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

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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!


3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2881) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2012
500ml bottle from Morrison’s Ayr - clear golden ale, large bubbly white head, lovely fruity / floral hop aroma, citrus flavour, bitter citrus linger, over hopped

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepeter (278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
A very solid IPA which is a combination of Brit and US hop varieties. pours clear and golden with little head. Smells beautiful, floral, fruity sweet and bitter all together. Flavor is pleasantly bitter with grapefruit, grass and clean but sharp after taste. Palate was light-medium bodied, crisp and refreshing with great carbonation. Overall a very good IPA. An easy drinking IPA that could also be called a Pale Ale. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3289) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Hazy pale golden yellow colour, not much head. Vegetable resin aroma. Cereal grain resin flavour, very dry citrus aftertaste. Not really a proper IPA. Somewhere between a blonde beer & English Pale Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate hoppy, grass, citrus, hop oil - hop extract, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, sweet fruit, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111202]

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
Bottled@Chriso. Yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruity and floral notes along with some slight resiny tones. Flavour is fruity, floral, mild honey, resin and herbal notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2011
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, drunk on 2 December 2011. Best before Dec 2012. Bright gold colour. Generous white head. Good condition - lively but not too fizzy. Plenty of hops in the aroma - grapefruit in the forefront. Maybe a touch of bubblegum. Firm mouthfeel. Strong tangy hops culminating in a quite pronounced bitterness on the palate. Decent stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle. Strong lemon and grapefruit flavours give this a distinct, bitter character. Puckering stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2011
bottle at home ... thanks to Fin .... crisp golden yellow .. thin white head ... soft sweet grassy lemon ... zezty lemon ... light oily lemon bitterness ... little hay ... very blah... not bad just not exciting

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (1847) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a gold colour with a medium white head. The aroma is very floral and malty, the taste is very bitter with citrus, which leads to a dry bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Something’s not quite right here - huge cat piss aroma and flavour but not really much else. The flavour overwhelms and leaves me feeling weird. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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