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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: American Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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).


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4381) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1813) - 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.

3.9
   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ianwelby (1091) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Clear gold beer. Sour hop aroma. Flavour is similar with a strong sour fruit taste and a dry hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (5760) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
On pump at Tereaas, recommended to me by Cliff. Pours golden brownish color with medium to large frothy head. Aroma and flavor are dank pineapple, bitter pine, and a beautiful malt bill. Really surprised how nice this English cask offering was. The cascade and centennial brought some nice bitterness to the pineapple citra funk. Medium bodied. they had me at "industrial sized hookah"

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2065) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2015
On cask @ Southampton Arms, London - UK. Color: hazy pale blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: fruity and hoppy. Small floral balance and grassy notes. Very fruity nose. Mango and peach. Taste: medium body with nice peach and exotic fruits taste. Very easy drinkable with floral hint. Very nice. I recommend it. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: sweet bitterness with no resin. Well done!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016. Clear golden, white head. Bready malt, citrusy and piney hops. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium to high bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1875) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Can : juicy aromatic nose . Bright murky orange with a good ass white head . Citrus hops , spice, wood , sweet juicy caramel: like drinking an air freshener.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2012
Cask in CBC. Been waiting for this to get listed! Been a lot of hype about this beer too! Thanks to The Cad for going down into the cellar and emerging with a lovely pint of this! Colour is clear amber with a bubbly foamy white head. Nose is sweet tangerine, tropical, floral and caramel.Taste is tangerine citrous bite, bitter hop, caramel malt and honey. Something a bit white winey and grapey in the finish too. Very good but not as mind blowing as their India Pale Ale!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - FEB 5, 2012
oro poca schium buona schiuma naso luppolato agrumato leggera resina secca buon amaro discreta persistenza


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