Brewed by Ilkley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ilkley, England


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Status uncertain. Also available bottled.
A dry crisp pale ale strongly hopped with wonderfully floral Nelson Sauvin hops to give a strong but mellow citrus finish.

Infiniteipa's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Infiniteipa (30) - - JAN 25, 2014
An excellent pale from Ilkley, pours golden in colour, pungent NZ hops in the Aroma. Taste is catty, grassy NZ hops, with a perfectly pitched bitterness for a pale ale. Nelson Sauvin hops are used to great effect here, I would easily put this beer right up there with Kernel and Magic Rocks offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
500ml bottle into a Batemans badged UK pint sleeve at lunchtime on 11th Jan 2016. Slight haze to the golden pour, on top a white foam that hung around. Hop nose and flavour, fairly bitter and dry on the palate. Mild citrus notes but nothing too strong or overpowering it that area. Hops marry well and the light malt content stops the bitterness running away. Liked it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchad56 (237) - - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle - small white head over pale amber, slightly cloudy amber. Medium carbonation. Strong fruity aroma. Slight ting on tongue and in mouth, strong citrus tasting with bitter tang at end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle.Golden with a small head. Fruitiness dominates with hops in the background. Powerful flavours for such a relatively low strength beer. Well worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hatzer (67) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Not bad this good frothy head bice aroma clean looking pour. Got a distinctive tang to it good shit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3493) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle from morrisons, walsall. Golden beer with large foam head. Aroma of citrus lemon and pale malts. Taste is citrus, some bread, mango, tropical fruits and sweet fruit. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (589) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle at the hotel room in Brighton. Grapefruit notes, piney, bitter. Refreshing crisp finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaKeAFC (811) - ITALY - AUG 16, 2015
On tap. Nice golden color, average white head, lacing. Nice smell too. Aroma has soft biscuits malts with loads of resin hops. Is this how NZ hops is like? Tastes good! Mild citrusy tones, lots of resin and hops. Body is medium to full, very filling. Taste is bitter, long bitter finish with hops, sticky. And incredibly enough this is just a 4.2 ABV, feels much more bigger than it really is. Very good one, loved it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (555) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Some citrius the daker side of a blonde ale nice hoppy dinish vlean and crisp grape taste non vineous ok stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6512) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear straw colour with a frothy, long-lasting white head. The aroma is grassy hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a citrus, big woody grass resin hop bitter palate and a long bitter finish. There are plenty of hops in this! Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (8340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Cask at fynefest. Pours hazy golden, nose is toffee, floral, taste is sweet toffee, floral, dry.

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