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


on tap

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RATINGS: 217   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, - JAN 30, 2012
Cask @ The Anderson 280112
Light straw colour....slight haze....thin white head
Aroma - lots of citrus hops....grapefruity......citrus fruits
Taste - Very hoppy...citrus hops...grapefruit...some grassy hops in there..sweet very light malts...good hoppy bitterness - more intense in the middle
Palate - thin to medium body...bitter hops. Finish - good lingering grapefruit and grassy hops
Overall - Well made beer from Dark Star

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (2830) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Backlog rating. Cask at CPL, London. It pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is intensely hoppy and fruity with fresh pineapple, mango and apricots. Some grassy flowery notes too. Taste is bitter and hoppy, with fruity sweetness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, good cask pale ale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2014
21/XI/14 - cask @ Dukes Brew and Que (London) - BB: n/a (2014-1375)

Clear orange beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: fruity, citrus, ripe sweet fruits, mango. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: pretty bitter, fruity, grapefruit, hoppy, pineapple, citrus. Aftertaste: hoppy, bitter, dry, bit medicinal, fruity notes, very nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (341) - - DEC 11, 2014
Pale golden colour with a frothy long lasting head. Nicely fizzy, and good flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Japalo (1257) - DENMARK - DEC 5, 2014
Cask@the lyric London. Took it after a heavy micro ipa! Golden clear. Small head. First pour of the Day. A bit oxidized. Earthy notes. Some yeast. Watery. Bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman (875) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - DEC 2, 2014
Its been a while since I had this one so I dont really remember its characteristics. I enjoyed it very much though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4973) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Cask stillage at the Birmingham CAMRA festival 2014. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a bubbly white head. The aroma is light grass hop. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a smooth light caramel malt hop bitter palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (330) - - NOV 9, 2014
Hits the spot perfectly. An Enligh IPA with American hops. Nothing elaborate. Delicious from the cask - a little warm and soapy. Would love to see more of this in English pubs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1568) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Tap. Clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, honey and grain. Sweet taste with some bitterness. Medium thin body.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Armadill0 (284) - 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 (4079) - 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.

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