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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).


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2922) - 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 (1686) - 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 (301) - 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 (1312) - 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 (13920) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1840) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Cask. Pours a light brown colour with a white head, fruity aroma of tropical fruits, the taste is medium bitterness with a dry fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 Cask conditioned Handpump Old Fountain London. A light golden beer with a white head. A big hoppy beer. A hint of rubber in the nose is the only spoiler in a beer which has tropical fruit flavours. Some piney notes also. Some overly bitter orange flavours. The separate components are better than the overall experience. Score 3.6
Subsequent rating scored 3.5 Score unaltered

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6245) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Cask-condiitoned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 5/02/2012. Deep gold in colour with a slight, white head. Massive aroma of pineapple, mango and pine resin. Flavour was dominated by more tropical fruit, with some balancing crisp malts and a dry, slightly rasping finish. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2005) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
Cask at The Harp, London. A golden/amber coloured pour with a small fluffy white head on top. Hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, slightly bitter. A decent effort by Dark Star. Really like the pump clip for this one too.


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