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

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 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 (4893) - 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 (11372) - 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 (6495) - 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.
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3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (1966) - 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 (2022) - 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)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1005) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 13, 2013
13/07/2013 Open Baladin (handpump). Dorata, limpidissima, schiuma bianca leggera, molto persistente. Al naso sentori di malto, note biscottate, agrumate, leggero fruttato ed erbaceo. In bocca è equilibrata, malto e luppolo si sposano abbastanza bene, l’amaro è intenso e abbastanza persistente. Corpo leggero, carbonazione soft. Dark Star è sempre una garanzia!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, apricot. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120504]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2850) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Cask at the Jolly Crispin, Sedgley. Pours hazy gold with a small head. Aroma is mango, pine and banana puree. Taste has mango and hop oils with a medium bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (899) - Kemi, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 Real ale @ Oluthuone Leskinen. Fruity hoppy and caramel malty aroma. Sweetish malty flavour has resin and good bitterness quite standard for the style. Soft mouthfeel and no carbonation as it’s a real ale. Medium body. Maybe wasn’t in the best shape anymore. Rating #600


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