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


on tap

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 18, 2012
Cask@cornubia, Bristol
Pale blonde with winey grape nose, dry, pithy bitterness, gentle carbonation, good condition, long finish. Not as sessionable as so.co. but still a great drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18526) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4366) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
Cask @ Bon Accord. Hazy orange amber colour, good head. Resin hop aroma. Lemon hop flavour. Very bitter aftertaste. More like a golden ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
Cask half pint at the Fountain Inn, Gloucester. Golden colour, small white head. Pleasant aroma of tropical fruits and crushed goseberries. Distinctly hoppy flavour, notes of crushed gooseberries, crushed white grapes and citrus. Fairly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16879) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13233) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
Hastily guzzled pint, Euston Tap, 24/08/13. Curry leaf, grapefruit, biscuit and cheese nose. Bitter stewed tonic and grapefruit vibes; curry leaf, herb... didn’t get the barrel or the gooseberry. Low foam over clear gold. Finishes with a pils-like rasp. Left me wanting more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (2505) - CROATIA - JAN 3, 2015
Cask at Sheffield Tap, Sheffield, UK. Pours golden with white head. Tropical fruit, hops, malty base, easy drinkable. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 18, 2012
Cask @ Caley, Edinburgh 171012 BBF Tap Takeover
Amber, clear, rich white head, good lacing
Aroma - light caramel fruity malts, soft light fruits, soft zesty hops
Taste as aroma, bitter citrus hop, slight nettley edge, light lemon, smooth and creamy fruity malts, good flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body, bit oily, creamy. Finish a little dry, bitter quite sharp hops, slight gooseberry bitter linger, don’t get the kiwi though
Overall - Really nice pale ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2012
[cask at the Hanging Bat, Edinburgh] Slightly hazy golden pour with a large white head. Pretty zingy citrus aroma, mostly grapefruit and lemon rather than gooseberry, however. Nicely bitter and citric on the flavour, went very well with the rich barbecue food I was eating at the time. Finishes distinctly NZ with that vinous, citric, almost acidic quality. Good stuff [14122012]

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