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

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


jackl's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5823) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle from Petit Canon. The pour’s a slightly hazy deep rusty orange with a medium eggshell white head. The nose is orange peel, allspice, light mango and spruce tree. The taste is moderately sweet orange citrus, syrup. A bit of grassy bitterness on the finish keeps the sweet flavors in check. Resin, pine needle. Mild hints of green apple. The body’s slightly doughy and flabby. Still, this drinks decently well. Overall, this is OK. I look forward to seeing these guys develop.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (3658) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2015
Flaske delt ombord på Fridtjofen, RBHD-treff aug-15: uklar gylden med tett hvitt skum som varer til bunns. Citronaroma som minner litt om oppvaskmidler. Smaker visne citroner. Kort ettersmak med besk citrus og litt sødme. Didn’t rock me. Flasken var bb. 090315.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5803) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Shared 330 ml bottle, bought in Cardiff. Cloudy deep golden colour, large white head. Lemony aroma. Distinctly hoppy flavour, grapefruit and pine, American hops galore, plenty of alcohol. Good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (3267) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Uklar gyllen kropp med et høyt lyst skum. Sitrus og tropisk frukt dominerer duftbildet. Kraftig aromatisk bittersøtt smak. Tørr tunge. Fyldig og alkovarm. Delt 0,33 l flaske på RBHD-samling på Fridtjoffen, august 2015.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6641) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours unclear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of fresh lemon, toasted malts. Taste is moderate sweet, with roasted malts, american hops, light sticky mouthfeel, hopjuice with charachter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (1889) - NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD on board Fridtjofen 23.08.15. Pale orange. Dense white head and lacing. Fresh fruits, Victoria plums and yellow apples in aroma and taste. Quite dry,

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (912) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
330ml bottle from that London, provided by the wife. Poured into a Hoegaarden tasting tulip. Opaque amber with a thin off-white head. Fruity floral aroma. Tropical fruit, blueberry, toffee malts, and almond flavours. Some resinous sap as well. Slick mouth feel, long finish. Rather good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (3353) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle from Corks Out, 21 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LB. This cloudy dark amber coloured beer pours appropriately enough with a huge rocky head of white foam. It has a bitter orange marmalade and citrus fruity flavour, malty and toffee notes followed by a creamy sharp pine and pineapple finish. Very Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4079) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle from Spirited Wines. Appearance - maybe I slightly shook the bottle or something but I didn’t expect the head to be this settles. Golden orange when it swrtles Nose - citrus and sherbet. Slight concern that some wild yeast is present. Taste - lime zest, then orange fruit. Still an edge of sherbet but no longer concerning. Palate - close to medium bodied with a big tangy zingy texture that kicks on to give a dry bitter and tangy finish. Overall - initially the level of sherbet in this made me think there was an infection. Perhaps a Belgian yeast was deliberately used and it delivered that tootie fruity sensation deliberately.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (423) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle at Three Johns. Earthy and floral hops. Bit of citrus. Crisp and clean. Nice earthy bitter finish. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awest (15) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
33cl bottle from Oddbins, London Bridge. Pours a hazy apricot colour with a thin off-white head. Aromas of herbs, spices, and sweet malts. Taste is initially of hops with the malt coming through in the finish. Not as hoppy as expected after reading the bottle. Very refreshing and well balanced. Good pale ale.


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