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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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 96   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!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarpa (864) - FINLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle 33cl from AbM @ home. Pours nice clear copper with a large off white head. Caramel, fruits in the aroma. Caramel, fruits, pine hops in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerd16 (194) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Pours amber with 1 finger dissapointing head. Enticing aroma of citrus, grapefruit, spicy hop and a little caramel malt, pine. West coast dominant flavor with more citrus, orange, pine. Flavor is a little short and becomes watery. Bitterness fills the void. A little spicy, earthy in the finish. Well accomplished if slightly generic. Fundamentals a little disappointing. Just needs a little refinement and this could be a very good west-coast style IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Slightly hazy gold with a thin to medium lasting white head. Nice citrus hop aroma, pine. Flavour is similar, nice creamy hoppy finish, decent sweetness. Lovely beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2024) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Des aromatiques timides pour la quantité de sucres générés par les malts. Sapiné, floral et très confortable en bouche.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (133) - ITALY - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Giorgio from Yenn B&B in Leuven (great Real Ales fanatic). Pours a very interesting amber, white consistent foam, clear and intense. Fantastic nose of hoppy notes along with BBQ meat, caramel, malts. Mouth: bitterness all around the palate, bitter aftertaste (constant bitterness). Liquor feel (whiskey?), sharp end and very balanced overall taste. A very specific beer, good use of ingredients. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2284) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. Amber coloured with burnt toffee, orange marmalade and woody flavours, malty notes followed by a zesty, spicy finish. Excellent!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1180) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Cask in Craft Islington. Amber in colour, looks like a luscious IPA. Well balanced, sure it’s hoppy but there is some sweetish malt in there too. But lots of hops. I wonder what the six are? I got a nice blend of major hop characteristics without any one (pine/citrus/floral/spice etc) being overly dominant. Oily hop texture, oozes round the mouth. Rather nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JimmyBoy74 (173) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
På tap på Craft beer and co Ilington. Bärnstensfärgad. Doftar citrusfrukter. Smakar massor av humle. Massor av frukter. Gott.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (752) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
On cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Pours a clear amber with a frothy white head. Very hoppy smell. Taste is also all hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2930) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle at home from Battersea Beer Fest. Aroma is sweet caramel, toffe malts, spicy hop with light earthy orange notes. Nice golden orange colour with lasting frothy off white head. Flavour is Caramel orange, biscuity malt, touch of pine, mineral. Stuff berry esters. Quite sweet caramel. Balance is pretty good malt / hops. Low bitterness, slighlty earthy.


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