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

bottled
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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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 (17041) - 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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Biroholik (771) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle to snifter @ White House, Luton
Lekko zamglony kolor w odcieniu złota i żółci. Bardzo wysoka, puszysta, ubita jak białko piana. Bardzo długo przykleja się do piwa. Pozostawia na szkle mnóstwo znaczków. Krążkowanie wzorowe. Aromat umiarkowanie słodowy, cytrusowy, kwiatowy. Mamy tutaj dojrzałe mango, grejpfrut i morele. W smaku ciasteczkowa podbudowa, potem owoce cytrusowe z grejpfrutem i mango na czele. W ustach i na podniebieniu wyczuwalne również sosnowe igiełki. Goryczka średnia. Wyraźny cytrusowy, chmielowy finisz. Pełne ciało, zbita zwarta struktura. Smaczne i wysoce pijalne piwo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (875) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Can at Clapton Hart. Clear golden colour. Lemon and grapefruit, bitter-sweet and some hop bite. Dry finish. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (696) - - APR 30, 2016
Sampled from a can from Prohibition Wines. Slightly hazy golden colour with a white head. Fruity aromas and a taste of malt, citrus and mango with undertones of wood and pine resin. A full taste with a lively bitterness. A really good and highly drinkable APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3475) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
Last stop on today beer tour. The Victoria, Lincoln. This beer was a welcome surprise to see on this area. With its golden colour, white head. It had a fruity citrus aroma with a light bitterness throughout. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2016
Can from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy pale golden in colour with a thin white head of foam. It has a sweet citrus and tropical fruit flavour with malty notes, pine and woody undertones on the smooth finish. Very Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodbod (166) - SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2016
From the Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer. Very pale in appearance, with just a lacing of foam. Nose is light, clean, slightly biscuity malt. Palate is excellent: hoppy, light, refreshing. The carbonation is a little too much for my taste, but that’s a very minor quibble.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Can from cornelius. Fresh cut grass, light citrus and mineral chalk. Refreshing and inoffensive.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ATulloch (210) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2016
Can from deeside drinks emporium. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head that fades. Nice lacing. Aroma of hay, lemongrass and citrus fruits. Flavour of lemon grass, citrus fruits and mild wood pine. Chalky aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2746) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2016
Can at home. Pours clear golden. Nose is toffee, fruits, piney and grassy hops, resin. Tastes fruits, resin, caramel, citrus, grassy hops.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scottishchris (664) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Can from beerhive. Light hazy gold, big foamy white head. Subtle light malt and faint citrus. Medium body, soft fizz. A bit of light tropical fruit. Bitter finish. Fine.


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