Brewed by Copper Dragon (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Skipton, England


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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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Cask; Regular. Also available in filtered (but not pasteurised) bottle at 4.2%.

A light refreshing blonde ale brewed using a new variety of hop, creating a citrus fruit flavour. Originally brewed as a seasonal ale, Golden Pippin has become such a favourite it is now produced all year round.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle from the pencilandspoon Beer Swap project.
I was slightly concerned with the pale lagerish smell as I uncapped it, however, once in the glass all was well. Pours a clear, pale gold with a fluffy, lasting white head. Nose of sweetish malts, orangey/grapefruit citric hops, candied fruits, wheat/hay and berry notes that emerge as it warms. Taste is again sweet pale malts and juicy, fruity citric hops, has a medium body, a slightly oily mouthfeel and ends dry and bitter with a little wheat in the finish. Itís not a bad beer by any means but for me the flavor falls just short of the promise from the aroma, if they could match that it would go from good to great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1621) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Cask at the Duck in the Pond (Ember Inns), Harrow. Pale gold with a thin white head. Sweet lemon and melon are nice upfront but fade quickly and leave little in the aftertaste. Slightly dry finish but needs to be a lot crisper and with a few more hops- what?s there is pleasant enough but there?s not enough of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
15th November 2014
Very light haze on this paleish gold beer. Bubbly white head. Palate is light and minerally crisp. Light clean malts, light floralness. Very light citrus. A mild floral sweetness runs throughout. Crisp finish. Itís all very light and fluffy, but it works! Refreshing,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (319) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Clear pale gold. Small creamy tan head. Minimal grain aroma. Light body. Slightly sweet, malty, mineral. Pleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
500ml bottle from a farm shop near Scarborough, on recommendation of the butcher in said farm shop. Pours clear gold with minimal bubbly head. No discernible aroma. Taste is bland, unremarkable and weak with very light fruits.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
christhoel (195) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
it is just a average pale was quite disappointed to be fair much better on the market than this pale, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, flat,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bittertwisted (8) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2014 does not count
Taste very ordinary to me. Maybe I missing something but doesn't taste as described. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
SilverfoX (414) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
ipa aromas. pale gold tastes like a weak watery sweet ipa and that my friends is the best i can say about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sad24 (139) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Fine but not particually distinctive. Very main stream, lacks a hoppy or fruity taste but perfectly drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (537) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Cask - golden with a creamy white head; good lacing and retention. Aroma of grass, fruit, malt and a hint of smoke. Taste is fruits with some spice and a bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
timchatt (3) - - JUN 2, 2014 does not count
Consistently good wether in bottles or from the barrel. Really well balanced and refreshing without being at all citrusy. A light hoppy beer of choice for me.

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