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

bottled
common

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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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8759) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Cask at the Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, 30/03/13. Clear golden amber with a medium sized off white head that reduces to a film. Nose is caramel malt, hops, grapefruit, orange. Taste comprises hops, sugars, orange, juicy grapedfruit, citrus notes. Medium bodied with bite, moderate carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish. Decent - so so much better than the 2nd rate bottled offering, if ever there was a beer to split and prove how good a well kept cask is when compared to the bottled version this would be my pick!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3007) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle. Light amber small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and some tropical fruitiness, grapefruit - some citrus hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and caramel sweetish flavor, some tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit - piney hoppyness Finish is average, malty and sweetish, caramel, light fruitiness, some grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Caramel sweetish IPA - too much caramel for me/not dry enough.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8077) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2013
330ml bottle bought at The MicroBar in Manchester last summer. Pours a clear copper coloured body joined by a good lacing, off-white, partially persisting head. Pleasant aroma of peaches, fresh apricots, and oranges mingled with caramel sweetness. Well hopped taste of mild grapefruits and peaches offset by mid-sweet malts. Rather sharp bittersweet finish. Medium bodied. A well blended ale, cleverly made (at home, Tromsø 27.03.2013).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6232) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2013
33 cl bottle. BBE 23.04.2013.
Pours clear copper color with a huge frothy head. Aroma of floral hops, exotic fruits, some caramel malts, pine needles and mild toffee notes. Flavor of fruits, mild goose berries, grass, some caramel and resiny hops. Some nuts too. Slick palate with a bitter finish. Nice but not too fond of the nutty flavor.
3615

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a golden copper colour with a small head. Aroma of caramel, mango and floral hops. Flavour of strong floral hops, grapefruit, mango, caramel and pale malts. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a dry, bitter, grapefruity finish. Enjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3980) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
A full fruity aroma, golden with a very thin head. Has a strong taste that hides any flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2412) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber beer with a small offwhite head. Malty, hoppy and fruity aroma. Malty, hoppy, sweetish with a bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Camons (6052) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle RB Århus tasting @ Christers. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of light toasted malt, light butter, little grassy hops. Flavor is malts, no butter here, bitter but a littlle old hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. 270213

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11201) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle. Clear deep golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, little grapefruit and little citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, little citrus, little grapefruit, little pine and medium bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14084) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are hops, caramel, malt, grass, straw and pine.


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