Opa-Opa Steakhouse Honesty 47 Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Clean malt flavors are the heart of this copper colored American styled ale, and the snappy hop finish is its soul. Try some Honesty for a change!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24852) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Ambery colour, not much head. Aroma is hops, wood, fruits, flowery hops as well as some fudge, earth and mild parfume. Flavour is much of the same in a pleasant balance. Very drinkable APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16927) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2009
At GBBF 2009. Lovely grapefruit aroma. OK in mouth, if a little watery. Decent hop on finish. Solid pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16406) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Tap at Opa Opa, Southampton, 20/05/13. Clear pale golden with a thin off white head. Nose is pale malts, citrus, grass, touch of hops, a little thin. Taste comprises caramel, citrus, bitter orange, light hops. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light bitterness in the finish. Entry level APA - drinkable yes, re-visit no !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (15897) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Cask@GBBF. Clear amber color, not much head. Caramelly, some resiny hops in the nose. Pale malty, piney hoppy flavor. Quite balanced malt and hop profile. Enjoyable APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12672) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2009
A golden ale with a thin white head. A light caramel malt aroma with kight hopping. In mouth, a grassy malt with light crisp English hops, light citrus, medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, Inbièrenationale IV, May 2007.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12619) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
Cask at GBBF. Amber with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma with peach and pine hops. Sweet malty flavour with some decent hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12106) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2007
on tap-pours a white head and gold color. Aroma is flat (English) hops, secondary medium malt. Taste is flat (English) hops, secondary medium malt-slight bitter. A cross over PA. OK/mild carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (10905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2009
Slightly hazy, copper body. Inviting aroma of late fruits. Sweet orange shells in flavour followed by very dry hopped bitterness to the ending. Fine drinkability, in spite of being a bit too dry. Gravicask served in a third pint glass at GBBF, 04.08.2009.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (10878) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2007
Yellow with a white head, neutral aroma. Light mouthfeel and ABV. Billed to us as an extra pale. Reminded me of some wheats, did not get an expected noticeable bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Clean cereals propose humble sweetness for the wooden hop flavor and bitterness to balance out. Storyless but well made, this Pale Ale might lack hop flavor and aroma to please some lovers of the style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam decorates the clear orangey blond.
-Passive apricots convey fruitiness to the sweet grain.
-The supporting hop bitterness lingers nicely.
-The nose is not expressive enough to make me feel like diving in.

On tap at the brewpub.

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