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Brewed by George Wright
Style: American Pale Ale
St Helens, England

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Best bitter, straw coloured, citrus nose with a strong taste of grapefruit, a dry aftertaste.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (727) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
500ml bottle. pours gold with small head. nice aroma and taste; fruity with a hoppy finish. would have again.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellinghamd (6) - - MAR 4, 2013 does not count
Aroma: subtle: very very light hops Appearance: syruppy amber; dense worn ivory head Taste: Suprisingly three-dimensional given the almost total lack of aroma: exciting mix of salt, sweet, sour and bitter - very strong grapefruit. Palate: medium body; slightly oily texture; lively carbonation disappearing rapidly; quite rough but lasting finish Overall: Very interesting bitter, with three-dimensional qualities which don’t quite hold together for top marks; the after-taste keeps you thinking as it shifts from salt to sweet to sour. Not a social beer as it’s too intriguing in its own right. Aptly titled Pipedream !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6036) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2007
(Cask at GBBF, London, 9 Aug 2007) Pale amber colour with brief white head. Fruity nose with fresh hop aromas, grapefruit and a hint of grass. Fruity taste with notes of citrus, grapefruit and grassy, citrussy hops in a long, fairly dry finish. Very nice hoppy beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3844) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle. Golden and clear with a small head.Some hops are present but not overpoweringly so.Well bottled and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours perfectly clear gold with a stupidly tight, white cream head. Pleasant though mild aroma, pale malts, light dried citrus and lemon in particular, some hay. Light sweet flavor, lightl citrus fruits, mellow bitterness, straw, lots of tasty, dried pale malts.ight bodied with fine carbonation. Clean, lightly dry finish, some dirty hay, nips of tangerine. Very nicely balanced APA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the New Century Hall, Manchester 21/01/2006 Golden coloured with a slightly fruity aroma. Floral and hoppy. Creamy and bitter on the palate in the finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 04/08/2010 Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured fruity and hoppy with a grapefruit flavour. Bitter and dry malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2007
Cask@Twickenham BF. Nice floral hop aroma, fruity notes of lychee and grapefruit, and some piney, flowery characters. Ppalate is motth and round, with a soft bitterness. Very pleasant to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2008. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Sweetish fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2010
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and mild citrusy. Peachy and slight citrusy hops flavoured. Bitter and bonedry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Cask at the Red Lion, Isleworth, Bank Holiday Festival, 27th August 2010. Pale amber. Quite hoppy nose. Not quite resiny but getting there. Strange fruitiness - tashi commented that it smelled of black cherry yoghurt. Jam notes too, a bit of bramble. Decently full palate, a bit heavy.


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