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Brewed by Oakleaf
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Gosport, England

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Brewed with 100% Cascade hops. This powerful, floral and fruity beer will surprise with every mouthful.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2007
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. This was a real cracker: copper amber, sweet fruity aroma. Sweet malt taste with luscious spiced fruits and a mid bitter finish. The flavours combined beautifully. More beers should be like this.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3864) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2005
Hand pulled at the Briar Rose, Birmingham. Dark orangey gold colour, with a small head. Nice aroma, the sort that gets me very excited, i.e. hints of resinous hop. Initially I thought the flavour flattered to deceive, with a good hoppy start that fades into a dull finish. The more I drank however, the more I realised that this is superb session material. The hop quality is excellent: fresh, juicy, lime tartness and refreshing. The mouthfeel undulates and quivers onyour tongue and the fresh feeling of the hops is infectious. This is tangy, full flavoured, and really an excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Golden, slightly hazy with fine white head. Aroma and flavour dominated by the cascade, but is well balanced by a caramell sweetness. The mothfeel is soft and lingering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1442) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 Cask at the Hole In The Wall, Southsea, UK on 16th October 2009. Gold with offwhite head of foam giving some lacing. Stongly pungent aromatic and bitter. Pleasant hop touch with some citric notes (lemon mainly) and hoppy grassiness. Malt more evident in the finish. A very well-balanced, well-crafted ale. RE-RATING 13th January 2013: Bottle at home, Christmas gift. Pours almost clear amber with thin white non-lacing head. Hoppy, grassy aroma. Rich grassy hop in-mouth with delicate citrus. Tangy finish of citrus fruit and late maltiness. Zingy, bodiful texture. Excellent bottle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2007
Cask: New Forest Hotel, Ashurst which, as it happens, is in the New Forest. A good orange/copper colour with a lightish off white head. A nutty/pine aroma invites you to take a sip. First taste was pure ecstasy - mind you, I was gagging for a pint. A lovely nuttiness combined with floral notes and the slightest touch of citrus. A slight creaminess in the mouth and a lingering nutty bitterness on the palate. Altogether, a very nice pint.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 2     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   White(1)->Tan(5) : 1   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : 3   Bread : XX   Apple : 1   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 3   Biscuity : XX   Hay : 4   Toasty : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 3   Grainy : 4
Hops : 4   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 3   Spicy : 4   Floral : 4   Lemon/Lime : 3   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : 2   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : 2   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 3   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Sharp : 2   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : 1   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Extremely crisp, juicy, brightly hoppy, well yeasted. Tasty ingredients through and through. Beautiful.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Thick foamy head. Pours an amber coloured beer. Nose if soapy and has notes of flowers, lemon and grapefruits. The body is really held together well, nicely balanced. Taste is sweet with the hops (cascade) being restrained and poised to compliment the aftertaste. A really refreshing beer Pale Ale. I’d have this one again and again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11218) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
Cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma has sometea, with citrus and tropical fruits. Dry and fruity flavour well hopped and quite awesome!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
Hand pulled cask at the Moon & Sixpence (JDW) Hatch End. Amber to gold with a lively white head. Full on cascade hops as promised on the pump clip. Good body with juicy malt profile. A really drinkable APA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13897) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2005
Cask at County Hotel JDW Ashford. I am still learning to distinguish hop varieties, but now I think that I could spot cascades. Copper coloured, good distinctive aroma of cascades, slightly creamy in mouth. Citrus and slight herb. Good bitterness and finish with good strawberry/raspberry malt to balance it. Had to go back for another


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