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


on tap

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RATINGS: 115   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 (16281) - 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
Ktwse (3169) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Pours hazy orange amber with a decent sized white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, peach, light tropical fruit. Taste is somewhat tarty initially, followed by a quite rich and distinct pine bitter finish. Light, smooth body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (6870) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle from minutemat as part of European local swap, many thanks. Orange golden color with thick white head. Nice hoppy aroma with tangerines, mango, oranges, zest, light resiny. taste is very similar again with tangerines, tropical fruits, oranges, zest, resin. Solid malty backbone. Long hoppy bitter finish. Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (1403) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2016
Botella del @Vivalabirra, Oviedo. 10/01/16. BBD:12/05/16 Color amarillo, aromas cítricos, sabores frutales notas citricas, final amargo. Buena.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wolfcarnival (188) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2015
bottle from sourced market, st pancras. so i got this cuz its called pale fire and i was carrying around pale fire with me. read a bit of it while drinking it. pretty cool. decent beer too. aroma of american hops, honey, kiwi, pears, bit of lemon. tastes of hops, zingy citrus, sweet malts, nice balance tbh. fizzy sherbert mouthfeel. best beer i had on my london trip. extra point for the name

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2366) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle conditioned. Pours a dark orange colour with a thin white head, plenty of fruit in the aroma, taste is bitter with fruit with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWS9 (594) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Nice hoppy note with an oddly sugary note to it. Interesting. The hops spreads nicely across the tongue, hitting sweet and bitter notes simultaneously. This is interesting. And good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (1569) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 7, 2015
0,33l bottle at as part of Euro Local Swap courtesy of minutemat, big thanks. shared with gf. ABV 4.8% BB 02/2016. quite hazy, light brownish color, small white head. smells pines, fruity, light currant note, bubblegum, light grapefruit, mango, oranges, some buscuits. nice smell. light to medium body, medium carbonation, bubbly mouthfeel. tastes citric, grass, obvious malt backbone, herbs, light spices, peppery, some lemon grass, light fruit notes .. nothing to obvious there, a bit astringent. finishes with with spices, citric notes, some grains. hmm, decent enough, quite liked the smell, taste is a bit harsh bitterness, obverall drinkable but not overwhelming. gets less drinkable when it warms up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (1176) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A slightly hazy deep golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of gooseberry, kiwi, some pineapple, some peach, slight orange and subtle grassy hops. Taste of peach, gooseberry, some orange, a little passion fruit, grain and grassy hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. A citrusy pale ale, full of fruity aroma and flavour with a pleasant dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (589) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle at home. Tropical fruity hops. Sweet hoppy taste. Subtle light malts. Easy drinking and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nofearhatmatt (43) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Good pale ale, not too hoppy, went well with my mild curry. Need to revisit this one.

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