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Style: American Pale Ale
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 148   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).


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3084) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with medium thick white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, floral, hops, sweetness and malts. 3.3. Tap at St Michael, Oulu. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts. Points are based on this rating.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
laiti (5980) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2013
cask @ Black Door
Aroma is sweetish with berries, citrus, hops and toffee. Also some peaches and hay. Flavour is hoppy with fruits, hay, peaches, nettles and hints of apricot. Some off-flavours start to occur after some sips. Quite rich for a real ale. The hop profile is a bit unpleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1873) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2013
Cask, Northcote. Orange golden colour. Hoppy sweet citrus nose then a bit chemical iodine scent. Full complex flavour of earthiness then caramel orange then dry bitterness. Interesting drop not for long sessions. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3554) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Cask at Barton Arm 10th Anniversary fest; clear golden amber pour with a frothy white head, grapefruit aroma and taste decent bitter thumbs up.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kingy737 (4) - - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
Straight from cask in The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent. Beer in very good condition, lovely colour, super mouth feel, great hoppy aromas, very pleasant aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1551) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 keg, Knott Bar, Manchester. Pours a hazy orange. Predominantly pineapple & sherbert flavours giving a bittersweet taste, leafy/earthy finish, with yeasty flavours creeping in. Intriguing and unusual. Rerated on cask in the Kings Head, Carlisle. Lovely tropical fruit aroma, very faint sherry background. A bit of booze lurking in there with a hint of blackcurrant and caramel. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1220) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
On cask at OId No.7 Bar, Barnsley. Pours golden with a stiff white head. Aroma was hoppy but as intense as I was expecting. Nice but not as good as I thought it would be. £2.80 on cask and £4.50 on keg

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogbomb (969) - ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Cask. Haze gold with thick creamy head. Loads of sweet hoppiness on the nose: sweet pineapple and some lemon fizz. Even tastier in the mouth: lots of tropical flavour of pineapple, grapefruit, sweet sugars. Like a can of lilt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Cask; gold, clear, thin white head; exotic fruit and hops ahoy!; pink grapefruit, lychee, satsuma; quite sweet with a moderately bitter finish; good hop forward ale; reminded me of a less aggressive Summer Lightning.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1588) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Aroma: Light aroma of biscuit, lemon and straw.

Appearance: Hazy golden body with a frothy white head. Flat carbonation. Nice lacing.

Taste: Sharp lemony taste with hints of peach. I could tell there was Citra in this before reading the description. Nice bitterness.

Palate: Medium body with a very oily texture. No carbonation.

Overall: Bright and hoppy. This tastes really fresh, Delicious.


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