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

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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


Rasmus40's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11689) - Beder, Aarhus, - MAY 2, 2013
Cask @ Harp, London. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 270413


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4797) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (322) - - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1549) - 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.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

2.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3947) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mtu71 (102) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Tap. Big foamy head. Clear golden. Bredy hoppy aroma. Extremely smooth and dry palate. Very hoppy, citric, spicy taste. Love this one.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esox (1098) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Cask. Almost clear, amber color. Frothy head. Piney and citrusy hop aromas, a hint of ripe peach and slight caramel malt aroma. Round, slightly biscuity maltiness has balancing residual sweetness. Intense, resinous hop flavour. Dry, slightly ashy bitter finish. Round and deviously soft texture, medium body. Impressive APA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ForlornHope (84) - 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 (140) - 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 (3015) - Baarle-Nassau, 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)


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