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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (841) - 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 (1125) - 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 (14339) - 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 (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7421) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2012
Cask, handpump at The Star, Huddersfield 17.03.12 in company of dad & Barry Gold in colour with a white head, very clear. Nose is fresh and zingy but with a touch of cats piss coming from somewhere. Fruity & tasty with plenty of citrus zipping through, drying at end, lovely beer, in fact a really lovely beer. If I had a criticism it would be that this is just the tiniest bit thin which may be a bit harsh otherwise excellent stuff. A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7
Earlier Rating: 12/31/2011 Total Score: 4
Bottle from Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon Dec 2011 & shared with my dad. Consumed 30.12.11 Hazy light lemony colour with a slim white head. Wonderful aroma, really sumptious soft cooking lemons. Soft in the mouth, with a rub of lemon across the roof of the mouth and around the gums, touch soapy, this is wonderful. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
hazy gold. thin white head. left a little lacing. punchy aroma of grapefruit pith and a touch of grass. wonderful bitter zing to finish. will buy again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
A - Full grapefruit with mango A - Light gold and hazy with dense clinging head T - Sweet and a touch sour with full bitter P - Mid and oily O - Quite good
Earlier Rating: 1/13/2012 Total Score: 3.5
A - strong, but thin citrus with Belgin yeast and banana A - light and hazy with thick head T - sweet with ample bitter P - thin to mid and soft O - decent

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle@Home. Grass, grapefruit, hint of garlic aroma. Light hazy, pale yellow, white head, good lace. Sweetish, rather bitter, grapefruit, diesel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2011
From bottle. Pours slightly hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of grapefruit, passionfruit and mango. Taste is similar, hoppy. Bit thin, quite bitter


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