Formerly brewed at Brew Wharf
Style: American Pale Ale
London, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
We arrived to a warm small brewhouse, now so named the “Goldfish Bowl” . Water was brought up to brewing speed. A mash tun was filled. We had breakfast. Sparge was started. Hops were opened. A little dose of hops was added. The boil happened. more hops were added. after a while even more hops. particularly pungent hops were added. then even more. Amazingly, having made hop soup, we ran off to the fermenter, it flowed nicely. We filled a fermenter. We hit target volumes and gravity. It smelled very nice. Caused a few, “woah, that smells different!” from all the staff running around the restaurant. We cleaned up. Hoptimum came to be, pitched with yeast Malts: Pale Malt, Cara Gold, CaraPils and Wheat Malt Hops: Magnum, Columbus, Amarillo and Simcoe. About 50ish IBU. Yeast: Cal Ale. Brewers numbers: OG 1.051 FG:tbc. SRM 6ish. 60 min boil.

2011 vintage 4.8 abv

Ethereal's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
Cask at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 5th May 2011. Bright amber with a line of white head. Warm orangey citrus nose. Improves at it warms. Strong green resiny hop taste. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2011
(Cask at Brew Wharf, London Bridge, London, 21 May. 4.8%) Golden amber colour with foamy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with grainy malt, cereal and citrus. Fruity, malty taste with notes of peaches, citrus, grainy malt and a generous citrussy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2011
Pint at the brewpub, 4.8%. Pours a hazy golden amber, with a moderate white head. Grassy, piney, grapefruit, orange peel, slight apple, pineapple. Finished dry and bitter. beautiful

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2011
10th May 2011
On tap at Brew Wharf. Slightly hazy gold beer, little white head. Light semi dry palate. Low carbonation. Piney grassy hops, bitter and just a tad green. Traces of orange and grapefruit but this is mostly a grassy bitter pale ale. Dry finish. Alright.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4408) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2011 Cask @ The Brewpub. Version I had was 4.8% Golden amber colour, slightly hazy, good head. Hardly any aroma, mildly malty. Sweet biscuit resin malt flavour. Creamy texture. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Quite acceptable but not outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2011
Cask at the brewpub. Pale golden beer, small offwhite head. Fruity citrus aroma. Fruity hoppy flavor, some herbal notes, some toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at Brew Wharf.
Deep gold with a thin white head. Given the name I would expect more hops in the aroma. It’s more fruity malt than citric hoppage. Nice enough though. Once in the mouth the moniker makes a little more sense. Big intense hoppy bitterness with some sharp citrus and a faint floral note. It’s almost the polar opposite of the aroma, once the bitterness shows, the malt seems to give way and can’t support it. Flavour hops spot on. Aroma hops not enough. Bitterness hops too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2010 A nice refreshing hoppy bouncey session beer. Enjoyable in the summertime! I enjoyed the citrus notes and the honey body. Noticed more Simcoe than Amarillo. The beer was fresh and very very drinkable. Could do with a few more hops. The hops were excellent but I wanted more. I liked this a lot and would gladly drink it in the spring and summer when the weather is good. Great work Phil L and Ang.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump Brew Wharf Borough Market. A golden beer with a nice white loose head. The aroma is a bit sickly to be honest with no sign of the citrus fest going on with the hops. Sharp and intense hop bitterness but in need of more malt backbone to balance the flavours. Hops are certainly plentiful and tasty though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2010
Cask - Planet Thanet Festival 2010, Margate. Dark gold in colour with a lasting though fine white head atop. Citrus hops on the nose with a good dose of sweeter hops. Floral on the tongue with crisp lemon notes and a good malty backbone. Lovely crisp and refreshing mouthfeel, light to medium in body with low carbonation and a dry thirst quenching end.

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