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


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2013
33 clbottle at Union Tavern. Pours hazy orange with a huge off white head. Aroma is perfumed and floral. Bitter, herbal, light greasy and smooth fruity. Bitter, citrusy and grapefruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2286) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle from Oddbins, Balham. Bottled 25/06/13. Pours a nice hazy orange colour with a white thinish head. Nice hoppy, tropical fruit aroma - passion fruit, pineapple, as well as tangerine, some pine, lycee. Medium to light body, medium carbonation. Very tasty - just my bag - funky juicy tropical fruit, veggie earthiness, touch of caramel, dry and bitter. I will say this though, it’s a 6.5% pale ale. It will be interesting to try an ipa from them - not sure how they’d differentiate. A tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle @ home. Aroma is hoppy fruity goodness. Flavour is thick bitter hoppy goodness, fruity notes. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Lovely -Nice classic juicy and fat IPA profile. Sherbet, kiwi, wheat - quite lip-smaking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (10906) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle shared with dEnk. Opaque hazy orange color, medium to full sized white to off - white head. Smell and taste malts, lots of hops, fruityness, some pine and lots of bitterness. Absolutely lovely and amazing. Superb beer! Huge thanks to jmgreenuk for bringing this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5225) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2013
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Bottled 20 MAR 2013 - Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of sweet juicy fruits, hints of grass and malts. Taste is smooth, hoppy and a bit grainy with hints of juicy fruits and malts. Finish is dry, bitter and a bit resinous with hints of grass and dried fruits. Okay pale ale with a bit untypical hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2013
33 cl bottle. Bottled 20.03.2013.
Pours hazy copper color with a large frothy head. Aroma of mandarin, orange zest, mild hop notes and caramel malts. Flavor of fruits, mild hops, hay and caramel. Could be crispier and hoppier, somewhat disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6591) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
16/VI/13 - 33cl bottle @ home - bottled: 19/III/13 (2013-561) Thanks to Nicki and Mike for transporting the bottle!

Slightly clouded dark orange beer, big creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the bottle. Lots of very small sediment floating around in the bottle. Aroma: very fruity, citrus, bit piny, exotic fruit cocktail. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: nice fruity start, pineapple, citrus, grapefruit, passion fruit, soft bitter hops. Aftertaste: little piny, nice dry hoppy ending, fruity flavours. Lovely pale ale, be it American or not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15647) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beermack (725) - 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.

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