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Long Man American Pale Ale

Brewed by Long Man
Style: American Pale Ale
Polegate, England


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Made using only the choicest U.S. hops this triple-hopped APA has a pleasant citrus fruit aroma and characteristic robust bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Cask at the Hobgoblin, High Wycombe. Deep gold with a thin white head and a moderate fizz. A little sharp lemon up front and some light floral notes behind. Mild flavours for an APA, could do with being crisper, but pleasant enough I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
amhart88 (37) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Deep gold colour, slightly cloudy. Very citrusy, floral. Lingering bitterness in aftertaste. Good, but a bit sharp for my tastes

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
SilverfoX (840) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
smells like an english bitter, looks like one... hang on it tastes like an english bitter... seriously hopped? this is a joke ya?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5396) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Cask at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. Amber with a loose cream head; biscuity malt aroma; caramel taste with a strong dry herbal bitterness; and a lasting bitter finish. A satisfying pint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hippoman (405) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Cask at The Boot, St. Alban’s, Bucks. Dark amber beer with thin, white head. More hops than malt in aroma and taste with a very bitter finish. Perfectly drinkable but far from great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2014, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Long Man American Pale Ale ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, bread - nutty notes, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sharp, caramel, malt and hop bitter, nutty notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140814]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5616) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2015
(Cask at Black Door, 20150603) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness and grain. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, citricness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, malty and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
A fine lasting frothy white head caps this slightly reddish amber ale. Clarity murked only by some sediment in the last few bottle drops. Hopefully this won’t spoil the fun. Citrus aroma and flavour with a zesty bite. Malt is under played and the lack of sweetness makes this appropriately a showcase for American hopping. Good carbonation kept this light and lively on the tongue. Long dry finish blends malt and citrus fruit with each breath cycle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
99smithsamuel (74) - - MAR 14, 2015
Cask at The Thirty Nine Steps Alehouse, Broadstairs, Kent. Poured clear and golden with a half inch white, bubbling head. Foamy lacing remained throughout consumption. Aroma was citrus fruit. Taste is malty, toffee, vanilla, biscuity and hoppy. Bitter finish on the palate. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11834) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
Draught (Kitty’s, Helsinki)
Absolutely not an APA. US hops were used in English beers for centuries (we even changed our import tax laws to protext the home hop industry), use of US hops does not an APA make. Lovely soft black tea malty aroma, classic British bitter. Underconditioned, still frothing the tight bubbles too much, but not too too young. Head looked great after settling, tight and spongy. Nice sweetish bready malts in the body, wholemeal bread, with darkened crusts. Odd liver component in the finish, presume some iron in the water. Palate soft, carbonation low, spot on for an english bitter. Finish pleasantly hopped, bitter components dominate, some pepperiness, but there’s some fruitiness too. This is a nice english bitter, calling it APA is either ignorance of history or whoring. Don’t do either, please.

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