gold in colour with a white head. Crystal clear, in fact looks very good. Soft in the mouth with a pleasant bittersweetness and good hoppiness showing throughout, quite tropical tasting at times. Yum, nice beer. A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Gravity dispense at the twelfth Twickenham Beer Festival - 18/10/12. Hazy mid golden with a moderately sized frothy white head. Great hoppy nose with some sweet grapefruit, apricot jam and citrus tones. Caramel malt taste, orange, light grapefruit and hops. Medium bodied with a bitter finish. Great little hoppy number!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Cask gravity, Leicester BF, 08/03/12. Pale and brilliant with a slim, loose but lasting head. Peppered jam, lychee, tangerine and urinal aroma. Firm bodied, full and ripe with flowery tangerine hop, juicy biscuit base. Mature and lip-smacking effort from The Monkey- savoured every last drop.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Cask at craft beer co, lighter gold, floral hop flavor and aroma, lavender? Touch o sweetness. Very floral flavor , nice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/6/13] Cask at CASK Pub & Kitchen in London. Clear golden. Aroma is a bit on the weak side but has some hops, citric and tropical, with overripe fruits and a yeasty note. Flavor has a bit of sweetish malt, light graininess, yeasty notes, fruity hops and a finish with mild bitterness. Light to medium-bodied. Decent but nothing spectacular.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (4742) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
500ml Bottle - Golden with a white head. Grapefruit, gooseberries, pineapple and mango all feature in the inviting aroma. Hoppy and fairly bitter taste with tangy grapefruit and tropical pineapple, mango and passion fruit all detected. Really nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4204) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
Cask at the Twickenham Beer Festival 2012. Straw with white head; the aroma is full of American hops; the body is quite thin, but the hops come through rather well, providing citrus and pine resin flavours; and a drying finish. More an APA than a Golden Ale in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Cask @ GBBF ’12. The nose is light raspberry ripple, spun sugar and sugar cookies. The taste is light sugar cookie, some sweet white grapes and lemon. Zippy and refreshing. Light body. Simple, but quite pleasing. Nice.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Hand-pulled pint in Ye Old Fighting Cocks, Oakengates on 29 Jun 2013. Very pale in looks, weak urine yellow in fact: good white bubbley head that tried to stay the distance, but failed. As you’d expect from a brew using Citra hops, this leaned heavily towards a citrus based flavour and aroma. I know this beer is very popular with a lot of Real Ale drinkers and craft beer fans alike, but I’m fed up with so may ’samey’ tasting brews using citrus flavours to refresh us Brits: I want deep amber brews with a malt and hop balance when I go into a pub, not this ’new wave’ of light lager look alikes with lemon duck toilet cleaner as a base! I’ve tried to score objectively.


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