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Dark Star IPA

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86
60
style
Formerly brewed at Dark Star
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Horsham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Cask; Special.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (889) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2011
Cask at the Cask Pub and Kitchen, 3rd November 2011. Reasonable IPA, I prefer the American Pale Ale, the IPA may be better on Keg a little colder, not impressed either by the Cask Pub and Kitchen, which seamed to be fairly rough in clientele when I visited.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2011
Cask at CP&K. It pours golden yellow, with a thin off-white head. The nose is resin, cheese, fresh hop and pine. The taste is oily green hop, resin, wood, light alcohol warmth, spice, touch of honey, pine, citrus rind and grapefruit, with a decent bitter-dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A solid cask IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1866) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2011
Cask in Craft Beer Co. An awesome pint! Pours clear golden amber with light white head. Nose is gorgeous. Orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit citrous, honey. Taste is all those citrous notes again with caramel, honey, touch of pine. Fantastic and best beer of the night.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10960) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
Cask at CBC, London. Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. Ripe, dirty citrus in the aroma, bit of wet hay. Flavor is medium to heavy sweet, lots of juicy fruit, oranges, tangerines, salt, light pine, rotten fruit, pee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Mild warming finish, lingering ripe citrus bitterness, some floral hops, oranges, wet pine needles, caramel, honey. Really good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1413) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2011
Cask at the Southampton Arms on 26th September 2011. Gold with thin white head and initial lacing. Rich hoppy aroma then thickly hoppy in-mouth with rich grapefruit and some sweetish tangerine fruitiness. A hoppy, citric aftertaste and a thick mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
imdownthepub (10210) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2010
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’10. Pale gold with white head. A really dry and hoppy monster of a beer, lots of grapefruit skin, bitter, mouth tingling and lip puckering. It doesn’t let up and straight in to being one of my favourites.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2011) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2010
Cask at Egham USC, Surrey. Hazy golden coloured pour with a decent fluffy head. Floral, hoppy aroma. Tastes hoppy, a little dry, citrus fruit. Pretty decent effort from Dark Star but they brew better beers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2009
Cask @ Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, London N1. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with some hints of citrus and some weak hints of caramel. Sweetish malty hoppy flavor. Has a fruiy and slightly sweetish malty hoppy finish with some hints of citrus in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4814) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2009
Draught at The Wenlock Arms. Hazy amber with a small froth. Nice fruity hop aroma. Hoppy fruit and toffee flavours. Easy-drinking, alcohol well disguised. Solid craftmanship.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2009 cask @ Reading beer fest. After a shitload of stouts-I took my taste buds for a relaxation in some hops. This is LEGIT UK IPA. Not like too many lame bitters called IPA for props. Raspy bitterness. Hops are dry ,spicy ,waxy and oily -resembling SNPA in a way. Nice grapefruit and grasy smells. Floral lively, piney hop tangs. Excellent.


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