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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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


DruncanVeasey's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (563) - 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 (1153) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (926) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Aroma: intense floral hops, some fruity notes, maybe some grapefruit. Appearance: clear dark gold, small white frothy head. Taste:light bitter. Palate:intense bitters, very hoppy, flowers, grass, getting very dry in the quite long finish. Overall: great "English IPA" / hoppy Golden Ale, nice intense hoppy aroma. Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Pimlico.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2367) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2014
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - dark amber with a decent head. Nose - lemon and grapefruit and some sweet bread notes. Taste - grapefruit mostly just a touch of elusive sweetness. Palate - light to medium bodied with a zingy texture and the long dry finish. Overall - solid but slightly unbalanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWS9 (472) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
Cask. Somewhat plain hazy gold pour. Nice hoppy nose. Spruce, grass, wheat, citrusy bitter finish. Some bready character. Not a dramatic IPA, but quite solid.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (1526) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Gravity at the Battersea Beer Festival 2013. Poured a clear, deep golden colour, with a halo of white head. Big aroma of citrus hops, with tropical fruits and toasted malt. Grapefruit hop flavours, with nice biscuity malt base and juicy mango. Finish was nicely balanced pine hop bitterness, bready malt and tinned fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3880) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Golden and clear. Slightly lively upon opening with a lively medium head. Taste is bitter with some hops floating around. Quite easy to drink but nothing exciting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5214) - ITALY - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle Deep golden light cloudy good head citrus note good dryness light fruity good bitterness good drinkability light floral

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1373) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsburys, Shrewsbury. Bought to see what all the fuss is about. Seemed to be the talk of the town once it hit the shelves of the local Sainsburys. And I can see why.. lined up against all the usual ale suspects this is extremely refreshing. Smooth, floral with a few juicy drops of lime. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 15, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Dagan. Pours rusty yellow with a small head, aroma is hoppy with bubblegum, orange and rose petals, flavor is bitter and floral with lemon skin, medium bodied


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