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Brewed by Rocky Head
Style: American Pale Ale
Wandsworth, England

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Our inaugural Pale Ale is an exuberant mix of malted and toasted barley and an obscene amount of New World hops added at every possible stage of the brewing process. Unfiltered and bottle conditioned to preserve all the flavour.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14509) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle from Utobeer drunk at home. Hazy orange amber colour with lasting white head. Good grapefruit aroma. OK pale ale in the mouth. Yes, very drinkable, nice grapefruit and it’s very decent. Definitely floral and a little rose like. Likeable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beermack (701) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 28, 2013
33cl bottle at The Sussex Arms, Twickenham. Murky orange/amber pour with thin white head and light lacing. Lots of grapefruit, orange and pine on the nose - sweet dough, light caramel and a touch of yeast too. Taste is lovely: pithy grapefruit, blood orange and pine resin backed up by a fairly chunky doughy, caramelly malt backbone. Medium (ever so slightly oily) mouthfeel. Lingering resiny bitterness which is fairly assertive but by no means overbearing. Very well balanced pale ale - wouldn't have imagined it to be 6.5% - good job indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1133) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
330ml bottle, pours an orangey gold with a light hazy hue. Aroma has caramel and honey balanced with citrus hops, orange peel and pine. Well carbonated and well balanced with a long bitter sweet finish. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe19612 (2005) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mid brown colour with a thin white head, malty and very hoppy aroma, the taste is hoppy and bitter with a crisp dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (2051) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 Keg in The Lyric. Colour is rusty orange, with a white foam head. Nose is intensely hoppy, with a hell of a lot of citrous, grapefruit bitterness and pine. Taste is so hoppy that I’m wondering if they’ve kegged up the right beer! Bitter bitter citrous acidity for me, grapefruit, orange, lemon, lots of pine, lots of soap suds, caramel malt back bone. Bit too much for me!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4468) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 26, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear amber colour ith average, firm, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Nice fruity hoppy aroma has notes of tangerine, orange, peach, caramel malty basis. Taste is moderately sweet caramel malty, fruity and slightly bitter hoppy overtones. Sadly about a small scale trickle too sweet, minimally soapy hop finish. Nevertheless nice overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
Drank this too quick to even smell it. I will have very positive memories of this beer. Delicious. Fuckin lovely. I’m going to go into Selfridges soon, hoping for their new ones. Or even the pale ale again. Check out Rocky Head Selfridges 1909 IPA @ratebeer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3940) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with substantial white frothy head, zesty citrus hop aroma, citrus hop in the taste with apricot, piney, bitter. really good APA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1959) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via St. Pancras Beer Store. Medium gold, intense grapefruit honey and apricot aroma. Slightly syrupy, ripe melon and some resin. More citrus on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4679) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
Bottle from trade with Craig - thx Sir! cons 2013-04-04 Uddingston AR: melon, pine, grape fruit honey melon when poured AP: hazy golden/amber colored body, frothy cream white head F: citrus, grape fruit bitterness, ripe apricot, fizzy, BB 24 sep 2013


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