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

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RATINGS: 199   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2034) - 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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frovigalning (2876) - 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 (559) - 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 (917) - 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 (118) - - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (867) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Aroma: bread malts, light malty sweetness. Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: bitters getting grassy, nice sweets coming up. Overall: very nice APA, subtle in palate and aroma. Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (340) - 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 (211) - 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 (297) - - 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 (60) - 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 (20476) - 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.


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