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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: American Pale Ale
Staveley, England

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14466) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Cask at the Old Fountain - London. Pours mostly clear, yellow-gold with a strong, fluffy white head. Pale malt nose, mildly bready, some straw, dry lemon. Medium sweet flavor with some bread, lightly tangy tangerine, rioe orange, earthy hay, mild grass. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with moderate piney resins, bready pale malts, further tangy tangerine, some spicy pine, nips of alcohol, grass, dirt. A somewhat atypical APA but pretty well nuanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12726) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
Cask at Craft Clerkenwell - 27/11/12. Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin bubbly off white head. Nose comprises hops, pine, bitter tropical fruits Tastes of bitter hops, light caramel malt tones, orange, grapefruit. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, bitter finish. Decent cask APA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12634) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle, 6% @ FOneFan. Clear deep golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, little pine, little grapefruit and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11384) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (11111) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 10, 2012
Gravicask (PBBF2012, Tuesday)
7 Lovely hoppy aroma - peach and lychee, and other sweet fleshy fruits.
3 Mid orange, tiny brief head.
6+ Nice hoppy body, as you’d expect from the aroma, but it’s not a very complex beer. It’s only about the hops and is a bit one-dimensional.
4 Smooth and fruity. Sweetish. Big and bold, but nice.
13 Pretty tasty IPA. Fruity and fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10818) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours cloudy yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of grapefruit peel, white sugar, pine, earth and grassy hops. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (9336) - 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).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9000) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from Nelson Wines. It pours clear golden yellow with a bubbly white head. The nose is pine, passion fruit, grapefruit, elderflower and Welch’s grape juice. The taste is pine, straw, resin, assertive bitterness, pithy citrus, grapefruit, pepper and floral notes with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice hopped-up pale ale.


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