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

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RATINGS: 129   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).


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2012
Keg at Craft Beer Co. It pours clear straw yellow, with a large, fluffy white head. The nose is leafy, grass, floral, lemon and fresh pine. The taste is lemon-lime, resin, hay, pine, leaf, grass, straw and floral, with a bitter-dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Crisp, dry and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2012
Cask gravity @ Battersea BF 2012. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
Keg at bow. Yellow with white head. Pungent hoppy aroma, grapefruit, fruity, slight cheese. Similar taste with a sweet caramel malt backbone. Sweet with a very bitter finish. Pretty good

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1159) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
Slightly cloudy appearance with a good head. Excellent hop bitterness, some pleasant grainyness and fruit in the finish. Typically excellent Dark Star beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2004) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Battersea beer festival 06/02/2013. Golden yellow clear whispie white head crisp citrus piny hop aroma medium bodied. Good balance caramel malt medium dry. Firm bitterness

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1054) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpgibbon (207) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2013
Keg at The Vintage. Gold w/small head. Hoppy and fruity on the nose. Green apple and toffee then dry hoppiness and a light clean palate. Lingering dryness yet fruitiness. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Cask @ Kitty’s, Helsinki, 05/06/13. Pours a yellowy orange with a large, large-bubbled, frothy head. Aroma is a load of hops: Grapefruit mostly, some pine. Light caramel. Taste is stingy hops: Grapefruit again mostly, some citrus, light pine, some biscuity maltiness. Hops really dominate. Palate is smooth, medium, not much carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, grass, straw, malt and has a nice bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in July 2013 - Orangey Gold in colour. Very Hoppy; piney resinous and grassy hops. Very Fruity; grapefruit citrus and tropical fruits. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Assertive hop bite. Quite bitter. Bitter hoppy citrus fruity throughout balanced by sweet malts. Long dry bitter finish. Nice APA!


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