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

bottled
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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9575) - 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 (4515) - 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 (6104) - 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 (455) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ItyMeuh (36) - Danderhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
An enjoyable overhopped gem. Six hops are lost individually but somehow more than the sum of their parts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimmythespoon (470) - - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle form Utobeer, Copper colour, Malty taste on the tongue slight citrus aroma. Certainly a british style IPA but a good beer overall!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear golden body with a thin white head. No visible carbonation. Great lacing. Aroma of Centennial hops, lavender, black grape and orange marmalade. Flavour of filter coffee, earth and hoppy bitterness. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Interesting and hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarpa (1043) - 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 (226) - 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.


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