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

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A blend of Centennial, Liberty, Cascade, and Citra aroma hops by the sack full Ė then dry hopped during conditioning using our ĎHoptimizerí (Industrial sized hookah).


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1793) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2012
[keg at the Bow Bar, Edinburgh] Gold, clear pour, thin head. Bitter, pithy citrus hop on the nose. Grapefruity, pithy lemon on the flavour, but also sweeter tropical fruit. However, leading into the long finish I get lots of grapefruit again. Big, bitter aftertaste. I get the impression that on cask this would be bittersweet, whereas on keg the sharper elements come out. Still a great beer though [29022012]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7270) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Cask, handpump at The Evening Star, Brighton,Saturday 5th May 2012 Iíve had this before at Peter Fowlerís, Shoulder of Mutton, Wantage, Oxon but clearly never got around to rating it, something I tend to do more & more often these days. Pours mid amber with a white head. Sweet initially but with a good hoppy punch. Nice fruity tang but really lovely beer tasting very much as the style suggest, wonderful fresh juicy zingy hops. Great beer. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1815) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Cask. Frothy white head on a slightly hazy golden body. Biscuity, doughy, hops are a little earthy and soapy...very lively though. Nice bitterness, clean bright citrus and slight soapy hops. Medium to lighter slick body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3679) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2012
Cask @ Gallows Bird, Espoo

Pours clear golden orange with a bubbly head. Aroma of citrusy hops, lemon, malts, caramel and exotic fruits. Taste is hoppy with some exotic fruits, lemon, citrus and caramel malts. Finish is slightly sweet and hoppy with some fruits and lemony notes. Tasty, refreshing real ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
Handpull at Southampton Arms. Mostly clear gold, solid lasting off-white creamy head. Floral and heather-sweet grain aroma, hint of smoke. Taste follows - acidic goldings? Average body, astringent, okay carb, clean and crisp finish. Lovely pint, really.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2012
On cask @ Craft Beer Co. London. A light blurry one, packed with tiny particles and a small bubbly off-white head. The aroma is not extreme, but there is definitely some american hops going on here. Peaches and citrus with some malts in the background. Nice. Itís near flat on the carbonation and it has a light slick to sticky texture. Good hoppy bitterness here, and itís quite malty-sweet. Citrus, bitter zesty grapefruits, tomatoes and some leather. A really solid one! 21.07.2012

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2774) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 18, 2012
Custard cream and toffee apple on the nose. Quite bitter lemon cheesecake, mango and orange pith. Medium bodied, some bready malt notes, light carbonation, malty and pithy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1268) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2013
Tap at Craft Beer Co Islington. Pours amber with a small, dense white head. nose shows the bitterness about to come. Some bright tropical fruits work in its favour. Taste is heavy tropical fruits, slightly sweet with some lengthy, favouring bitterness. Works very well together and balances nicely considering its bitterness. Great stuff


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