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Brewed by Harbour
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bodmin, England

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask and bottle: Unfiltered
A modern interpretation of the British classic with pronounced American hop aromas. This golden ale has citrus characters and robust yet balanced bitterness.

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• Available from February 2012

• Draft 5% ABV

• Bottle 5.2% ABV


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120505]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20822) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, wooden and also has some slight maltyness. Flavour is fruits, sweet malts, some herbs and mild floral and grassy notes in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15782) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 23rd April 2012
On tap at the CP&K.Clear gold beer, little off white head. Light palate, a little dry and mildly crisp. Whisper of sulphur is an immediate off put! Neutral malt with mild minerals. A little citrus hops towards the mildly crisp finish. Would have passed muster without the bad eggs.2.7.

22nd November 2012
Bottle. Hazy gold - amber beer, tidy white head. Crispy palate, turning softer. Minerally light pale malt. Mild hops - fresh orange and a touch of tangerine. Crispy finish. Decent, but could do with a stronger hop presence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14957) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2012
cask at cloisters ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft dry zezty toffee nose ... juicy malts ... little graefruit ...light dry zezt hop ... pretty decent

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14016) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Cask conditioned Reading BF 2012. Mid orange gold. Thin bubbly head. Pretty decent hoppy premium bitter. Yes the hops are tasty and the malts have a certain toffee flavour. Fine. 3.3/5. Bottle from Sainsburys Beer Hunt 2013. Gold slight haze lasting off white head. Certainly a hoppy aroma, I mean I could smell the hops as I poured it. It’s certainly resiny and leafy more than I had it before. The hops are more to the front. Quite bitter on the finish and a growing bitterness. Tasty. Yes still some toffee in the middle, but the aroma is good and so is the bitterness on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11612) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
Cask at Mason & Taylor, London. Pours clear, dark gold with a fine, white foam head. Light pine, grass and toast in the aroma. Light sweet flavor, some tangy lemon and orange, toasty grass. Light in body with fine carbonation. Faint hoppy spiciness to finish with more lightly toasted grass. Not bad overall, though better conditioning probably would have helped the beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10574) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’13. Gold with white head. A good, full, dry hoppy best bitter. Good breadcrust malts, lasting on the palate. Well constructed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9622) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2013
Cask at the Cask, Pilmlico - 10/05/13. Clear golden amber with a moderately sized off white head that retains well. Nose carries floral hop notes, juicy fruit, orange, light pine. Taste comprises light apricot, orange pith, touch of grapefruit, hops, light sugars. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, light bitterness in the finish. A decent cask IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottled 08/02/14. A massively carbonated beer hence it pours with an enormous rocky white head atop the slightly hazy golden body. It’s very bitter and has lots of hops. Quite sharp with a little sweetish malt in the nose. Pretty tasty but a bit problematic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8258) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle. Golden brown with an off white foam. Aromas are toffee with mango and grapefruit. Lemon with herbal woody pine and spices. Pithy rind with background brown sugar. Flavours are bittersweet lemon with grapefruit and pine. Festive spices with lime and lots of pithy bitterness to finish. Spritzy.


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