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

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, - NOV 17, 2012
Bottled 330 ml on November 17, 2012, thanks to Ingo! Bottled 30 Sep 2012.
Hazy amber color, off-white head. Malty, sweet, caramel, hoppy, citrus, grainy scent, also grassy and hay. Hoppy, bitter, malty, a bit roasted, grainy, sort of hrash bitter taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium harsh bitterness.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (2941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
330ml bottle from Oddbins. Pours hazy gold, massive, over-flowing white head. Aromas of yeast, lemon, light tropicalia. Taste is more yeast, light bitter, bread. Something just not doing it for me with this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
On tap at the Royal Navy Volunteer, Bristol, 15/7/2014. Slightly hazy gold, with a decent, off-white, head. Juicy, tangerine and tropical fruits, grassy hops, some crisp malts and a dryish finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2317) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle from Oddbins, cloudy dark gold (OK, I didn’t pour it as cautiously as I could have...) with a thin fine white head and aromas of tropical fruit, pine, something spicy, grapefruit and maybe a hint of honey. On the palate it’s hugely hoppy but with a decent malty body underneath and an interestingly herbal or earthy bitter edge that made me think more of Anglo-American Pale Ale than APA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Cask at the Le Gothique Wandsworth Beer Festival on 29 March 2013. Poured a hazy golden, with a halo of scummy white head. Really nice aroma of citrus hops, juicy fruit and honeycomb. Citrus and grapefruit hop flavours, with a nice biscuit malt backbone. Finish was nice balanced bitter resin, chewy malt and citrus peal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1281) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2014
Bottle from Oddbins. Hazy golden body with a thick white head. Steady carbonation. Excellent lacing. Aroma of sticky pine, orange and lime. Flavour of sticky resin, blood orange and a hint of ginger. Quite boozy. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Plenty of pine character on show here.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (931) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Aroma: bread, flowers, citrus. Appearance: hazy pale gold, medium frothy white head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: hoppy bitters intensify, citrus fruit, long, dry finish. Overall: very nice APA, great palate. Bottle from Odd Bins, Pimlico.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4774) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2014
From bottle at Randall & Aubin, Soho. Pale amber with a healthy head. Citrussy hop nose. A bit lemony, hints of caramel, grass. Good dry finish. Quite interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8621) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Bottled 14/02/14. A golden coloured beer with a big bubbly white head and lace. Nice tropical citrussy fruity hops in the nose. Very bitter in the mouth. Good sharp hops and nice pale malts. A bit too bitter really for me but doubtless a well brewed beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3011) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle from Hack & Hop. Pours vibrant orange with a small white cap on top. Nose is full of ripe orange and tangerine/mandarin. Tropical and citric. Taste is very tropical and citric as well - mandarin is so in your face. Lemon tang focus on top of the tropical juices. Touch of melon works. Very tangy and quaffable stuff with nice spritzy carbonation. Very solid

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dogen (30) - ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Ticks boxes I don’t even have. If it had any more tangy fruitiness it would combust. An immense APA, and a fantastic inaugural beer from Rocky Head.


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