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

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (1061) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Golden colour good white head and lacing. Aroma is great orange citrus airfreshner. Taste is orange honey sweet malts nice hoppy bitter finish. Medium full body nice smooth mouthfeel soft carbonated. I love this best golden ale I’ve ever had by far, more great stuff from ilkley brewery!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
LIVE RATING: Cask at CBI, London on 11th May 2013. Slightly hazy gold with thin white lacing foam. Hoppy aroma with some earthy pungency. Deliciously hoppy in-mouth with rich grassiness and savoury notes. Floral and fruity flavours in the background. Building bitterness in finish, with cheesiness and grass balancing out nicely. Zingy, engaging mouthfeel. A lush pint to sup and savour.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Drunk from Bottle Aroma wasn’t as good as the flavour. Zingy, hoppy and bouncy taste with a medium bitter aftertaste. A lagery-pale ale perfect for a pub garden in the summer, where a couple would go straight to your head. Less good on a winter’s night, but a nicely made pint nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Infiniteipa (29) - - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2014
500ml bottle from Booths. Pours clear pale yellow, thin white head. Aromas are floral and light citrus, white grape and light malt. Taste packs a fair hop punch, but manages to balance out with light sweet notes. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1556) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2012
Pale golden, little hazy appearance with decent white head. The aroma is nice hops and fruit. Taste is lots of dry bitter hops and refreshing fruit (citrus or tropical) Medium body, good carbonation. Really nice "drinking beer".

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (5993) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
500 ml bottle.
Pours a golden colour with a white foamy head. Aroma is clean and very citrusy with orange zest and strong floral notes. Rich citrusy flavour of citrusy bitterness, floral notes, herbs, biscuit and mild grainy notes. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a dry, very bitter, citrusy finish. Refreshing and enjoyable. More please.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3193) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 Cask @ The 3 Judges & bottle shared with friend. Oaty hoppy spicy grassy aroma. Golden yellow colour. Big spicy citrus fruit flavour with bitter aftertaste. Good golden ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2120) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle from Booths, Keswick. A bright golden ale with a sharp bitter grapefruit and citrus hop flavour followed by a toffee and slight woody finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1457) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle Booths Penrith. It was the words ’Nelson Sauvin’ that appealed to me and I wish they’d shoved more in! Floral, tangy with a biscuit malt backbone. Beautiful pale beer, white head that disappears fairly fast and a faintly metallic finish. Need to try this on cask.


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