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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: American Pale Ale
Kendal, England

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2795) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1788) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Pours pale gold, white foamy head. Nose is big and bold hoppy pale ale. Gooseberry and grapefruit with lime, spice and pinewood. Taste is grapefruit and gooseberry bitter fruit and spicy woody notes. One of the best British versions of a pale ale Iíve ever had. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, 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)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Pours pale yellow, with not much of the head variety. Smells like the bread counter in a Polski Sklep. Taste is initially ínot massiveí, with only a frozen pond topping of lemon; but through the finish it grows and grows into a very dry hoppy beast. As I said, very dry. The hops are supremely refreshing and it has a good lightness on the tongue. Cuts through thirst.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3849) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Bitter with some hopiness.Very clean taste with the bitterness overpowering the hop presence which surprised me. A good if not exceptional one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2035) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle from Beer Hive, Edinburgh
Golden, clear, frothy white head that dissipates, bit of lacing
Aroma - Pale malts, some hay, some soft grassy hops, bit of must
Taste - Better than the aroma - grassy hops, some resinous hops, sweet palate malts, bit of damp hay, some zest. In the middle, more bitterness but tempered by the sweetish hay malts. Unusual hops here, bit earthy as well. Quite complex. Not that fruity, more zest, grassy and wet hay.
Palate - soft carb, medium body. Finish - more bitter here, now bitter grapefruit coming through and more zest, less grass. Quite a complex linger of hops left in the lingering
Overall - Hard to describe this one as itís rather unusual. I liked it though, the bitterness seems to want to be overpowering but is always held back by the malts. Itís a very good beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (525) - SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2012
Served from a super fresh cask at the brewery. Almost clear deep golden colour with a thick blanket of head which waves everywhere. Hungry deep tropical fruit bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8574) - 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 itís the zestiness that domiantes and is really tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10421) - 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.

3.8
   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!


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