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Pressure Drop Pale Fire

Brewed by Pressure Drop
Style: American Pale Ale
Hackney, England


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottled; Regular. ABV varies.
NOTE: As explained by the brewery in the commercial description, this beer is often made to varying recipes with different hops. Please make sure you put your review under the correct entry. The hops used are clearly identified on the label so there’s no excuse!

Everyone likes a pale ale and we’re no different. We like to mix up the aroma hops a bit and you will find that Pale Fire comes in different versions sometimes. We have hopped with Mosaic and Amarillo, Amarillo and Citra, Nelson Sauvin and others including the legendary Hop X, an English trial-hop being developed by Dr Peter Darby at Wye Hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (950) - SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2016
Hazy dark golden beer with a white head and a dry, zesty aroma. Crisp, citrus and hop taste. Nice and dry in both flavour and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonbenali (80) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Pours a hazy yellow to orange with a thin white head, soft carbonation and a touch of lacing. Aroma is marmelade, mango, lemon and a nice light caramel. Taste is quite bitter with a nice mouthfeel from the wheat and decent body for the ABV accompanied with a good medium finish. All in all, pleasant and drinkable pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7077) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2016
Big white head. Clear coppery body. Citric resiny aroma with gooseberry notes. Clean and fresh. Dry-sweet citric gooseberry taste with resiny floral notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, chalky mouthfeel. Dryish orangey gooseberry aftertaste with lime and flour notes. Nice, fresh, drinkable. (0.33l bottle from somewhere in London. Label doesn’t say what hops. 4.8%)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (2201) - - APR 13, 2016
Bottle shared. Something doesn’t feel right, too much cardboard covering the tropical flavors, tough to judge really. All that can be said is it doesn’t seem to travel well...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fullpintofbeer (67) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
Tap at Craft Beer Co. Covent Garden. Appearance: medium white head which dissapears quickly, light gold colour, hazy. Aroma: hops - grapefruit, apricot, lemon and also grass. Taste: a little sour at the beginning, then bitter. Palate: medium bodied, long bitter finish, average carbonation. Proper aroma, proper taste, good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (1896) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2016
Bottled shared at Gremlin. Thanks Neil! Light tropical fruit notes, some pineapple and peach in there as well. Slightly watery on the palate and tastes a little papery. Finish dissipates very quickly. I like the nose a lot though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rusos (475) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 6, 2016
Bottle. Yellow golden colour, white head. Aroma fresh hops, tropical and citrus fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, lychee. Taste is mostly hops too, pineapple, grapefruit. High bitterness in the aftertaste. Pleasant carbonation. Light. Very drinkable. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukka19 (366) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 6, 2016
Bottle from Gurthnar, many thanks. Golden color, medium white head. Aroma is strong grapefruity, zesty, piney. Taste is solid malty, floral notes, long grapefruity, piney and zesty finish. Good one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4484) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 6, 2016
Bottle from Minutemat from a swap. Thanks! Clear yellow colour. Very juicy, fruity, easy drinking. Pineapple, citrusy, zesty, maracuja, flowery. Thin body and moderate to light high carbonation. Sessionable and tasty pale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndburns (53) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a pale gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is pine and sharp fruit, particularly pineapple, smells extremely bitter, more than it tastes. Taste is pale malt, fresh herbs, quite bitter, a little sweet.

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