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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).


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5855) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2013
Cask @ The Harp, London. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, fruity hops, peach, citrus. Flavor is malt, peach, citrus, little pine. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. 180913

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5216) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
@ The Flower Pot, Maidstone during the summer of 2012. O yes. Juicy citric hops in a pale biscuit malt. A winner. The beer lacks character, but is damn tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3499) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 16, 2013
Clean amber glowing body with frothy white head. Forest and pine hops, bit of Grapefruit, but all within safe limits. Biscuit y base, pretty nice. Taste is more expressive though, with string bitterness and a light cookie base malt. Bit thin, but drinks well. Modern interpretation of a classic bitter. Great execution. Good palate cleanser, I reckon, too. (Half pint at The Sussex Arms)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2103) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Keg at the Hare and Billet, Blackheath. Cloudy amber pour with a white head. Citrus and pear aroma. Quite a fruity nose. Herby, citrus flavour. Quite a pronounced hop bite. Hop laden finish. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerHitz (10) - - AUG 20, 2013
An OK pale. The hops were slightly dull and astringent and there was a soapy sulphurous taste in the background. Perhaps it hadn’t been kept well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (4438) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013

Appearance: Clear deep golden color with a thick white head that leaves an fine lacing.
Aroma: Grape hoppy and tropical fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Strong malty, grape hoppy and fruity.
Overall impression: Nice and tasty. Just a little bit unbalanced sweetness.
Personal stats: On tap at The Fly in The Loaf in Liverpool, England.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10886) - DENMARK - JUL 25, 2013
Hazy yellow with medium white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, little citrus and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, little citrus, little grapefruit, little sweet and medium bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6139) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Cask @ O’Connel’s, Tampere.
Pours hazy copper color with as small head. Aroma of hops, hay and caramel. Flavor of caramel, hay and toffee Decent.
4424

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (1928) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2013
190713. Tap at O’Connell’s, Tampere. Pours clear Amber with a small head. Aroma hops, caramel. Very nice. Not Bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1602) - WALES - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013

July 2013 - Keg at the ’Howl at the Moon’. Short review due to session. Cloudy yellow, foamy white head. Smell is toned down and taste is watery. Tastes very much like a beer that has been watered down. Some nice aspects coming through but very subtle. (3)

Nov 2013 - Cask at JDW Victoria Station. Clear amber orange with a scummy white head. Smells of cheesy hops. Body is light and carbonation low. Taste - some fruit but completely overpowered with cheese. OK. Very different to the last time. (3.1)


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