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

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common

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

3.7
   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!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1702) - BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2016
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from Asda in Wakefield. Enjoyable hoppy ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1949) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Pours a pale colour. Taste is quite hoppy and fruity a very nice beer. One to look out for again

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3425) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Steady carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of orange pith, grain and lime. Flavour of pale malt, grassy hops and orange. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel Soft fizz. An exceptionally clean Pale Ale. This reminded me of Fyne Ales’ Hurricane Jack.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (476) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2016
Cask. No great scent more grain than hop but some faint citrus. Pour golden with thin lace top. Taste wise it’s a hoppy pale with a definite bitterness lingering on the palate. Overall nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (384) - - JAN 29, 2016
Grain aroma. Quite bitter on palate. Good strength. Nice strong beer. Will try again

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3721) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
On tap at the lincoln TapHouse And kitchen. Golden colour with a light light citrus aroma. Taste sweet to mid bitter finish

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
amhart88 (103) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Light ale. Sharp aroma. Very hoppy. Hint of citrus zest, but some sweetness. Cereal in background.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1806) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of grain, slight wheat, subtle cereal, some grapefruit, maybe peach and floral hops. Taste of grain, slight wheat, some grapefruit, a little peach, grass and floral hops. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A dry, lingering, floral hop bitterness in the finish. A big floral hop bitterness in this, balanced with, maybe unappealing, malts. A drinkable strong pale ale but Kelham Island and other breweries do better than this.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchad56 (358) - - DEC 17, 2015
Bottle - clear pale yellow, decent white head. Fruity, floral aroma - initial sparkling but ok tongue / mouth. Smooth, lemony citrus flavour - good aftertaste. Nice beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Garrold (4234) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle. Asda. Bright gold. Barely a head. Aroma is all buttery, malty nonsense. A bare trace of hop. Taste is sweet, then bitter. Hard to elaborate on. Chewy palate. Finishes metallic bitter.


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