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

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drjoeng (18) - - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stumblor (64) - - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy bronze, light carbonation and lingering head. Nose is fruity, pine, lemon, lime, and something tropical, passion fruit maybe. Taste is lemon, peach, pineapple, with a buzzy carbonation, and slight biscuity malt and bitter finish. Absolutely delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1514) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
cask, Font, Manchester. Floral, hoppy, creamy and beautiful. Way too easy to drink, superbly proportioned, balanced to perfection. An absolute cracker

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
A lovely drinking mans pale ale. Lovely hoppy character with citrus and pine hand in hamd, yet the nothing clashes or competes fornyour attention. A real thirst quencher this, so be careful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PaulUnwin (86) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Tasted this beer at a couple of bars in Bristol in September. Nice hoppy aroma and taste and a mere 4.6%, bring me another bartender!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 15, 2012
Cask @ Cloisters, Edinburgh 140712
Amber, clear, dense rich white head, good lacing
Aroma - caramel malts, soft citrus hops, grapefruit, nice soft resinous hops
Taste as main aroma, good balance between malts and hops, really good flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body. Finish as main flavour, nice bittersweet hoppy malts
Overall - A really nice drinkable beer and very well balanced, nothing harsh or overdone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (479) - SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2013
Clear amber pint. Hop aroma with a sour fruit edge and flavour is similar with a sharp hop edge on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2013
Aroma: Sweet caramel and freshly cut lime.

Appearance: Hazy amber body with a medium white head that holds well. Light carbonation. Great lacing.

Taste: Very sharp and bitter. Taste is of leafy hops, lime and pine.

Palate: Medium body with a foamy mouthfeel. Average carbonation fizz.

Overall: Definitely on for the hop heads - very bitter and aggressive. Easily the bitterest APA I’ve tried to date.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElectroMod (120) - - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle bought from Y Delyn Wine Bar, Mold. Pours a hazy orange colour, with a thin, quickly dissipating head. Aroma is very fruity, with orange/citrus being the stand out. Taste is very immediately dry with notes of lemon, pine. On first sip wasn’t too sure, but second and third have me sold that this is a very excellent, refreshing beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4595) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange golden color with thick off-white head. Nice citrus hoppy bitter aroma. Solid malty base with nice portion of citrus hops. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.


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