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Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Cardiff, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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.


Theydon_Bois' rating

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - 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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (267) - - 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 (160) - 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 (3064) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrkleks (11) - - NOV 25, 2014
Butelka kupiona w Morissonie. Taki sredni pale ale. Nic w klimacie amerykanskim wiec nietrafiona klasyfikacja. Swietna etykieta. Aromat glownie slodowy, goryczka lekko zalegajaca. Kiepska piana.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonb5 (395) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Bronze, apple juice like in appearance, clear with a small head and a minimal amount of lacing. S: American citrus hops (Cascade and Simcoe) and laced with a note of Vanilla, which leads me to Saaz hop but I could be wrong. T: Grapefruit and other citrus fruits with the gummi bears I always think of while drinking an APA. Finish was long, bitter and lingering, but this eased off towards the end. M: Slightly heavy body, low to minimal amount of carbonation. O: Billed as an American style IPA, but to my palate it was more of an English Pale/Indian Pale Ale or APA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoNm (774) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours a clear orangey golden color topped with decent white head. Initially fruity and citrusy aroma which develops to a more caramely later on. The taste is slightly sweet with decent bitterness in the finish. Slight metallic feel in the aftertaste, but nothing too unpleasant. Very nice, extra smooth and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5793) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle leggermente ambrata schiuma media media persistenza biscotto lieve marmellata shrume amaro medio non molto secca un tocco floreale finale luppolato

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (537) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle - bright amber with a bubbly beige head that quickly bubbles away. Aroma of grass, ripe fruits, toasted malt and coriander seeds. Taste of toasty malts, fruit, grassy hops and a malty backbone. Medium bitterness to finish. Medium and fairly dry body with a medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1048) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
330ml bottle from Morrisons. Gold colour with white head. Aroma has malt as well as citrus hops. Taste has more hops, but more malt, and toffee.


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