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Dark Star American Pale Ale

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


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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (19639) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2014
Cask at Craft Beer Clerkenwell. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (628) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 5, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Golden colour with white head. Malt, hoppy, grass aroma. Malt, grass, fruity taste. Bitter. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2145) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Keg at The Southern. Too cold and too fizzy for starters. Otherwise pours a nice clear yellow, big white head. Lemon and grapefruit aromas. no malt to back it up the taste though. Over-carbonation kinda ruined it for me, and I had a bus to catch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebeermole (8) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014 does not count
Intense, powerful floral hop character ably supported by undertones of grapefruit and honey. Long bitter finish followed by a lingering but pleasant after-bitterness. Clean, refreshing and very moreish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (4862) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2014
Cask at Evening Star Brighton. Pours clear golden with a tiny white head. Aroma of fruity hops, inviting. Soft and smooth mouthfeel. Taste is citrus and resiny hops, good malty body undermeath, well done for a 4,7% beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1288) - (originally London), ROCHESTER, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 cask at The Wouda Thought It . Rochester . re8 . Glowing yellow Corona colour - beautiful take on an APA ; aromatic , dry and subtly sweet ; I could drink this till I couldn’t remember my name ....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (632) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Pale gold with a decent white head. Big hop aroma of grapefruit, elderflowers and grass. Plenty of fruit flavours with some sweet malt and a very long, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (154) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2013
Gold pour, creamy head. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of malt and hops, some sweet elements, before the taste becomes bitter and fades away. Very drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (9829) - DENMARK - OCT 15, 2013
Clear golden with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop and butter? Flavour is malt, fruit, butter, caramel, hop, medium sweet and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1064) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
A pale golden beer with a frothy white head. A heady hop aroma, a tad citrusy to start then a potent floral aroma, rose petal then a hint of honey. Dry mouthfeel. A bitter hop taste, grapefruit and orange, a touch woody, then the floral element makes an appearance, Parma violets and green hop, there is a smooth honeyed sweetness towards the end that tempers the hoppiness. The finish is floral and hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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