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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).


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8391) - 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 (5913) - 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 (1832) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
(Cask at Gallow’s Bird, 20121103) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was white, small and long lasting. Aroma had fruitiness, grass and malts. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, pine, malts and bitterness. Afteraste was hoppy and bitter. A surprisingly hoppy cask ale but also a good and well balanced one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (5341) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Cask @ Gallows Bird, Espoo. Kekri 2012.
Pours a clear golden colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of floral hops, grass and nettles. Flavour of strong floral hops, malts, nuts, citrus and some bread. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes strong bitter and floral as well. Really well balanced. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4615) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2012
On tap at CDC, Clerkenwell. Light gold body with medium head. Nose is citrus and plenty of hops. taste is citrus, yeast, hops and more hops. Very smooth texture. Most enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2594) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 27, 2013
On cask. Appearance: light orange, decent pure white head. Aroma: Grassy hops, a little fruity, strawberry perhaps, malty too. Flavour: Sweet, bitter, a little creamy in the mouthfeel, some caramel with quite a lot of hops. Long bitter finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Cask; gold, clear, thin white head; exotic fruit and hops ahoy!; pink grapefruit, lychee, satsuma; quite sweet with a moderately bitter finish; good hop forward ale; reminded me of a less aggressive Summer Lightning.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (1523) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Cask@Kitty. Golden. Really nice floral, fruity, hoppyness, with a bit of greenish leaves. Body is pale malty, smooth but adequately bittered. Biscuits, pines, a touch of toasted caramel. Really nice, best real in a while (for 3.50e/pint at least) .

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2488) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Cask at the Jolly Crispin, Sedgley. Pours hazy gold with a small head. Aroma is mango, pine and banana puree. Taste has mango and hop oils with a medium bitter finish.


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