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Brewed by Fallen
Style: American Pale Ale
Stirlingshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Bottled; Regular. Has also been available on cask.

The village of Kippen, nestled at the foot of the Gargunnock and Fintry hills was once home to the largest Grapevine in the world covering an area of 5000 square feet.
This pale ale has an almost vinous flavour and aroma, provided by the choicest New Zealand hops. Seriously fruity, floral and citrus, this beer showcases the best qualities of two stunning NZ hops.
Dominant flavours: Floral, citrus, tropical, fruity, bitter. Grapevine tastes great on its own or with Indian curries, spicy pizzas or chorizo. Serve at 4C for a refreshing tropical citrus hit or at 12C for a fuller bodied, fuller flavoured experience. No additives, no adjuncts; just four top quality, natural ingredients: Malt, Hops, Yeast and Water.

Specifications:
Malts: Maris Otter, Vienna
Hops: Magnum, NZ Cascade, Motueka
IBU: 43
OG: 1.054

Note: Until April 2014, contract brewed at Tryst.


ianwelby's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (602) - - FEB 2, 2013
Clear, lively golden ale. In the aroma the fruit is slightly more dominant than the hope. There are flavours of hopes and fruit but it’s quite a floral beer on the whole. Balanced very nicely and very drinkable.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
16.1.2015. Sweet aroma with caramel, almost toffee, fruity hops. Taste is also sweetish, exotic fruits, caramel, decent bitterness. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (848) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Cask, Ale House Chelmsford, 26th March 2015. Copper-bronze appearence. White head. Some hop resin, bitterness is moderate. Tutti fruity. Good assertive hop kick. Good use of malt. Clean. Juicy. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3413) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2015
On cask at the Southern. Appearance - cloudy orange with a nice head. Nose - bitter orange. Maybe apricot. Taste - yep apricots again. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry finish. Lovely mouthfeel. Overall - single dimensional but great single dimension.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogbomb (997) - ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Cask. Dark amber and a thick white head. Nose of grapefruit and lemon. Taste is tropical fruits, pineapple, lots of mango, and a nice malt base making it slightly sweet and the taste lingers in a good way without outstaying its welcome.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
21st December 2014
Very hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry and has a light minerally crispness. Light pale malts, trace of thin malt cream sweetness. Mild orange hops and dry floral bitterness. Dry finish. Mellow orange bitter linger. There is a dusty feel running throughout. Not bad but not very clean on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MalcolmTucker (783) - SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Cask at southern. Pithy grapefruit leading into a tropical juice flavour. Decent but would possibly suit keg better.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (344) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Cask @ blackfriars pale yellow with white head Aroma is full of fruit grapefruit and other citrus taste is very fruity with a bit of sweetness and a long dryish finish really nice beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (5176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2014
500ml bottle from Great Grog. Pours hazy amber, big off-white head. Aromas of lemon and grapefruit. Initial impression of the taste is - Lilt! Massive grapefruit and tropical fruit. Light sweetness at the back. Medium body, oily texture. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours copper amber, nose is sweet pine and toffee, taste is juicy, dry pine, sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8072) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle at home. It pours clear golden amber with a medium foamy-white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, biscuit, gooseberry and light toast. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, gooseberry, lemon peel, grapefruit, touch of caramel, wood and digestive biscuits with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Nice bitter-sweet balance. Solid stuff. Rather drinkable.


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