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Brewed by Fallen
Style: American Pale Ale
Stirlingshire, Scotland

bottled
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (772) - - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4464) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle. Fruity flavours impact at first followed by hops. What develops is a well rounded pleasant beer that is so easy to drink.In fact its a pleasure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Hazy dark amber pour with a white head. Pineapple, kiwi fruit and fresh cream aroma. Mango and sweet citrus flavour. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Pours a clear bronze colour with a large, dense white head which remains. Aroma is mango, pine, hop resins and floral. Taste is earthy which is followed by hop bitterness, weak caramel, grapefruit and a hit of tropical fruits. Aroma makes promises which the taste cannot deliver, not wholly, but I was expecting a bit more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (1000) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2015
On cask at Lock25 clear deep golden ale with peach and grapefruit aroma flavour is light carmel big fruit grapefruit and tropical fruit flavours hop bitterness on finish tasty refreshing new world pale

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (5971) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Cask @ Record Cafe, Bradford. Deep golden ale with a thick creamy head. Strong tasting but maintains plenty of tropical fruitiness in both its nose and taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jd543 (419) - SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Cloudy, golden with a big white head. Aroma of peach, citrus, flora hops. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish, really well balanced. Oily texture, medium carbonation, silky. Really nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2284) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy Amber with a white head. Lightly yeasty bready aroma with light mango, pineapple. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light rye bread toast, pine, light marmalade, orange, light grapefruit... Nice balance. Liked this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackradioboy (114) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from Ellies Cellar. (£3.59) Tried this right after Fallen's Sleeper Pils. Weirdly enough, this - a "New World Pale" - has a similar taste profile. This is better than the dull tasting Pils, more body and flavour. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1838) - 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 (1269) - 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.


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