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

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RATINGS: 116   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!


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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1468) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Cask at Bow Bar. Pours clear ruby. Nose is caramel malts, gentle hops. Taste is malty, caramel, citrus hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smithld1 (18) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Pint of cask at pelt trader, cannon st. Pours clear amber with persistent lacing. Sweet, sticky. Reminds me a bit iof a lagunitas but I often drink that in here so I may be influenced by surroundings. Sensible Abv. Big fan.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3457) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2015
Cask by hand-pump at State Bar, Glasgow - weak fruity cirrus aroma, clear deep amber, thin off-white head, sporadic lacing, fruity, citrus flavour, viscous, sweet, soft carbonation, fruity aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1674) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle Ales by Mail. Caramel dominated red ale. Sweet, almost to the point of excess. The hops only show themselves very late on in the finish. Big medicinal flavour on the tongue, with hints of pine. Not quite what I expected, but a big beer all the same

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2690) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
Clear copper with off-white lacing foam head. Stron hoppy aroma, similar bitter taste. Small fruit tones, mostly just bitterness. Lsting aftertaste. (velp 201502)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is pine, grapefruit, caramel, taste is similar.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1318) - CROATIA - JAN 2, 2015
Cask at the York Tap, York, UK. Pours cloudy golden with white head. Citrus hoppy aroma. Caramel malty and hoppy citrus pine flavor. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (459) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 5, 2014
330 ml bottle at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Golden color with a thin white head. Aromas of pine, flowers, caramel, maybe some lime. Taste is bittersweet with pine , grass, caramel, lemon. No aftertaste. This to medium body with low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1550) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 21, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Bottle at Local Pub, Athens. Color hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma hoppy, grapefruit. Taste sweet, hoppy, fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2014
33cl, as Dark Star Six Hop, exclusive English brew, from Ales By Mail (UK), complex brew, malty/fruity/bitter and slightly spicy/sweet, balanced, clear, good head, good brew, yet expensive!


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