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Dark Star American Pale Ale

Brewed by Dark Star
Style: American Pale Ale
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Cask: Regular.
The yeast strain used for the brewing of the pale, dry American Ales is specially imported from the USA, along with Cascade and Centennial hops, to produce this pale ale. The low colour Maris Otter malt provides a perfect light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Armadill0 (283) - FINLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Tap. Light yellow, clear. Small white head. Aroma is faint with citrus and pine. Taste has some pine and citrus. Body is very weak and watery. Aftertaste is very good, bitter with piny overtone. Doesnt make up for the complete lack of body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3783) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Craft Beer Co Covent Garden, London.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, caramel, hops.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, bitter, hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mtu71 (80) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Tap. Big foamy head. Clear golden. Bredy hoppy aroma. Extremely smooth and dry palate. Very hoppy, citric, spicy taste. Love this one.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esox (1085) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Cask. Almost clear, amber color. Frothy head. Piney and citrusy hop aromas, a hint of ripe peach and slight caramel malt aroma. Round, slightly biscuity maltiness has balancing residual sweetness. Intense, resinous hop flavour. Dry, slightly ashy bitter finish. Round and deviously soft texture, medium body. Impressive APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ForlornHope (66) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Cask (gravity) at The Wheatsheaf, Shedfield, Southampton. Powerful hoppy aroma. Nice light colour, ducking the trend to go ultra-pale. Taste is of resiny hop with a crisp malt taste. Long, dry and bitter aftertaste that leads to another mouthful. This is a great pint, full of flavour and becoming one of my favourites.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer0clock (140) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Half on draft at lion and lobster, brighton, very nice, pale, very drinkable, small carbonation, lacing, head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of straw, hops, malts and butter. Sweet malty flavour, light hops. Bit thin. Finish malts, light bitter, pronounced butter.
(Draught -cask?- @ Craft Beer Co Clapham, RBESG ’14)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2617) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap, golden pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is citrus, some bitterness but not like the american ones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Keg at the Southern. Pours clear golden, nose is light fruit, taste is a bit cold and fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (350) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Cask at the Jolly Coopers, Epsom. Crystal clear golden with a thin white head. Citrus hoppy aroma bitter finish. Nice.

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