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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: American Pale Ale
Staveley, England

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Keg & Bottle - Brewed with several varieties of New Zealand hops and created by a Kiwi, Head Brewer Matt Clarke. Passionfruit, mango and apricot aromas and a citrus bitterness are balanced by the sweetness of English Maris Otter barley to produce an extraordinary beer which showcases the unique hops of New Zealand.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (11120) - 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).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours golden amber, nose is citrus, pine, taste is juicy fruit, dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a clear amber with a near white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy grapefruit and pine with a grain backbone. Flavor has bitter grapefruit with light pine as well as a touch of light grain.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9472) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2012
Cask B.C."H."; metallic dark-golden beer. Nelson Sauvin, and other very fruity/flowery, blossomy hops, and lots of grapefruit too. Fruity-bitter, with grapefruit, bitter melon, lytchee. Light, but not empty MF. Gristslickness. Long bitter/hoppy aftertaste. Another excellent pale ale, in no particular national style - great!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This New World Pale Ale’s peppery, citrusy hop resins establish themselves on the tongue for the long run, leaving plenty of bitterness on top of suave honeyed malts.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces well atop the misty honey gold.
-The hop aroma was brash compared to the bright hop flavour and finish.
-Drinkability is hindered by the high intensity of the flavour profile.
-The mouthfeel is slick and professionally rendered. This was a well tendered cask as well.

On cask at Old Fountain.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle at home picked up at the brewery. Translucent light orange / golden coloured pour with a lasting loose white head. Aroma is grainy, cut grass, mango juice, some funky tropical fruit, bruised fruit. Flavour is composed of tangy pineapple and mango, grainy, damp hay and straw. Firm cut grass hop bitterness. A nice tangy citrus and tropical fruit. Palate is mdeium bodied, slightly grainy, semi-sweet, moderate carbonation, Drying finish. Pretty unusual but i dig it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Not in good shape. Honey and cantaloupe and stale paper-y oxidized pale malt. Sour fruit rind, burnt pineapple, old peanuts, a kind of green mildew flavor and aroma. Medium body, lightly sweet with dull hop character and little carbonation to give life to what is there. From bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Bottled 26/05/13. A yellowy gold coloured beer with a white ring of head and a little lace. A lovely sharp zesty beer. A great hop profile and lovely pale malts. Pretty bitter but it’s the zestiness that domiantes and is really tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8695) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Light golden with little head to it. Expected more of a hopped tropical fruit explosion than the crisp but mild pale ale that it is. Aroma is stronger and promises more than the small grapefruit led citric taste provides.


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