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

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RATINGS: 253   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.


aphelion1979's rating

3.7
   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Pours cloudy amber with low white head. Aroma is very floral with notes of passion fruit, citrus and grapefruit. Taste is sweet and mild with a light bitter finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (3328) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2016
Can. Cheap booze shop on Sharrowvale, Sheffield. Hazy gold. Good, dense, lasting, off white head. Sweet, soft toffee malts. Pithy orange hop. Some mineral. Hint of strawberry. Taste is light sweet, then mineral, pithy bitter. Light body. Foamy carbonation. Shortish, pithy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
On cask at The Vailant Trooper, Aldbury. Smooth floral beginning. Lots of smooth malt and floral intense hops. Sticky herbal pine and resin on a great Ale body. Fresh and dry in the aftertaste, round and smooth. Nice beer!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (503) - - DEC 17, 2015
Clear amber, small white head. Light and slightly indistinct aroma. Fairly typical APA flavours, citrus, pine, very light tropical fruit. Pretty decent if unexceptional.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (1057) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 11, 2015
Can sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Slightly hazy golden with white head. Aroma of herbs, jojoba and honey, piney. Bitter flavor, "green", piney and grassy with notes of citrus. Light-bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (9561) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 7, 2015
Can sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. As Dark Star APA. Golden. Aroma of rather stale hops, a bit piney. Flavor has sweetish malt and bitterish stale hops. Light to medium-bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weordie (567) - 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.

4
   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 ..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1803) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (18608) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Cask. Clear bright yellow color, white head. Aroma of straw and grass. Taste is lightly bitter. OK.


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