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Brewed by Mallinsons
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
Previously 3.9% & 4.1%.
Originally appeared as beer #171 in 2011 - number 16 in the single variety hop series.

Our multi-award winning single hopped beer! A very pale ale, brewed using Citra hops. Amazing grapefruit and light mango nose, bitter hoppy citrus taste, with a bitter grapefruit and light passion fruit finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1743) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012. Pours a golden colour with a small white head, aroma has grapefruit and light malt, the taste is soft with fruit with a dry bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (8552) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 16, 2012
Gravicask (PBBF2012, Wednesday)
Big aroma of peach and mostly mango. Tastes of only mild citrussy hops, and lots of swimmingpool. Some pleasant bitter hop finish. Spoilt by the swimming pool.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012 (3.8 %). Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is citrus, some floral and mild herbal and sulphury notes. Flavour is fruity, wooden, quite big grassy and herbal notes along with some caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Cask @ CPK. Light golden color with a small bubbly white head. The nose is quite sweet, fresh mango and orchard fruits. Some peach. Honey. The taste is syruppy peach and apricot. Some grapefruit and crunchy nut cereal sweetness. Light body. Not bad!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012

Bottle 500ml. @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass - silage, citrus, light mango - grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, tea, citrus - grapefruit, light soapy, plastic notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120422]

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (650) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
Nice aroma of grapefruit, pours a hazy golden brown with a decent head. NIce carbonation, nice bitterness of the citrus, decent stuff, just lacking that little extra flavour to make it really decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Great Golden Ale. I love the hops, the citrus hits through really nicely. Could drink this all day if there was a little less effervescence, though it does match the brew nicely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ...golden yellow ... thin white head ... soapy grapefruit ... light bitter front ... dull light toffee ... some dried mango ... this is just lacking a little life ... might have been better fresher

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear-to-misting yellow gold with a fine cap of froth. Lime, mango, pineapple and green stems aroma. Soft and full with a fine- moussed mouthfeel; notes of mango, lemon zest and flowers and a robust bitter hop and husky malt finish. Predictably excellent.
Earlier Rating: 4/27/2011 Total Score: 3.6
500ml bottle- no. 16 in the Now That’s What I Call Hops series. Pale and dusted with fine bits in suspension and a low wisp of suds. Straight fruit salad aroma: red grape, Galia melon, pineapple chunks, Gala apple. Wriggle of shaggy pub dog and Pimms-with-mint leafiness as it warms. Flavour a slightly diluted version of the aroma, with added peach, elderflower, quinine and dunked rich tea. Very, very bitter..tonic water is not an exaggeration- virtually no malt softness to fall back on whatsover, just relentless, scouring, stripped to the bone bitterness. Hints of pollen and petals, but too much would be girly. A delightful, thickly-accented, slightly perfumed punch in the face- if there was a button I could press to deliver the first 15 beers in the series to my door I’d press it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tomethy (33) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2012
Brilliant nose- mango, sharp grapefruit, girly shampoo. Very pale with a slight haze and reasonable lacing. Very pleasant for percentage. Getting a slight hint of sulphur though. Really pithy.


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