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Dark Star American Pale Ale

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

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ForlornHope (42) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer0clock (121) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Half on draft at lion and lobster, brighton, very nice, pale, very drinkable, small carbonation, lacing, head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2800) - Nijmegen, 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)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2419) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Keg at the Southern. Pours clear golden, nose is light fruit, taste is a bit cold and fizzy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (256) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3034) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
On tap at a pub in Oxford. Hoppy smell with citrus. Similar taste. Very nice. Nice hoppy aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUN 21, 2014
Cask at the Harp, London. Pours clear golden with white head. Citrus and fruity hops aroma. Fruity flavor with nice hoppy bitter finish. Nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Cask at the Tockwith Beer Festival. Golden with a white head. Bitter and hoppy with line notes and a touch of hay an dcaramel. Light, refreshing and sessionable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (184) - - MAY 4, 2014
From Sheffield Uni beer fest. pale amber. Grass and hay on the nose. similar taste but with heavy lychee as well, didn’t deliver on hops. Nice drinkable palate and mouthfeel.


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