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

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2967) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Cask at the Beacon Hotel, Sedgley. Pours brown with a small head. Aroma is mango, pineapple, lemonade and bread. Taste has bread to start and a faint mango finish. Lingering bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14423) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, malt and fruits. Nice bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and fruity. Smooth fruity and crisp hoppy. Crisp hoppy and lingering peachy. Smooth fruity. Bitter and smooth fruity. Bitter and dry, crisp hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (5100) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Deep golden with a small creamy head. It has a fuller bodied tropical fruit aroma and taste, so much so the nose is very sugary. Slightly soured.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8827) - 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).

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4974) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
(Cask at Gallows Bird Real Ale Festival ’13) The beer poured deep golden and clear. Its head small and white. Aroma had fruitiness, sweetness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A good but a bit unbalanced beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2473) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head that quickly diminishes. Aroma is mainly fresh hops with notes of citrus and resins. Flavor has a decent bitterness, very fruity, notes of citrus, tangerina and grapefruit. The final has a decent bitterness with a dry sensation on palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
500ml. Strong aroma of citrus and spice. ap: dark gold, thick white head. Clear. ta: hoppy. Medium sweetness and bitterness. pa: good body, appropriate carbonation, lengthy hop finish. ov: worthy American pa. Unusual in that there’s a lot of spice to compliment the citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Cask; amber; moderate white head; big tropical fruit aroma, particularly grapefruit; taste is similar, majoring on the grapefruit which is thankfully ripe and full rather than sharp and astringent like so many duff examples of this style; also some peppery white grape; quite a bitter finish; a decent example of a style I’m prone to dislike.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8551) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and orange. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.


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