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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Horsham, England
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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, orange - citrus, hop oil notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, citrus - orange. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120504]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31625) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2011
From cask at Bree Louise. pourese hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is clear grapefruity. Distinct hoppy and crisp bitter initial flavour. Dry and fruity throughout. Hoppy and citrusy towards the finish. Ends dry and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20822) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 1, 2010
Cask. Orangeish golden colour, with mediumsized fluffy head that settles into a small tight foamy and leaves some lace. Aroma is fruity, floral, grassy and a bit nectary with some slight caramel malts. Flavour is grass, fruits, wood and some mild nectar. Wellbalanced, and hides the ABV rather well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19796) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm Fruity resiny grapefruity nose with some Earl Grey tea. Mid sweet near full bodied. Heavy and nearly inky. Warming and minty with extreme bitterness. Black currant lingers. More extreme than balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17201) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2010
Cask @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity hoppy bitter finish with hints of citrus in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15789) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
February 2008
A pint in the Rake. Pleasantly hoppy without being your face. Smooth palate. Very drinkable. Ed from the Rake correctly identified 4 of the 6 hops by smell alone - respect!

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14959) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2012
bottle in a field at cropredy ...big pine peach and passion fruit ... little of that toffee i dont like nose ... bitter oily hop front .... very bitter herbal hop linger ... really want to try this on cask but the bottles not working for me ... again that toffee malt

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14151) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14086) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle @ Alesbymail. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Quite a lot of caramel, bread , nuts and citrussy hops. Smooth and dry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14016) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2008
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 08. First beer of the festival and one of about 5 that I was genuinely excited about. Gold with lasting beige head. Big PNW grapefruity aroma. Fruity grapefruit in mouth, malts are a bit syrupy, rather than biscuity. Hops on finish are really crunchingly green and attack the mouth. Great English beer for a hophead like me. Lovely.


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