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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of Centennial, Liberty, Cascade, and Citra aroma hops by the sack full – then dry hopped during conditioning using our ‘Hoptimizer’ (Industrial sized hookah).


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
£2 bottle. Ribbed plastic beaker in a Travelodge. Aroma of vomited Southern Comfort. Dark orange gold thickly capped with white mousse. Bile and orange, dense tinned peachy iced tea, incongruously bitter fake US flavour with a waft of turmeric powder. No thanks- need a Brew By Numbers to take the taste away.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (461) - - NOV 1, 2014
Golden honey appearance. Strange mix of fruity and creamy aroma. Quite bitter with a raspy flavour. Quite tangy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (504) - ITALY - OCT 25, 2014
Alla spina. Nebuloso color giallo paglierino con un soffice cappello di schiuma biancastra molto persistente. Birra fresca, profumata, fruttata e luppolata, dal gusto mediamente amaro e con un bel finale persistente. Classico esempio di APA, setosa nella struttura e dall’effervescenza gentile.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7238) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Draught at the Konttori, Tampere, Finland. Clear amber colour with a small white head. Floral and fruity hops, mild bitterness and mild herbs in the aroma. The flavour is darkish hops, moderate bitterness and dark malt. Not so fresh. Very soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sad24 (120) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
At pivni in York. A fairly dark ipa with a large groggy head, quite cloudy, very hoppy with a cirusy taste

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (284) - HONG KONG - AUG 14, 2014
Tap from Taps Beer Bar in KL during layover. Translucent - almost opaque - orange amber pour. Frothy head. Aroma is sweet fruit and hops. Taste is sweet and fruity hops with a good amount of bitterness and a tiny bit of sour/funk. Crisp finish. Quite drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3969) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Keg at the Southern. Pours light hazy gold, thin white head. Aromas of light tropical fruit, sweet malt. Taste is more if the same, light bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, clean finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Keg at the Vintage. Pours hazy yellow, bit of a malty toffee taste, dry and bitter.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2463) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. Golden coloured with citrus and pine flavours followed by orange marmalade on the finish. Superb!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
2014-06-27. Lightly hazy bright orange body nice frothy white head. Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, mild fruit and tropical fruit whispers, light greenery. Flavour is bitter and hoppy throughout. Lightly fruity. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Quite quaffable - I was talking too much and not taking more detailed notes. Cask at Glasgow Real Ale Festival


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