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

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13855) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (3537) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
From my backlogg: Draught at Mother Kelly 2014. Hazy pale golden an offwhite head. Hoppy fruity citrus grassy aroma. Hoppy fruity flavour. Refreshingtropical fruity beer :-)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1472) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle at Bubbledogs near Goodge Street in London. Big hit of tropical fruits, passion fruit and mango, with a lovely dry bitter hop finish. Really nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElDesmadre (2218) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Very citrusy, tropical hop aroma with a note of pear. Crisp, refreshing and very aromatic. Fairly light and dangerously sessionable. Excellent stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (5257) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Keg at the rake during the tap takeover. Thought I had had this. Aroma is lovely big tropical fruit, passion fruit and mango, five alive. Clouded pale yellow / straw coloured pour with a lasting white cap. Flavour is crisp grains, little chalky on the tongue, some wheat grains. Hops are fruity, tropical citrus, lychee and mango, citrus surbert. Really nice dry finish. Palate is light and refreshing with highish carbonation. Firm bitterness is well balanced. Really pound able.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbnz (87) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
Draft @ Mother Kelly’s in London

Appearance: Hazy golden straw hue, thin white head
Aroma: Fruity citrus and floral hops
Taste: Passion fruit, mango, grapefruit, bready malts
Palate: Medium body, well balanced

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HampshirePhil (214) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
330 ml bottle - As ever Pressure Drop deliver a lovely label (very important in the modern craft beer market) and a lovely APA. Slight hoppy aroma but very subtle with a smooth crisp taste that is effortlessly smooth and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (3642) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2015
Hazy yellow colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit. Quite bitter hoppy flavour, lemon zest. Bit thin. Finish hops, tropical fruit.
(from draught @ Mother Kelly’s, RBESG 2014, London. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4629) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Pours a hazy straw-hued dark golden body with a large white head. Nose is citrus fruits, lemon zest, straw, catty herbs, apricot, rose water, pine and hints of grass and honey melon. Taste is fresh floral tones, herbs, minty leaves, honey melon, rose water, apricot and hints of grass and bready malts. Light body, medium to high carbonation. Lovely balanced APA with loads of hop flavor and very high drinkability; certainly a fantastic introduction to Pressure Drop, which I haven’t tried anything from before. Nice one! :-)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (888) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2015
Tap. Pour is murky gold with a thin head, aroma is fruity, sweet, mango. Taste is light fruity, juicy, mango, sweet, gently bitter. Nice

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GMarini (11) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Slightly cloudy golden colour, almost no head, a little white lacing. Lots of gooseberry and grapefruit on the nose, Nelson Sauvin and perhaps Mosaic at work. Very slight sweetness, balanced with a smooth bitterness that allows the more fruity and gooseberry flavours to dominate the palate. Ultimately rather drinkable.


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