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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: American Pale Ale
Kendal, England

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RATINGS: 93   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2012
Bottle at home. Vivid orangey amber with a thin, short-lived white head that leaves some light lacing. 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. Mouthfeel is spot-on. Lovely stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (974) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
Big aroma of citrus & hops, pours a wonderful clear golden brown. Taste is very hoppy, with fruits and some vanilla which gives a slightly different taste to other pale ales. Very nicely balanced palate going into a nice bitterness. Another very nice ale from Hawkshead. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
Colour: gold
Smell: floral hops, , grassy, pineapple, bit sweet, hops
Taste: start is very fruity and bitter, touch of caramel, some vanilla, some mango, malty in the end , bitter aftertaste, very nice !

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13433) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Cask. Light amber color, small white head. Aroma of grass, flowers, canteloupe. Taste is grapes, berries, grass. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3063) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2012
Orange golden colour, little white head. Aroma with pronounced NZ hops, fruity Sauvignon blanc wine, grapefruit, lychee, floral hop tones. Light sweet malty flavour, fruity bitter hops. Very pronounced hops. Light to medium body. Long hoppy finish, quite floral. Nice!
(From cask @ ACBF 2012)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4304) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2012
Cask @ ACBF 2012: clear, slightly dark orange with a white head, smell reminds me a bit of nelson sauvignon, herbal & floral hops as well, taste is bitter, herbal, floral hops but also some white grapes & melon, slight white berries, slightly fizzy, touch watery cask thingy but quite nice anyway, pint-able

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13803) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
Cask at ACBF 2012. NZ hoppy, nelson, petroleum notes, fat oiley, citrus, grapes, peppery notes, light malty, light toasted notes, fruity, grassy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2012
Cask @ ACBF 2012. Blonde. Tropical fruit in the aroma. Oily hopbitter flavor, slightly watery, with pineapple and lychee. Soft soapy notes in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2012
Cask @ 5th ACBF 2012. A clear golden colored beer, with a white head, big bubbels. The aroma of fruits like citrus, flowery with notes of hop. The taste is dry bitter, sweet notes, fruits like citrus. The aftertaste is also sweet with hop bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012
Cask at ACBF 2012. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass, citrus and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops, grass, citrus and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.


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