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

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

3.9
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4429) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Light unclear pale golden color with a fine white head. Good lacing. Very inviting and fresh aroma. Citric and mild malty. Quite ok body for and ale at 4,2%. Moderate sweet and a fresh bitterness. Nice fresh flavor with some citrus, fruity and mild malty. Nice one.
[Bottle from Meny Vollebekk in Oslo, Norway]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (1091) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 Gulbrun klar med offwhite skum. Malt, sitrus og sure sokker. Bitter med noe sitrussødme i smak. God bitter avslutning.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2661) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle. Appearance: Light orange, small snow white head. Aroma: Fresh cut grass, paper, fruity too. Flavour: Sweet at first, changing to bitter with a slight hoppy bite, fruity, citrus, long bitter hoppy finish. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ERB92 (252) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2014
Fruits, citrus and hay in the aroma. Clear golden with a white head. Medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Light to medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a nice refreshing, hoppy Golden Ale. A bit more bitter than i am used to, but a sweet fruity flavour balances this brew very well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5606) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Cask @ Kitty’s
Aroma has citrusy hops, some gooseberry bush and hay. Perhaps some caramel too. Flavour has herbal bitterness, some grapefruit and gooseberry bush leaves. I do not like the herbal bitterness here, but decent stuff anyway.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tselloufc88 (105) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Clear straw coloured beer, plenty of fizz and a nice frothy white head. Looks like a pint of decent pilsner! Smell is of grass, harsh citrus, some nettles. Taste is of white grape with high levels of bitterness. Dry finish. Very refreshing and pretty moreish. I like the simplicity on offer here. Good summer beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
Pale straw body, 1-finger white hue. Citric hops and citric malts to the nose. Citric fruity hoppy taste, grapefruit peel, modest malts. Slightly watery, but fresh and alright too. Hoppy finish with notes of grainy malts. Overall ok, but not superb. - Brown 500ml bottle abv4.2% b@Kjeller5 Tromsø,t@home.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1214) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons. Clear, pale, straw colour. Thin, filmy, white head. Fresh, grassy and lemony. Some nettle. Clean, lively palate. Taste is dry, with a little yeast. Light bitterness, with a touch of astringency, at the end. Lovely session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12541) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 19, 2014
Cask@Beer Hunters. Clear golden color, steady white head. Cat piss, fresh grass in the nose. Light-bodied, but good palate. Grass, tropical fruits and grapefruit. Very nice, aromatic session ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5182) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Cask (Newcastle Beer Festival 2014) - Golden with a white head. Lemon, lime and gooseberries in the aroma. Zesty, hoppy and tangy taste with notes of lemon, lime and lychees.


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