Brewed by Red Squirrel Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Hemel Hempstead, England


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Cask; Occasional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1815) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2010
Cask at the Old Cross Tavern, Hertford on 3 Sept 2010. Amber with a bubbly quick-collapse grey head and a small amount of lacing. Very fruity aroma of berries and grapefruit. Grass, grapefruit and subtle honey in-mouth, and a strong but rounded grapefruit finish. Zingy mouthfeel. Superb!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17353) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Cask gravity at St Albans BF 2007. Gold with a haze, thin bubbly beige head. Grapefruit American hop aroma. Quite a sweet grapefruit I thought. Could really do with more malt. Hops are classy. Good grapefruit. It’s an APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange to yellow with a small white and lacing head. Aroma is crisp hoppy, citrusy and grapefruity. Sweet fruity impression. Dry and caramelish malt and distinct grapefruity hoppy into a dry a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2007
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Leicester BF. A golden coloured ber with beige patches of head. The aroma is very fruity with orange hoppy notes. Very fresh, pleasant nose. The taste is sharp citric hoppy. Good oranges flavours, but maybe a little bit too harsh. Reasonable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2010
cask at GBBF 2010 ... Earls count... London ... southeast england ... united Kingdom ... Europe ... World ... red amber ... thin white lacing ... soft fruity brioght hop ... sweet front .. dry bitter linger ... light toffeee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6891) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2010
Cask (GBBF 2010) - Gold/amber in colour. Grapefruit, pineapple and peach in the aroma. Bitter and hoppy taste with tangy grapefruit, pineapple and passion fruit detected. Tasty and enjoyable, even though it could do with a bit more balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2010
(Cask at GBBF, London Earl’s Court, 5 Aug 2010) Golden amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of orange peel and dried apricots. Fruity taste with orange, dried apricots and lots of fresh citric hops. Solid malt foundation with a touch of sweetness. More than medium body. Nice and tasty with a fresh hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22572) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
15th July 2010. Chelmsford Beer Festival. Slightly hazy gold beer. Residual suddy head. Semi dry and semi criso palate. Crisp orangey hops with a little marmalade and a little spice. A whisper of sulphur doesn’t detract too much. Good effort!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2010
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 05/08/2010 Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with some citrus flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a peppery malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2008
Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans Beer Festival, September 2007. Orangey amber colour. No head and almost entirely devoid of condition. Very fruity and fresh aroma. Some candyish hints. Not so fruity on the palate, with plenty of sharp hoppy bite, although the mouthfeel was actually quite mellow and smooth. Strong bitterness returned in the lingering aftertaste and developed into a slightly harsh feel. Tasty, but the balance wasn’t quite spot on. Perhaps better condition would have helped. Overall, though, a quite impressive stab at the style.

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