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

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11437) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (916) - USA - OCT 20, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from Deliciously Different in Belgium. Beautifully hoppy beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4164) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2014
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Bierfestival Mechelen 2014. Light oily golden. Nose is fruity oily hops, white grapes, light pine, juicy citrus. Taste is oily white grape, grapefruit, light tropical fruits, touch pine, faint mango, light candy. Oily, very easy to drink. Very lovely, easy drinking beer. Nice work.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1230) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle, birthday present from Lakshmi. Pours a hazy orangey amber colour, medium foam. Very aromatic, fruity hops, passion fruit, peach, some citrus. A fairly sweet pale ale, medium bitter finish. Tasty stuff. The best I’ve had from this brewery, and also the most ’conventional’; there may be a lesson in there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6308) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2014
33 cl bottle.
Pours not that pale orange color with a large head. There’s mandarin all over the place, floral hops, some resin notes and grass. Juicy mandarin on the flavor also, gooseberries, faint grapefruits and maybe a tad of pineapple on the aftertaste. Bitter and fruity, crisp and tasty.
3515

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mt_hall (120) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Bottled. Amber colour with a slight haze and a very small off-white head. A big, hoppy aroma of citrus, honey, tropical fruit, and pine. In the mouth there’s a very dry, bitter hoppiness, with citrus and tropical fruit in the background. A very dry, clean finish. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (3088) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail
4.8%
hazy mid amber with beige lacing. Blueberry, redcurrants, mango yoghurt. Full body, moderate carbonation, juicy berries, pithy bitter blast, caramel digestives and a dry but juicy finish. Great stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stravale (2125) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail [120814]
Pale amber, hazy, bubbly white head
Aroma of tropical fruits, sweet citrus fruits, piney hops, sticky resinous hops, smorgasbord of hop aromas, loads of fruits. Even sniffing the residue at the end of the bottle - loads of sweet fruits. Great emulation of fruits here
Taste as aroma, complex fruity hops, tropical fruits, orange, pine, grapefruit, mango, mainly tropical fruits, big big fruits, nice zesty hops, great flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body, good bitter sweet balance. Finish with lots of fruits
Overall - Best one so far from this brewery. Fantastic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Mother Kelly’s, London.
Appearance: Hazy yellow colour with a white head.
Aroma: Citrus, some sour notes, pine, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, sour, pine, fruit.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3325) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Keg @ Euston Tap. Hazy yellow brown, good head. Lemon grain hop aroma. Elderflower grapefruit flavour, bitter aftertaste. A great big tasting pale ale. Different and brilliant.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2014
From tap at Mother Kellys Bethnal Green. Pours hazy yellow orange with off white head. Aroma is fruity with citrus and peach. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter, resins, citrus, some peach and mango. Aftertaste is bitter, medium carbonation. Great balanced Pale Ale. Highly drinkable.


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