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


on tap

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RATINGS: 133   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.

Leighton's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18034) - London, Greater London, - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle at home in London. Pours just slightly hazy but vibrant gold with a rich, lasting white froth head. This smells gorgeous, with loads of fresh citrus fruits, tangerine, juicy orange, some dry grapefruit. The flavor doesn’t quite match the nose in terms of goodness, but it’s decent. Lightly sweet with a mellow citrus character, hints of pine needles, some pale malts. Light bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Fresh and clean to finish with suggestions of white wood, lemon, tangerine, pine needles, pale malts, and grapefruit. This one starts like a rocket but fizzles out a bit as you work through it. Very drinkable, but I’m left feeling this beer could use a jolt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
6bottlepack (116) - Devon, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle from Hops & Crafts Exeter,pours burnished gold with a white head,juicy fruity aroma passion fruit ,grapefruit &’some piney hop,the taste is juicy fruit,passion fruit,mango,grapefruit ,orange ,pinapple intially sweet with good bitterness kicking in smooth, slightly oily & lightish bodied , the finish is bitter, grapefruity & dry. A decent APA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smithld1 (178) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
Pint. Manor House Wanstead. Not sure of the version but it was 4.8%. Not bad. A little hoppy. Easy drinking. It won’t change your life but a good option.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (2133) - CROATIA - MAY 5, 2016
On tap at Brewdog Soho. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Fruity, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit. Medium bodied. Sweetish with bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1042) - 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 (117) - 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 (7219) - 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 (2363) - - 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 (130) - Bristol, Somerset, 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 (2211) - 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 (540) - 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.

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