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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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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (734) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2002) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Des céréales bien croquants qui se laissent infiltrées par une résine très amère aux teintes d’agrumes et de fleurs. Avec l’effervescence qui est au plus bas, je me retrouve devant un monstre de buvabilité.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4566) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Keg at Holyrood 9A. Yellow amber, thick white head with some lacing. Big tropical resinous nose, lychee, mango. Juicy resinous palate, hint of citrus, more mango fruit, massively hoppy! Long resinous bitter finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5184) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2012
Cask (Bitter Virtue, Southampton) - Golden in colour. Grapefruit, peach and passion fruit in the aroma. Tangy and hoppy taste with notes of grapefruit, toffee and peach. Tasty and enjoyable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
Keg. Clear, yellow-gold, thin white head. Aromas of juicy hops, mango, apple, pear, with flavours of citrus, pineapple lychee, mango, holy hell that’s hoppy.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19318) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2012
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear golden. Rich aroma of grapefruit and mango. Medium bodied with firm moiuthfeel. Mid sweet with intense flavours from tropical fruit hops. Long bitter finish. Really good!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3781) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Really good APA. Clear gold, loose bubbled head. Smells brambly and slightly leafy. Taste is certainly hops, but strikes me as UK hops, which may or may not be true. Clean, long bitter finish. Good tanginess. Ringing clarity of purpose.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1502) - 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.

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   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


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