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Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Cardiff, Wales
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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Cask, Keg & Filtered Bottle; Occasional. Originally released on 18 June 2012.

Created by Simon Martin, aka Mr Real Ale Guide, this is a golden IPA with a hefty aroma of citrus flavours, especially grapefruit. Brewed with a trio of American hops – Zeus, Summit and Cascade, an initial smooth flavour leads to the huge citrus flavour of the hops kicking in towards the end, with oranges and a dry finish becoming apparent.


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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (12058) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting, thanks to Paul for this one, 20/01/13. Clear light amber with a thin off white bubbly head that clears to the edge. Nose is pale malt, apples, frut, blandish - where’s the hop aroma? Taste follows, just as bland, pale malt, light fruit, some sugar. Medium bodied, softish carbonation, a touch of bitterness in the dry finish. Sub average!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (1880) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2015
a light and fruity on the nose. Juicy berry in the mouth with a puffy, creamy body. Some bitterness with a herbal character too. the big thing for me is that lack of NW pine or citrus. I like it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alexi91 (137) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: Morrisons (Bristol). Sweet with dulled hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martin00sr (1458) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 3, 2015
Clear orange, frothy offwhite head. Citrus, peach, lemon peel and caramel aroma. Flavour has lemon and peach.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mihstudzinski (14) - - APR 2, 2015
Klarowny bursztynowy kolor. Piana grubopecherzykowa oblepia szklo. W smaku owoce i chmiel.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
oblongscone (4) - Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015 does not count
Has just the low-end with no mid-range. I like the mid-range punch and my face is left fully unbruised by this beer. Too much treacle, not enough refinement.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godfather50 (105) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Watching rugby with Rory D this hit the spot nicely. Great aroma of citrus accompanied by an appropriate alcohol,level. Raspy bitterness gives you the IPA zing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (312) - - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle received as a gift. Nice stuff - hoppy, fruity and refreshing. Enjoyed this one

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HampshirePhil (205) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
330 ml bottle - Golden Amber appearance, aromas of citrus, taste of citrus but no berry hop tastes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at The Rake tap takeover, London. t pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, with notes of mango, pineapple, tangerine. Taste is fruity and quite bitter with a good hoppy presence. Notes of ripe tropical fruits, tangy crispy citrus peel. Finishes bitter and dry. Light bodied with lively carbonation

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a clear, light amber, with a dense white head. Aroma was herbal, with some raisins and malt, lacking any real hop character. Similar flavours, with dried fruit, satsumas and bread. Finish was light, with some straw and mild bitterness.


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