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

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8711) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
Cask, Peterborough Fest 2012. Golden with a bubbly foam. Aromas are biscuit, caramel and sandalwood with hints of melon. Grapefruit with spices and lemon. Flavours are caramel and biscuit with low pine and creamy oak. Spicy with melon and lemon. Spicy and dry with grapefruit bitterness and herbal notes to finish. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5737) - Utah, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Tap at Craft Beer co in London
Appearance: Clear golden with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma and taste of Tropical fruit and citrus
A nice solid APA

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1461) - 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 (4971) - 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 (2177) - 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 (410) - 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 (1693) - 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 (14457) - 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 (2069) - 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.


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