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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: 194   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (321) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
Pint at JDW. Served in a shaker . A: Pale golden, small thick head, moderate retention, lots of lacing, the haze cleared leaving it almost clear. S: Citrus fruits and Cascade hop. T: Grapefruit, gummi bear, just enough IBUs without overdoing it, balanced out by sweet wheaty finish. M: Smooth, minimal carbonation, light body. O: Well made, nice to have two or three on a hot day but slightly too strong for to drink in vast quantities.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (136) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Cask at the Black Dog in Whitstable. Appearance- clear, golden, foamy white covering but no head. Aromas of fruit, lemons, citrus, orange. Taste is orange peel, very fruity and hoppy, bitter hops, long finish with hints of juicy fruit. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (182) - - APR 19, 2014
Really light fruity smell. Slightly cloudy honey colour. Back of the throat hoppy taste. Lingering aftertaste. Generally an alright drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sad24 (43) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Nice tasting pale ale. Quite hoppy, quite fruity. Golden. Nice subtle aroma. Woody aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (19665) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (688) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2208) - 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.

4.5
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (4872) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1305) - Brentford, London, Greater London, 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 ....


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