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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 ‘green’ Target hops infused into the slowly conditioning beer. Designed for those who like their hops as an extreme sport!


teorn88's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, - NOV 11, 2012
Cask at CBC, London. It pours a golden colour with a medium fluffy white head. Hoppy and citrusy aroma. Taste is hoppy with citrus notes, grapefruit. Quite bitter. Very good.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is juicy citrus, taste is light, sweet, juicy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to wyzzywyz22. Hazy gold with a thin white bonce. Aroma of hops, pine, citrus. Flavour quite heavy on the malts, biscuit, caramel, some citrus hops. Decent beer but didn’t hit the high notes for me.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle, Beers of Europe. Hazy golden pour with a small white head. Grassy hop and citrus aplenty snout-wise. Sweet malt, and plenty more hop and juicy citrus unfolded in the taste. Prolonged mouth coating bitterness. Really enjoyable Quite an intense brew that delivered the goods man.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Cask and Kitchen, Pimlico, UK. Cask, 181013. Amber with off-white head. Aroma of gapefruit and citrus. Flavor with some caramel

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (1627) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Gravity Cask @ Urban Taphouse. Super hoppy, with a weedy, leafy, flower stalk thing going on. Sharp chemical aftertaste with hops dancing around on the tongue long after swallowing. Quite a bold taste, perhaps too much at times but a good beer nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1694) - WALES - NOV 21, 2013
Cask at CPK. Yellow / orange with a bubbly white head. Smell - toned down tropical fruits, hoppy. Body is medium to light, slightly foamy, carbonation is low. Taste - hoppy, under-ripe citrus fruits, bit of cheese, lots of resin, musty, sharp on tongue, quite astringent, medicinal. Doesn’t have enough flavour to carry the astringency. Unbalanced, but a decent effort.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Nice but would not have realised there was some special hop process involved. An almost animal aroma, lots of pine bitterness in the body, not that amazing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3103) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
Cask at the Harp. Pours clear orange with a billowing white head. Nose matches the beer name. Green hops - grass, apple, lime, citric rind. Begins sweet while the bitterness comes in. Sweetness eventually takes over. A touch sharp but a clean mouth feel. Little heat on the finish. Taste is very lemon and lime focused with grass and tangerine in there. Solid stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5799) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/3/13] Draught at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell in London. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of weedy and fruity hops. Dry-ish flavor, hoppy, fruity and weedy with great lingering bitterness. Medium-bodied. Very nice and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
Cask at George, Croydon. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is earthy, grass hay, light toast and orange marmalade. The taste is damn bitter, pine, resinous, grassy, grapefruit, leaf, juicy citrus, burnt rubber and pepper with a big bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Crazy bitterness! A brilliant cask IPA.


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