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Brewed by Fallen
Style: American Pale Ale
Stirlingshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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 (542) - - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (286) - 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 (4244) - 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 (3570) - 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 (7437) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2557) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle from Cornelius Beer & Wine 18-20 Easter Rd, Edinburgh EH7 5RG. A pale golden beer with citrus and tropical freuity flavours, woody notes and a bitter grapefruit finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
Bottled. Almost clear golden, mid sized head. Citrus and gooseberry up front. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with mid bitter finish. A solid modern ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3258) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle at home from alesela
Burnished gold with slight fluffy white head. Lemon custard and lychee on the nose. Shortcake malt, dry citrus pith finish which is rather moreish. Despite its abv it’d make a hood one for a few pints.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3089) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear golden, thin off-white head, weak citrus, pine aroma, grapefruit, citrus, grassy, moderate carbonation, mild citrus aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Mild aroma. Strong fruit in the mouth, grapefruit with a hint of grass and vegetables. Biscuit malt throughout and that sweetness predominates over the hop. Feels a like a classic Pale Ale and tasty. Perhaps turn the volume up on the hops and it would be great!


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