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

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RATINGS: 59   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!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle from Drinkmonger (best before December, 2013). Pours a blonde colour with a thin white head. A resinous hop aroma of grapefruit, pine, lemon and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering grapefruit and a dry finish. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2851) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle. Orange amber with a white head. Spicy earthy hop aroma, little floral, not hoppy enough. Taste has more spicy earthy hops with a heavily present caramel malt back. Sweet with a long bitter finish. Ok but doesn’t really match up to the American standard. A bit of a juiced up bitter and twisted

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamestulloch (1858) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2012
Aroma: Pronounced cereal notes. This definitely doesn’t smell like an IPA.

Appearance: Clear golden body with a thin white head. Lively carbonation. Excellent lacing.

Taste: The British hops are more prevalent than the American hops - the flavour is mostly earthy and grassy. There’s a hint of pine, grapefruit and it’s slightly nutty.

Palate: Thin body with a slick mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation.

Overall: Not as wild or as hoppy as I’d hoped it would be.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3419) - 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 (322) - 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 (3635) - 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 (37673) - 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 (21914) - 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 (7482) - 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 (493) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle. Strong lemon and grapefruit flavours give this a distinct, bitter character. Puckering stuff.


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