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Dark Star Six Hop Ale

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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Horsham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Also available (filtered but unpasteurised) in bottles.
Brewed with five different hop varieties in the copper and then dry hopped after fermentation, this pale beer is designed for those who like their hops as an extreme sport!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (354) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 5, 2014
330 ml bottle at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Golden color with a thin white head. Aromas of pine, flowers, caramel, maybe some lime. Taste is bittersweet with pine , grass, caramel, lemon. No aftertaste. This to medium body with low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1409) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 21, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Bottle at Local Pub, Athens. Color hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma hoppy, grapefruit. Taste sweet, hoppy, fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2014
33cl, as Dark Star Six Hop, exclusive English brew, from Ales By Mail (UK), complex brew, malty/fruity/bitter and slightly spicy/sweet, balanced, clear, good head, good brew, yet expensive!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Backlog rating. Cask at CBC Clerkenwell, London. It pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a big white head. Aroma is hoppy, grassy, with notes of peaches, resin, grapefruit peel, hay. Taste is medium sweet and well hopped, with notes of pine cones, resin, grapefruit juice, mango and hay. Finishes quite dry and bitter. Overall, good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1592) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Medium white head. Gold to amber body. Nose is peach, spice, hops, pale malt. Bitter with a dry finish. Although good, it was bit of a let down, given my expectations from the name, the brewer and the ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ home shared by Dutchdrebus. Clear amber color, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, slightly a hint of caramel, hops, lightly resinous, bitter, grapefruit. Average to medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4312) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Clear amber colour with a medium to large sized white head. Smells hops, fruity, fresh, some malts, grapefruit, quite sweet. Tastes caramel, butterscotch, some hops, malts, butter, boterbabbelaar. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Store. Poured a clear, bright orange with a dense white head. Aroma of fresh hops, melon and golden syrup. Grassy hop flavour, with some tinned fruit and honey. Finish was apricots, pineapple and chewy grain.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5687) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours clear dark golden with a huge frothy off-white head. Strong grapefruity aroma. Taste is crisp and juicy grapefruit with resins and thick syrupy malts, well mixed, tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (391) - ITALY - OCT 22, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours clear amber with a beautiful slightly off white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet malts, light caramel, citrus, marmalade. Taste is sweet malts and caramel again with sweet fruits and citrus. Good bitter hoppy finish. Medium to ful body, light carbonation.


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