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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: American Pale Ale
Kendal, England

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A pale ale brewed with 100% New Zealand hops to celebrate our 1000th brew here in Staveley, by our resident Kiwi, Matt Clarke.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours gold/amber and clear, light but steady carbo, looks like a lager, very little head. On the nose orange, perfume, its almost like a wine. apricot fruits come through, big citrus in general on the nose, also a little grapefruit. Big grapefruit bitterness on the palate, a little one note on the tongue, bitter all the way, could do with something to break it up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Cask Half Pint at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London in Dec 2013 - Yellowy Gold in colour. Very Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Very Fruity; bitter grapefruit citrus, peaches, tropical fruits. Malty; biscuity malts. Lovely bitter hoppy fruity throughout. Finishes dry. Enjoyed this a lot. Terrific APA!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1157) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Keg from the Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Pale ale with not much in the way of a head. Fresh taste with a very bitter finish. Some tropical fruits coming through, but not as much as I’ve tasted in similar beers. Good, but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1221) - SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Bright golden. Fluffed dissipating head. Sweet full cone nose, honest and earthy. Hop water looseness with gripping bitterness. Oily mouthfeel and crisp tacked towards finish. Simple hop sweetness. Not enough Nelson.

Bottle, Cornelius

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8044) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
From the keg menu at the Hanging Bat, one third pint. Orange-gold coloured body, near-clear. Diminishing white head, fragile lacing. Inviting citrus hoppy nose. Blended flavours of pineapple and grapefruit offset by lightly sweet pale malts. Super fresh fruit bitter aftertaste. Smooth in the mouth. Medium bodied. A pleasure to drink this one (Edinburgh 11.08.2013).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimpgibbon (308) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle from Cornelius. Clear golden pour, decent pale head w/creamy lacing. Bready with some cheese. Sharp then sweet in the mouth with a dry finish. Taste is pine, biscuit, touch of citrus. Nice finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jd543 (398) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Golden with a quickly diminishing thin white head. Aroma of earthy hops and caramel malt. Taste is sweet with a medium-heavy bitter finish. Pretty thin almost watery texture, medium carbonation. Distinctly average.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Keg at Hanging Bat. Aromas are peach and grapefruit, touch of bread. Taste a good balance of sweet and bitter. Medium bodied, creamy texture, good carbonation. Finishes bitter but refreshing. A superior IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2877) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
Cask at the Craven Arms; Hazy straw yellow pour with frothy white head, piney hop aroma, pineapple taste, prickly nettles very fruity and fresh, decent bitterness, excellent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (394) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle: Nose is peach and light grapefruit, light floral notes and pine; fades quickly. Taste is satsuma and clementines; pith, leading to slight herbal notes and a pine finish. There is a pleasing dryness to the beer. A nice American style IPA, but nothing to particularly raise it from the 1,453,232 other American style IPAs currently on sale from British craft brewers.


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