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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20947) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
11th February 2013
Lightly hazy gold beer with a good white head. Palate is light with mild carbonation. Minerals. Thin creamy malt. Mild tangerine leads orange and a little grapefruit. Mellow hop skunk. Finishes semi dry with a mild bitter linger. A bit thin but pretty drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Cask handpull at Craft Covent Garden. Clear pale gold lasting thin white head. Citrusy aroma. Light in the mouth. Some hop on the finish. Light lemon and grapefruit. Pretty good though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico, 15/04/14. Clear blonde with a good sized white head that retains well. Nose is juicy citrics, light peach, toasty malt, bitter orange, straw, mandarin. Taste comprises citrus rinds, toasty malt, mandarin, orange pith, grass. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close and a bitter linger at the curtain call. Solid GB.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9618) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle. Golden with a white foam. Aromas are gooseberry with kiwi, melon and marmalade. Hay with floral notes. Fruity with yeast and light pine. Flavours are sweet jammy lemon with dry, woody and yeast notes. Peppery, pithy bitter grapefruit and green pine to finish. Herbal, floral and dry on the aftertaste. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7698) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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.


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