Brewed by Kelham Island
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sheffield, England


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Share this beer with friends!
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned. Was also contract brewed at Ridleys under the name Pale Island.
A well-balanced, strong, fruity, full-drinking pale ale, flavoured with North American hops.
Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2004.

zippermouth's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, - AUG 15, 2004
What goes around comes around. And its a bout time this little beauty got the big one. Pale, with a nifty little zip that quivers like a n arrow. Available at a pub near you right now!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerowl80 (8) - - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
Cask at Fat Cat. Pale gold colour. Good strong aromas of tropical fruits and pungent hops. Flavour of citrus with moderately bitter hops. This is a great beer and one of the best pale ales around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (779) - - JUN 5, 2015
Very pale almost washed out appearance. Very hoppy aroma and extremely pungent taste. Nice creamy subtle head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (874) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
50cl bottle at home from beerritz.co.uk. Body is clear pale golden, head is very small, white, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Nose is floral, flavor is honey, light malt, floral, wheat, millet. Medium to heavy sweet, light to medium bitter. Finish is medium lasting hoppy bittersweet. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, tasty, sweet but moderated, light hoppy summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
witthatsbier (389) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2015
Cask @ Camperdown palce Glasgow A pale golden ale with white head Aroma is fruit with grain Taste is dry with fruity tones and long bitter finish nice beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2015
Cask at cloisters. Pours clear golden, nose is sweaty, toffee, taste is dry, sweet toffee, light fruit

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
SilverfoX (678) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
smells like rotting seaweed, pale gold in colour with no head, has a weird flavour. just weird like. rank.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (1108) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
500 ml bottle from Beer central, Sheffield. Clear amber with white head. Smells is malty with floral and earthy hops. Taste is malt forward with bitter citrus zest, pine and floral finish. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
antatevens (1) - - FEB 7, 2015 does not count
Really enjoyable refreshing ale. Crisp fresh smell and light clear colour invites you to try. Not as hoppy as some pale ales but you still get a lovely hoppy flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (607) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
From the barrel at Victoria Inn beer festival Rugby, clear golden with thin bubble head, clean crisp very drinkable. Good pale ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3084) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
with yves at his home 500ml bottle gold blond-colored body with a white head and a spicy hop malt aroma a spicy malt hops bitter taste with a bitter finish

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 20

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50