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


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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 (10512) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle @ home. Clear orange golden color, medium sized white to off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is lightly malts, lightly fruity, nicely bitter. Taste lightly malts, a bit more fruity than the aroma, again nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (267) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
4.8% Hazy golden to light brown with white head that soon fades. Aroma predominantly of hops with some ripe stone fruit. Taste - balanced sweet, sour and bitter. Palate - medium bodied and a creamy texture. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2878) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2014
330ml bottle from cork and cask. Pours hazy pale gold, thin white head. Aromas of overripe topical fruit, mango, light yeasty zing. Taste is bitter, good caramel backbone. Medium bodied, bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2353) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2014
33cl bottle from Cork & Cask. Appearance - golden and hazy with a decent head. Nose - mango and papaya, perhaps some on the overripe side. Taste - more of the same. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry finish. Overall -

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (1892) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle at World Cup Brasil tasting. Hazy amber body with a medium white head. Hops, fruity, grass. Dry and crisp. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle @ World Cup Brasil Tasting. Cheer to Hallinghansen. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Citrus, hay, floral notes. Crisp and dry with a good bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - JUN 4, 2014
Bright yellow/orange medium body with a thin white layer on top. Full frontal bursting aroma and taste of citrus, lemon, orange, a hint of malt. Nice bitterness and aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (187) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUN 3, 2014
On tap at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Aromas of orange, lemon, citrus. Similar taste with some maltiness added. Bitter aftertaste. Light medium body with low to medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (598) - SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H a cloudy pale golden ale with big fruity armoa tropical fruit dominates the flavour with mango.pineapple and lime all combining to excellent effect nicely ballanced bitterness on the finish gives avvery refreshing beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
Lovely pale ale. Pine, mango, pineaple, citrus, the whole works. And a bitterness that makes your ears itch. And yet, not too strong in ABV. Lovely.

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