Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: American Pale Ale
Bristol, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Occasional.
Note: Described by the brewery as a "Regular Special".

Pale ale with aromatic NZ hops. Really strong tropical fruit aromas and a hugely refreshing drink (so be careful!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
9th October 2013
Euston Tap. Cask. Lightly hazy gold beer with a nice creamy white head. Palate is softish and dry. Good fine carbonation. In nice condition this beer. Skunky hops with quite a strong bitterness. Light grape. Touch of white wine and very light tropical fruits before a smooth and light finish. Unusual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2012
cask at caley ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft dry zezty woody hop nose ... light oily floral hop ... juicy fruits ... orange and grapefruit ... light oily grapefruit linger ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21687) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Gravity cask at Barrel Drop. Clear golden color, scant edge head. Aroma of earthy tropical fruit. Taste is lightly bitter and earthy fruit. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours mostly clear gold with a creamy, white head. Day-old urine in the nose with straw and biscuity pale malts. Medium sweet flavor with lots of pissy bitterness, some tangy tropical fruits, light minerals. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish with more pee, melon, kumquat, lime, dry pale malts, hints of salt. A slow starter, but this beer finishes strong. Great Southern Hemisphere character, very good balance. I could easily drink pints of this beer. (4.0)

Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours a fuzzy gold with a thick, white cream head. Sweet, doughy malt nose. Medium sweet flavor with pale malts, dry dough, some lightly bitter hay. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Mostly dough to finish, white sugar, faint citrus, light lime, pee and straw. Easygoing stuff. (3.7)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Cask gravity at Firkin Alehouse Folkestone. Clear pale brown few white bubbles. NZ tropical fruit aroma. Some sweaty sox later. Bit of hop tannin. Interesting. Not much condition. Ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Cask at the Euston Tap - 31/10/12. Hazy golden amber with a mahooooosive frothy white had. Very lively in the pour took a while to come through and good lacing followed. Bitter grapefruit up front on the nose, mango, assorted tropical tones plus the bloke next to me’s BO ! I moved - rancid bastard it was only 4.30pm! I digress, nose continued with sweet candy and light mineral tones. Tastes of bitter grapefruit, a little pine, sweet popcorn, light caramel, mineral tones, great all round piney hop bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and a smooth finish on the palate. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Amber, bitter, floral, fruity...clean pale and good kiwi hops. Very nice balance and quite delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13397) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Old Contemptibles, Birmingham. Hazy gold with white head. There is a good, sharp aroma to this leading to a bitter, dry beer with plenty of fruity flavours, proudly I did write gooseberry down, before seeing the description above, along with grapefruit and apricot. At the end of a long days beer hunting this came over really well on a tired palate. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (10880) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Cask at the heriot watt beer festival. Pours clear golden, nose is herbal, musty, toffee, taste is sweet, light fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9687) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Cask, Holborn Whippet, Holborn, London, Saturday 4th October 2014. Pours mid gold, a streaky and yet dusty hoppy bitter. Fruity and twangy its quite good but Bristol do better than this. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.2

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