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Style: American Pale Ale
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A collaboration with the Fabulous Brodies Beers of London, in true Brodies style we brewed a fruity twist on a modern classic . An all pale malt body and balanced bitterness creates the background to let the fruit shine. We added loads of richly sweet mangos in the boil and again in fermentation to accentuate the tropical fruity character of the Citra hops added in the hop back and in conditioning. Deeply fruity yet deliciously crisp and satisfying, all hail The Great Alphonso!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
9th December 2012
King Willliam IV. Keg. Hazy gold beer, good white head. Palate is a little soft with nice fine carbonation. Kegs working well for me today. Lightly skunky hops with mellow citrus and then pronounced mango. Creamy malt. Nice refreshing fruit beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2012
cask at hanging bat ... light amber ... thin white head ... zezty orange and passion nose ... sweet fruits ... juicy oily hops ... mango and passion ... cask at hanging bat .... light amber ... small white head .... sweet passion fruit hop nose... soft zezty passion ... pineapple ... little mange ... long sweet mango linger 3.7

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12477) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Tap @Beer Hunters
Slightly hazy color, small white head. Overriped fruity aroma. Light to medium bodied. Fruity light bitterness and fruity hops in the aftertaste. Decent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Keg at Billy IV, London during the Magic Rock Tap Takeover. Pours clear gold with a fine, white cream head. Juicy orange nose, light straw, passionfruit. Medium sweet flavor with very graceful hops, light pee, straw, pale malts, fresh citrus. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly dryness to finish with biscuity pale malts, juicy orange, mango, papaya. Delicious. Utterly drinkable. As with the High Wire NZ, I would say this is the UK’s answer to the best stuff coming out of the USA. Superb.

I also tried this beer on cask. While the cask version had more robust character, it was a touch stickier and less refreshing than the keg version. As such, I would say prefer the keg version.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 20, 2013
Herb hopfiger Antrunk mit angenehmer milder Fruchtigkeit. Steigende Herbe, weiterhin wenig bitter. Spritzig, bitter fruchtig, gut. 12/9/11/11//11

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Cask at William IV (Magic Rock takeover) 10/12/12. Very lightly hazed golden with a thin off white head. Nose is pine, mango, sweet sugars, hops. Taste comprises pine, grapefruit, mango, hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter dry finish. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6321) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Keg & Cask at King William. It pours clear golden yellow with an orange hue and small white head. The nose is orange, tangerine, passion fruit, mango, straw, hopsack and grass. The taste is hay, straw, mango, apricot, resinous, light metallic, solid bitterness, pithy orange, tangerine, passion fruit and a touch of grass with a long, dry finish. Medium bodied. Cask version is slightly sweeter and stickier, which I think provides more balance overall. The higher carbonation of the keg version is harsher on the palate. A great fruity APA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6069) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Draught @ William K Annankatu, Helsinki. Pours a dark copper amber colour with a white lacy head. Aroma is very rich and juicy with grapefruit, lychee and earthiness. Juicy flavour of kiwi, mango, tangy citrus, lychee, bitterness and some maltiness. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Loads of fruitiness and overall a refreshing beer. Unique.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5672) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/2/13] Cask at Southampton Arms in London. Clear deep golden to amber with a tiny bit of haze. Hoppy aroma with citrus and tropical fruits. Flavor has a touch of malt, plenty of fruity hops and a citric bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Nice and easy-drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Keg @ Magic Rock Tap Takeover 2012, King William IV. The pour’s light gold with a tiny white head. The aroma’s of light funk, some peach juice, mild spunky grass, salt and a bit of green melon. The taste is mild grass, pissy funk, a bit of buggy wood. Sweet apricot and melon fruit salad. Light mineral. Medium body, active carbonation on the palate. Overall, quite solid.


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