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

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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).


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2014
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is smooth fruity and mild peachy. Smooth fruity, solid malty and caramelish. Bitter and slight herbal dry. Bitter far finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6137) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2014
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm, 21 Feb 2014) Golden amber colour with foamy, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, resin and dried fruit. Malty, fruity taste with citrus, resin, dried fruit, chewy malt and a generous citric/floral bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain malt sweetness. Fresh and tasty, with a certain bite. Nice one.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Keg, hazy amber. Smells like hops and butter - on a dark star keg? Really? Tastes the same - the hops are curranty, fruity but the undercurrent of diacetyl has no place in this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (740) - SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2014
Tap at Red Squirrel. Punchy hop bitterness with a fairly unique hop profile. Not sure all the flavours compliment each other.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2014
On tap at the Red Squirrel. Appearance - amber with a decent head. Nose - very delicate pink grapefruit. Taste - very odd, I’m getting white chocolate and orange. Tasty. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture but I think the rich orange thing is a little too much to allow this to be very drinkable. Overall - it’s great but I don’t want another.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Rich, syrupy, malt, drawn out rich floral notes, lovely amber appearance. Excellent ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Migmar (248) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2014
Copper brown, some sticky foam. Citrus, spruce, grass. Pretty heavy hoppy bitterness. It’s a strong APA for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (1157) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Cask at the Beamish beer festival. An amber ale with a white head. Lots of tropical flavours, especially pineapple. The finish is dry and bitter with pine. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Turboninja (87) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Bit bitter smell with fruits. Bronze yellow color with light white head. Stony taste, organic fruitiness. Some bitterness with some hops. Medium taste spectrum and hoppy, medium aftertaste. Adequate, medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in July 2013 - Orangey Gold in colour. Very Hoppy; piney resinous and grassy hops. Very Fruity; grapefruit citrus and tropical fruits. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Assertive hop bite. Quite bitter. Bitter hoppy citrus fruity throughout balanced by sweet malts. Long dry bitter finish. Nice APA!


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