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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Horsham, England
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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Cask; Seasonal - November. Also available bottled.
An already full flavoured IPA, made with the very aromatic Simcoe hops is then made even bigger by using fresh Ďgreení Target hops infused into the slowly conditioning beer. Designed for those who like their hops as an extreme sport!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
Cask at CPK. Pours a clear gold with a slight, white head. Super citrusy hop nose, with grapefruit and some caramel malt. Flavor is very sweet, with strong caramel and honey notes, then orange juice, then hoppy as hell with loads more citrus, along with some mild resin and pine. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes rather sweet, but some citrus bitterness then comes in, and you are left with lingering earthy hops. Very juicy, very drinkable. Really outstanding.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2010
Cask at CPK, London on 5th November 2010. Gold-Amber with part-lacing white head. Rich grapefruit, both in aroma and in-mouth. Grassiness abounds. Dry herbiness and grapefruit citrus in finish, on a light-to-smooth mouthfeel. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2011
On cask at The Bow Bar. A blonde ale with a decent white head. Aroma of fresh cut green hops, alcohol, pine, pineapple and mango. Similar fresh cut hop flavour again, lovely and resinous with a little candy sugar sweetness. Great juicy hop character with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Very nicely done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2012 Cask at Cloisters. Pale golden, thick perfectly formed white head. Big fresh grassy nose, hint of lemon zest, bready too. Intense juicy hop character, hint of caramel, massive dry mouth-puckering bitter finish. Amazingly quaffable considering the ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2010 cask at cloisters ... golden amber ... thin white lacing ... light sweet citrus fresh hops ... big juicy zezty lime hop... sparkling ... little oily ... huge jicyness ... long bitter hop linger ... lovely

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
suprchunk (2153) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Fizzy gold color. Dense, creamy white head. Plenty of lacing. Big hop aroma. Fresh hops indeed. Malty flavor with a huge hop presence. Slight grassy note, but not overly offensive. Nice finish of malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10902) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle from Domus Birrae. BBF 15 Oct 13. Pours hazy dark gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is mixed hop over mild roast malt. Med + body. Flavor is very hoppy - but the combo suggests scorched rubber. Hop burn. Strongly hopped. Grabs the taste buds and wonít let go. Earth and resin seem to be strong components. This is extreme. If rating multiple beers, make this the last. The scorched rubber thing is not a bad thing. In this beer anyway. With time the flavor does seem to separate into components. So now I think earth, resin, floral. Not going for citrus at the moment. This is challengingly hoppy - as to which, not too how much. This beer demonstrates that there canít be too much hop. Wowsa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10123) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Cask conditioned, gravity poured on a cellar visit, cheers Tom, at The Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell, Gt. London. Gold with white head. Zesty lime, citrus bitter hopped, sharp and intense, definitely green and a real beauty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1831) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2011
Cask in Craft Beer Co. Colour is almost clear golden, just a tiny touch of haze. No head. Nose is beautiful deep citrous orange and grapefruit with pine, leafy hops and touch of bubble gum. Taste is crisp grapefruit, bit of orange and finish is zest/peel of grapefruit bitterness/sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4559) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Massively-hopped IPA. Attractive amber appearance. The nose is aggressive and with grassy hops making themselves known. The taste is very bitter indeed, the bittersweet hop flavor makes you pucker your mouth. Itís nicely complex, and Iím tasting new sem-spiced citrus hop flavors with every sip. The mouthfeelís lively and forcefuly astringent. This is a big beer, I like it.


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