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

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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).


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (2957) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2013 Keg @ Red Squirrel, Edinburgh. Citrus biscuit aroma & flavour. Pale yellow colour, good head. Bitter aftertaste. Good golden ale.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finwe (392) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2012
Cask @ Black Door, Helsinki. Golden coloured with a slightly off-white head. Fruity, citric aroma with floral and grassy notes. Citric, hoppy flavour with sweetish maltiness as well. A bitter finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (627) - - JUL 24, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Keg. Hazy gold, white head. Some biscuits, lots of citrus fruits, flowers, pine. Definitely get the citra hops. Although not super hoppy, floral hops dominate the nose and taste.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (751) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
Cask at PSBH 9th August 2012. Nice rounded ale, good aroma, palate and taste, slipped down a treat.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogbomb (862) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2124) - 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.

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   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (621) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Cask at the Beamish beer festival. An amber ale with a white head. Lots of tropical flavours, especially pineapple. The finish is dry and bitter with pine. Very nice.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (498) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Cask @ Brewery Shades, Crawley. Amber, clear with considerable white head and lacing. Tropical fruit aroma with a hint of malt and hay. Taste starts out slightly sweet and then... I can feel my tongue dry. Wow. Bitter on a US IPA scale but also nicely balanced. A well executed beer to cherish and remember.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Cask @ CPK. Light golden color with a modest off-white head. The nose is quite fresh, full of cut grass, sweet lemon The taste is quite pleasant. Nicely hoppy, plenty of citrus fruit flavor. But this isn’t overpowering, not too bitter. Multiple pints are certainly possible. The body’s medium, the carbonation subtle and light. Overall, a very nice, pleasing beer. A great edition to Dark Star’s permanent rotation.


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