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Style: American Pale Ale
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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High Wire is our tribute to the Pale Ales of the West Coast of America, beers unapologetically hop forward in character. Let your taste buds walk this test of balance. Mango, lychee and lip-smacking grapefruit flavours harmonise against a smoothly composed malt base, which develops into a crisply bitter finish. Are you ready for our tightrope of taste. .?


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Nice clean pour, frothy orange with modest haze. Nose is definitely quite inviting, with tons of fruit making it more than the SNPA clone one tends to expect here. Some malt and bitter, sprucey stuff going on at the beer’s core, and there’s a nice balance given how many different flavors are in this one. But at the end of the day it’s all about the buoyant fruit, and I found it nicely done and refreshing.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1932) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
@ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of pineapple and lychee. Bitter hoppy with dry finish. Good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (2762) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Keg@cotteridge tasting room. Golden amber beer with decent head. Aroma of tropical fruits and citrus. Taste is citrus, tropical fruits and pale malts. Nice carbonation. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3056) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2015
Tap@Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen - fuzzy golden pour with white head. Aroma and taste is tropical fruity light malty, bitter finish. nice ---Sent via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirLimpsalot (2517) - SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
@ OT 15-4-25: ganska maltig doft och smak. Saknar lite karaktär. Inte jätteimponerad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2015
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours clear golden. Nose is fruity hops, pine, grass. Taste is fruity and hoppy:grapefruit, pine, dryish grassy bitter finish. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1530) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
Sampled at SBWF 2013. Big white lasting head. Clear solid yellow color beer. Fresh hop aroma. Fresh hop taste. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHult (401) - SWEDEN - APR 1, 2015
Fat på Taylor & Jones. Dimmig bärnstensfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Doftar Mango mango mango. Smakar allt man vill ha av en apa. Söt fruktig humle och mjuk beska. Mums!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (177) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2015
40cl Tap. Hazy golden with a white head. Hoppy aroma, tropical fruit, kiwi, lemon. The taste is dry, hoppy, fruity, pineapple, lemon, passion fruit, mango. Sweet and dry aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4754) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
Poured medium golden with a small white head. Aroma of tropical fruit and moderate maltyness. Medium body, flavour of grapefruit, mango, papaya and some bitter pine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Cask at the Sheffield Tap; clear gold, thick dense white head; aroma of tropical fruit, grapefruit; taste is very hoppy with plenty of tropical fruit: grapefruit, mango, melon; very smooth; crisp, lightly bitter finish; undeniably classic stuff, perhaps not best suited to a cold January day in the north; could well score much higher in a sun-scorched beer garden in July.


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