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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.

About

• Available from February 2012

• Draft 5% ABV

• Bottle 5.2% ABV


DruncanVeasey's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7308) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, - NOV 16, 2012
500ml bottle. Bronze with a scummy white foam. Annoying peach iced tea aroma; floral, peachy, a bit sickly. That same flavour without the hops to lay claim to IPA status. Sponge cake infused with peach air freshener; honey, orange Smartie notes. Would’ve loved this 5 years ago but I’m a fussy bugger these days and too into the hops. Pleasant enough but too watery, peachy and malt-sweet for me or the missus.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2243) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle from sainsburys and consumed in a caravan at hafan y mor, Wales. Pale amber beer with large foam head. Aroma of tropical fruits and hops. Taste is tropical, pale malts and a little pine resin. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1371) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours golden with a light layer of off-white froth. Some really nice tropical fruit flavour to this with grapefruit and pineapple, but a little light in body. Nice, crisp and refreshing with a moderately bitter finish. A solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sad24 (117) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys, really good hoppy aroma, good hoppy, cirusy taste. A great bottled hoppy ipa

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonnyConga (101) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Looks good - clear light copper brown. Aroma of hops. Tastes lovely. Citrusy hops and a smooth bitterness. A lovely moden IPA - a great intro to the style. Yum yum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4423) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Some herbs combined with fine hops, decent dryness towards the end and some herbal moments. Classy and fine with balanced aromas and taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4439) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle brought home from England. The beer pours out in a clear golden-light amber colour with airy low head and medium body. Aroma of fresh hops and herbs. Taste of fresh hops, pine, spruce, grapefruit, mild oranges, thyme, flowers and mild spices. Very quaffable and delicious to enjoy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (336) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Appearance- golden and fairly clear, solid 1-2 finger white head. Aroma- floral hops, hint of zesty fruit, some grapefruit. Taste- lemons, maltiness in the background, hoppy notes, lots of bitterness, medium mouthfeel but definitely clingy. Refreshing, nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique June 2013. Big head above an amber beer. Good finish, a little dry with a solid body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (926) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours amber with a small head. Aroma has herbs and earthy pine. Flavour is orange and biscuity malt, but a touch watery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1250) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Cask in the Champion W2. Golden colour, thin white foam. A pleasantly hoppy ale. Slight hint of syrupy oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish, hops are slightly floral, pine, fruit. Reasonably drinkable, being ’only’ 5% makes it just about ok for the pub, but packs in a decent amount of flavour.


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