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Hawkshead NZPA

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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: American Pale Ale
Staveley, England

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A pale ale brewed with 100% New Zealand hops to celebrate our 1000th brew here in Staveley, by our resident Kiwi, Matt Clarke.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3641) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2015
Flaske delt ombord på Fridtjofen, RBHD-treff aug-15: uklar strågul med hvitt skum. Innbydende, frisk aroma av New Zealand-humler (stikkelsbær, mango, aprikosmarmelade mm). Nydelig, fruktig smak, balansert og med middels bitter ettersmak. Vi sukker fornøyd, en betimelig opptur.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5798) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Shared 330 ml bottle at local tating. Hazy pale golden colour, low white head. Aroma of gooseberries, grass and herbs, hints of decaying fruits. Light bodied. Very bitter flavour from start to finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6596) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Shared bottle at local tastiing. Pours hazy golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is fruity with some fresh crisp berries along, inviting. Taste is distinct fruity bitter, bordering harsh with lingering dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3265) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Uklar lys gyllen kropp med hvit film. Smøraktige tropiske frukter og stikkelsbærsyltetøy. Fruktig og aromatisk smak med en god bitterhet. Medium fylde. Delt 0,33 l flaske på RBHD-samling på Fridtjoffen, august 2015.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1871) - NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD on board Fridtjofen 23.08.15. Unclear straw colour. Diminishing and uneven white head. Tropical fruits and a hint of cp in aroma and taste. Good, with medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (911) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Pint at The Beer Hall Staveley. Hazy amber with a clinging white head. Lime and tropical fruit, and a hint of cat pee in the aroma. Tropical fruit, stewed tea green vine flavour. Some astringency in the finish. For me, strongly reminiscent of Oakham Green Devil IPA, and not quite achieving the true lip-smacking I had hoped. But still a very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1694) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
On cask at Hawkshead Beer Hall, Staveley - Clear orange body, thin white head. Lovely hop nose, bright tropical fruit character, hints of gooseberry, pineapple. grapefruit, orange peel. Refreshingly dry and juicy with a lovely pithy grapefruit bitterness that goes on and on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11474) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from Booth’s in Kendal, Cumbria. Gold with white head. Juicy, fruity beer with a bitter edge, gooseberry and mango hints, drying later. Pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Pours a clear golden yellow with a large white head, which remains. Aroma is slightly earthy and citrus. Taste is piney hops, mango, slight caramel and butterscotch with a whiff of bitterness throughout. Solid with a full body and a lovely silky cask mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
10.4.2014. Mild, lemonish aroma. Sth similar in aroma and taste, some fruit, but its stuffy. Also citrus, bitter. Too simple.


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