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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).


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (1890) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Keg, 23 Club, Liverpool. Amber looks with a small white head. Juicy citrus and grassy hop nose wise. Tropical fruits, sweet malt and some very tidy hop bitterness unfolded in the flavour. Tasty stuff, can’t fault it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (2972) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Keg @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Golden-amber with a small carbonation and a thin head. Full bodied with a small fruit aroma and taste.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (501) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Cask @ Brewery Shades, Crawley. Amber, clear with considerable white head and lacing. Tropical fruit aroma with a hint of malt and hay. Taste starts out slightly sweet and then... I can feel my tongue dry. Wow. Bitter on a US IPA scale but also nicely balanced. A well executed beer to cherish and remember.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (5890) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2014
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm, 21 Feb 2014) Golden amber colour with foamy, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, resin and dried fruit. Malty, fruity taste with citrus, resin, dried fruit, chewy malt and a generous citric/floral bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain malt sweetness. Fresh and tasty, with a certain bite. Nice one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2014
Bottled. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of malt, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, alcohol, and ove ripe fruits, leading to a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2014
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is smooth fruity and mild peachy. Smooth fruity, solid malty and caramelish. Bitter and slight herbal dry. Bitter far finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
Aroma: floral hops, light malts. Appearance: clear gold, small white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: hops again, light grassy bitter, average-long finish. Overall: nice APA, but not standing out from very decent average. Pint at Southampton Arms, Highgate.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pikkio (7) - ITALY - APR 19, 2014 does not count
Hazy amber with a white and fluffy head. Aroma of tropical fruits and resins with agrumes notes. Body is a bit viscous but refreshing. Tastes a lot of fruits, but has strong malty hints which recall dried fruits rather than fresh fruits. Agrumes and resin comes again within a dry hoppy finish which is not too bitter though. A very well balanced beer, drinkable, tasty and not too bitter. defnitely recommended .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2179) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Bottled. Pours slightlt hazy amber with an avarage, lacing off-white head. Arma of citrus, caramel and notes of apricot. Sweet flavor that ends dry and pleasant bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A nice pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (890) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
Keg @ Frank Bar, Shrewsbury. Fairly full-on taste with some sweet, almost resinous fruitiness and a tickling bitterness. Tasty.


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