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%
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.

Stumblor's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stumblor (64) - - MAR 24, 2013
Wonderful pacific pale, similar to the other well hopped hawkshead beers, with a distinctive tasting citrusy hop with lots of depth. Refreshing and dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Creamy citrus fruits, grapefruit, lemon milkshake, grain malts. Slightly hazy, dark gold, small, frothy, white head. Light bitter. More creamy citrus fruits, grapefruit again, sherbet lemon, bitterness intensifies, soft carbonation. Fantastic Golden Ale, excellent citrus fruits in aroma and palate. Cask at GBBF16, Olympia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6528) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
Cask at The Rake, Southwark, London. Clear golden. Bready malt aroma, tropical fruit hops with notes of gooseberries. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleksander9 (1377) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2016
Clear golden with white head. Kiwi, guava and melon. Dry, earthy and crisp. Great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (194) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Golden beer with big funky grassy hops and fruit - rocket, smoked cheese and grilled apricot all there. Palate hoppy too, with mixed peel fruit. Very dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hartoloni (211) - - JUL 2, 2016
Pours amber with loght white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma druity, passion fruit and apricot. Taste similar sweet fruit and well balanced with hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (1654) - HONG KONG - JUL 2, 2016

330 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Looks: Translucent straw amber colour; Near zero head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with zero carbonation.

Aroma: Quite fragrant Ale malt, with light passion fruits, apricots, mangoes, floral, sugar, pine, light resins, biscuits and light lemon.

Taste: Mid sweet fair Ale malt, with grapefruits, faint apricots, floral, light molasses, light pine, moderate resins, dry biscuits, strong lemon oil, strong bitter hops and fresh grass.

Body: Close to light body. Watery and slightly oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Fairly good Ale maltyness in a very thin background. Strong grapefruit and citrus oil dominate, plus fair floral, moderate sweetness, biscuits, strong lemon and fresh grass to round. Very simple but quite nice!

Hoppiness: Light passion fruits, apricots, mangoes, floral, pine, light resins, and light lemon in nose. Grapefruits, faint apricots, floral, light pine, resins, strong citrus oil and fresh grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, high astringent bitter-sweet finish.

After Taste: Dry. Oily citrusy and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: I was expecting some real tropical fruity aroma from this one, but it was underwhelming and weak, yet its citrus hop taste is oily and fresh, strong and effective. Decent enough overall, but I rather have a NZ Pale Ale from New Zealand instead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (4123) - NORWAY - MAY 31, 2016
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015, day 1. Hazy orange body, medium white head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, forest fruits. Taste is bitter, tropical fruits, clean and dry. Good body without being sweet. Refreshing hoppy finish, same tropical theme lasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2756) - NORWAY - NOV 16, 2015
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015
Copper, thin white head. Smell of pine, grapes, quite herbal, light malts. Moderate sweet, more grapes, pine, medium bitter, resiny tail

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
(Draught at Man in the Moon, Stockholm, 4 Sep 2015) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, grass, passion-fruit, biscuity malt and lemon peel. Fruity, hoppy taste with citrus, grapefruit, lemon peel, biscuits and a generous citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, quite dry. Fresh and tasty. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (2065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2015 Tap @ Man in the Moon. Hazy bright golden, white lacing head. A bit sour aroma, citrus, lemon. Light smooth mouthfeel. Taste got some citrus hops and sweet fruit with wood and sour taste going on as well.

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