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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: 99   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!


tbw2008's rating

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tbw2008 (14) - Bedfordshire, - FEB 18, 2009
Cask @ Wenlock Arms, A little unlucky here I think. Possibly last one from the cask but this was disappointing. Clouded yellow colour with a few floaters. Yeast flavour dominate the powerful hop aromas. Will re-rate when I find it again.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ItyMeuh (6) - Danderhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
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 (459) - - 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 (1443) - 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 (909) - 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 (206) - 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 (2130) - 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 (254) - Rome, 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 (2361) - 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 (1223) - 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.


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