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

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (7430) - 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.
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6158) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15009) - 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 itís 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 (720) - 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 (1268) - 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 (2107) - 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 (2117) - 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 Iím wondering if theyíve 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 (4817) - 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. Iím 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 (4384) - 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.


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