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

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RATINGS: 143   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).


2.8
   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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Huge zesty/tang both on the nose and on the tongue. Fruity, nutty then this sherbet dib-dabs flavour kicks in. Great body, excellent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Cask @Beer Hunters
Clear amber color, good creamy white head. Goodm piney resiny aroma. Medium-bodied. Lots of pine needles and resin in the flavor. Decent malt profile too. Quite aggressive hoppyness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (273) - - NOV 17, 2013
Very light pale ale (almost like a lager) that gives a burst of aromatic hops in the mouth but is in no way over powering. A strong beer that goes down easy - your have been warned! Rated by BrewTom

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (290) - - NOV 11, 2013
Not crazy about this one. Like a couple of other Dark Star IPAs I’ve tried it comes out a bit thin and sweet with tastes of honey rather like Belgian IPAs and doesn’t deliver the sharp bitterness I’d expect from the ops - particularly Citra. They’ve done better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3920) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear golden colour with average to huge, frothy, half-way lasting, mioderately lacing, white head. Minimally piney and slightly floral hoppy aroma, a touch of gooseberry, caramel malty background. Taste is dry hoppy, some gooseberry, a strawy-spicy-peppery touch.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (678) - DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle @ Simon, Thorning. Clear golden yellow, medium white head that last, okay lacing. Aroma, malty, hoppy, piney. Taste, malty, hoppy, piney, grapefruit. Bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Juha (35) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
Crystal clear golden colour. Aroma is pine. Taste is the same pine. No citrus or grapefruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - pine needles. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 171013


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