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

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask, Keg & Bottle conditioned; Regular.

US Style pale ale. Very distinctive pale ale that we have hopped continuously throughout the boil.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3084) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear amber, thin off-white head, grapefruit and pine aroma, very good lacing, very hoppy with a strong grapefruit flavour, prolonged bitter citrus finish, oily feel, good carbonation

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2543) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2014
Amber with a large white head that lasts well. Aroma of pineapple, mandarins, lime leaf, grapefruit, pine needles. Medium carbonation, creamy texture. Juicy and fruity but not very sweet. Hay and a mixture tropical and citrus fruit, pine creeps up towards a fairly bitter and dryish finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brenhophead (595) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2014
500mL bottle (BB: 3.1.15). Pours a golden sunset hue with a big white head and a very fragrant piney/fruity aroma. Lots of grassey resinous pine in the flavour with a balancing fruity sweetness. For 4.6% this beer is packed full of flavour, very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martinrumsam (541) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Cask nice deep Amber with thick white head. Classic hoppy aroma of pine and grapefruit with some malty caramel nice hoppy flavour with enough malt to balance it. Full mouthfeel and low carbonation. Loved it

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pabloscafe (35) - - SEP 21, 2014
On Draught at the Holborn Whippet. Lovelly beer this, and possibly better draught than in the bottle to me. A pleasant hop aroma, a lovelly hoppy flavour that is well balanced and not overly citrus if that doesn’t float your boat. Also under 5% so not too pokey if you don’t want to wobble too much. Definately will be trying this again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drjoeng (35) - - SEP 3, 2014
Nice thick white head. Rich pale amber color in the pour. Bottle conditioned, so remember to leave about 10ml at the bottom unless you like that sort of thing. First nose is full of passion fruit and citrus. Subsequently wears a piney badge with chest out pride. Hints of malted grains that form the base for this wonderful ode to hops. Light carbonated mouthfeel. Very solid realty foundation of rock on which to build a temple to aromatic hops. Finish is just bitter enough to remind you that alpha acids do exist and that you do love bitter hops, even if they can be evil bastards some times. Clean aftertaste. No clingy, schmaltzy, disgustingly cloying good-byes. A nice goodnight kiss with just a hint of playful tongue. Good night, Bristol Beer Factory, I love you!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose is light zesty fruit,taste is dry and fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (231) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Pours amber with small head. In aroma very hoppy - pine, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and some hints of malt. In taste a little bit of malt with lots of hoopy flavours (mostly citrus). Medium body and carbonation, bitter finish. Well done refreshing beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8486) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
Cask, half pint, by hand-pump at Grove Inn. White head leaving dotted spots on the glass. Clear amber coloured body. Pine and floral hops to the nose. Citrus core to the taste profile followed by dry bitter fruity peels to the ending. Medium bodied. A refreshing thirst quencher, indeed (Huddersfield 09.07.2014).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (481) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 29, 2014
Gravity at the Hope, Carshalton. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit. Bitter finish.


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