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Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Bottle: Filtered.
Hops don’t get wilder than this! The positively manicAmerican hop combination leads the normally restrained East Kent Goldings and Fuggles on a wild hoppy taste journey!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuartyboy (713) - SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H a pale golden with flavours of strong hops some citrus fruit

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (3545) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2013
Thanks to Sean! Der Antrunk ist frisch-hopfig, sehr aromatisch. Zum Hauptteil kommt eine nicht unwichtige Malznote hinzu, die gut mit der Herbe harmoniert, diese aber geschmacklich auch etwas in die malzig-runde Richtung beeinflusst. Der Nachgeschmack ist Ale-Typisch trocken mit leichten Malzanklängen und einer schön grasig herben Note. Tolles imperial IPA! --> 12/11/13/12

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1318) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2013
500ml bottle. Yellow gold colour, foam white head and aroma of grapefruit hop & wet straw. Sharp bitterness with firm hop taste, resinous, lemon rind, grassy, plus earthy notes and a lingering dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1476) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
500ml bottle - Good looking clear golden body, thick white head, which lasts longer than expected. Lovely floral, grassy aroma. taste is a crisp clean mix of fruity sweetness and hop bitterness. A bit thin on the palate, but ends with a great zesty bitter finish. Nice hoppy bottle of beer this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graham77 (281) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2014 500ml bottle. Pale golden colour with a small white head. A grapefruity and grassy hoppy aroma and a deep flavour with creamy backbone that is supplemented by an excellent level of hopping for both bitterness and flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle. Bronze with a small head.Hoppy and quite bitter.Some fruitiness as well. Pleasant but I found the really bitter finish a bit off putting. Not as good as I expected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1410) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2013
500ml bottle. Crystal clear gold in colour with a thick white foam head. Aromatic floral hop fragrance which is long in intensity. Zesty, resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives full juicy tropical fruit notes of sweet lychees and kiwi. More tart elemnts come in with citrusy tangerine and pink grapefruit evident. Good smack of citric hop resins in the dusty aftertaste give good counterweight to the fruity malt element. Finish is malty with a dry grapefruit peel and notes of golden syrup in the mouth. A decent Blond Ale and worth trying.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10641) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from Sainsbury’s, Banbury. Gold with white head. The blurb for this is somewhat ambitious, I wonder if they forgot to load them all in on this batch? This was a fairly restrained, lemony, light fruity beer with a metallic edged boiled malt note. Drinkable but not what it says on the bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MalcolmTucker (750) - SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Not particularly hoppy or wild, well maybe by Harviestoun standards. Enjoyable beer but doesn’t have a big enough hop flavour to a good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nilz (418) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2012
A clear yellow ale with a slim fine light head. Aroma of floral notes, and citrus elements. Taste is a pleasant balance initiated by hops and fine bitter finish. A rather fine ale that I’d look for again


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