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


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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3779) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2015
From a cask at the 2015 Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting. Feel: Medium-light body with light carbonation. Clear amber, but not good clarity, with a sudsy head. Very hoppy for a pale ale, so hoppy it could pass for a American Psle Ale or even an IPA. Fruity, herbal and floral.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vladivostok (406) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Pretty pale without actually being anaemic this tastes just like all the other Dark Star beers that I’ve tried. Aroma and flavour overpoweringly of citrus and a very long, very sharp bitter finish. A bit too strong to be refreshing. Well made but the citrus just turns me off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (2615) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2015
Cask. Clear copper with a medium sized frothy off white head. Starts off pretty sugary, but some bitterness kicks in. Flavour is mostly tropical fruits; papaya, lychee and sugary malt, toffee. Feels a bit disjointed and heavy on the alcohol. The hops are tasty and I think it would fare better if the malt and alcohol was toned down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (1189) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2014
Sweet citrus aroma and light amber in colour. Enjoyable hop forward balance with a nice clean finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
[6390-20140627] Cask. Mild orange toast aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a long-lasting bubbly off-white head. Toasted bitter malt flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7+/3/15) 3.5
(Glasgow Real Ale Festival 2014 @ The Briggait, Glasgow, Scotland)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (946) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kosmokrator (794) - ITALY - OCT 25, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9678) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sad24 (209) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, 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

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