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


on tap

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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

aphelion1979's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, - JAN 28, 2012
pours pale yellow with a small frothy white head. aroma is flowery and fruity. taste is crisp, dry with citrus, good sweetness, bitter hop character, spices. its a good example.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weordie (478) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Pours copper with a small head that vanishes straight away. Aroma is faint, quite malty. Fairly well carbonated. Not a great deal of flavour, cut grass, floral, resiny and a bit of a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badcat73 (23) - - NOV 7, 2015
Royal pavilion Brighton. Cask. Larger colour, foamy head with good lacing. Fresh barrel & in perfect condition. Only a slight hint of the American hops on the nose. First taste reminds me of cream soda pop, this quickly gives way to a rather mild bitter flavour (for an AIPA). A smooth lingering after taste. Very good & very drinkable. I’ll will be having another ..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1658) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
How have I not yet rated this one? Cask at the Eagle, Cambridge. Dark gold, extremely clear. Very little head or lacing. Peach, resin, bread and grass aroma. Sweet nectary taste with a bitter tinge. Citrus and astringency in the long finish. Full and slightly sticky body. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Cask. Clear bright yellow color, white head. Aroma of straw and grass. Taste is lightly bitter. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
2015-09-23. Crisp amber body with a small frothy beige head. 3+ Aroma is fruity, lightly hoppy. Flavour is pleasantly fruity, lightly bitter, very light green hop character. Smooth average bodied palate, soft to low carbonation but it suits it. Mild overall, possibly not at its peak based on the carbonation but I quite like it. Very drinkable. On tap at Craft Islington, London, UK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tselloufc88 (276) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
Can from the Rugby Tap. Aromas of floral, some peachy ness, grapefruit. Taste is pretty fresh, touch of citrus, low bitterness. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2285) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2015
Fat @ Harp, London. Bärnstensfärgad, smutsvitt skum. Dofter av apelsinmarmelad, citrus, grapefrukt och karamell. Samma återkommer i smaken tillsammans med tall. Medelkropp, medelbeska, lätt oljig munkänsla. Bra grejer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3819) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2015
Cask @ OT. Pours tiny hazy golden with a fluffy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some sticky lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny malty and floral with sweet bread, caramel, honey, hay, dried yellow flowers, orange zest and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, slightly malty and floral. Mouthfeel is soft, flat, round, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with sweet bread, toffee, hay, minerals and lemon zest. Very quaffable solid cask offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (942) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2015
Cask @ Oliver Twist Stockholm. Hazy darkgolden, creamy white,long lastning head. Mild aroma, malty and floral. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Taste is grassy and floral hops with a smooth mid-sweet malty taste going on in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
amhart88 (37) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Badge looked great, as did the pint. Very foamy head, light golden colour. Very hoppy, would prefer more body, quite light

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