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

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RATINGS: 57   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 (7466) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (613) - 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 (4659) - 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 (8391) - 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 (2787) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11926) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Bottled 330ml. Hazy amber color, decent off-white head, some lace. Exotic fruity hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Fruity, some yeasty notes, caramalt. Finishing with fruity bitterness. Nicely balanced APA:

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15568) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity grassy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grassy hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5530) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle at Ivy House. It pours hazy golden amber with a medium white head. The nose is earthy, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, cox apple, pissy hops and barnyard. The taste is zesty orange, tangerine, grapefruit, earthy, sherbet, apple and minerals with a dry, citric finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Rather juicy, tasty and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2013
light golden color. Lots of tropical fruitiness. Fairly bitter. Nice balance. Excellent pale.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stumblor (64) - - SEP 14, 2013
Pours cloudy and amber, light carbonation and small bubbles. Smell is light, pine, dried apples. Taste is apples, tobacco, light campfire, floral element. Lush! Not worth the 8 pounds i paid for our though!! Thanks bread St kitchen.


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