Brewed by Roosters
Style: American Pale Ale
Knaresborough, England


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Cask; Special.
The guys at Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colorado, visited us last year as part of a whistle stop tour of various breweries up and down the country and were kind enough to invite us to have dinner with them that evening. As we sat and ate and drank, we talked about a lot of things, including baseball and cricket, but we mostly talked about beer. Fast forward a few months to the end of last year and we were delighted when Doug Odell, founding brewer of Odell Brewing Co., sent us an email asking if we’d like to brew a beer with him. A question that took a nanosecond to respond to… yes! Several months and various emails later, Doug joined us at the Brewery for a couple of days to finalise the recipe and brew the beer. The Accomplice is a pale ale as prepared for India that’s been brewed using six different varieties of hops, crammed into almost every possible part of the brewing process, to create intense floral and fruit aromas, backed up by a balanced level of bitterness. When we suggested the name to Doug, his response was, “It sounds kinda sinister… I like it!” So, there we have it, The Accomplice is currently fermenting away and will be available in cask for a limited period from the beginning of July. We hope you enjoy drinking it as much as we enjoyed brewing it!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
Live at The Penguin. Bottle from Beer Gonzo. Big fan of Roosters but this is a disappointment. Clear coppery orange with a patchy white head. Bilious aroma with Southern Comfort, hints of leaf, dried spices; fenugreek, vomit. Hop flavour killed by soggy honeyed malt, US-style. Hints of soapy floral hop, tea, caramel, vomited honey, throat sweets, scented drawer liners and posh beetroot/parsnip crisps fried in sunflower oil. And that’s being generous. It really just tastes of honey and lemon throat sweets. Getting a bit sick of English brewers imitating this cloying US style of D/IPA that smothers all hop flavour and aromatics.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2695) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2013
500ml bottle courtesy of Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow - clear amber, thin disappearing white head, aroma of grapefruit and tropical fruits, quite a few bubbles, initial sweetness, quickly overpowered by a prolonged bitter hop finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3169) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2013
500ml bottle shared with mr_h. Orange amber, decent head. Tropical fruit, pine & resin aroma. Biscuit, grain, tropical & citrus fruit flavour. Hoppy biscuuit & citrus fruit aftertaste. Big tasting golden / pale ale hybrid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2034) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle from Tomlinson’s, Inverness [310713]
Amber, clear, big frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of caramel malts, soft caramelised orange, touch floral, hint of citrus, malty aroma, not much citrus hops
Taste - Caramel, some fruity caramelised orange malts, piney hops, grassy bitter hops, rather malty, not really a fan of this
Palate - soft carb, medium body, sweet malts, bitter bit tangy hops. Finish is dry, bitter grassy hop
Overall - Wasn’t enjoying this. The best before date was marked 02/14 suggesting it was bottled 6 months ago? I think it’s too old. Needs a re-rate when fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle. Golden brown with an off white foam. Aromas are toffee and smoky malts with toast and brown sugar. Low floral soapy pine with earthy pear and spiced oranges. Citrus rind with tea and hints of honey. Flavours are sweet tropical fruit with earthy, spicy notes and toffee malts. Toasted with pine bitterness. A nicely balanced beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slugfolio (10) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds. Amazing hit of Banana and Peach on the nose. Pours an Amber-Orange with a fine, white head. Light carbonation throughout with strong head retention. A great refreshing ale with a lot of thought put into it. Floral notes at every turn. Overall: A great collab which is refreshing with a hint of bitterness on the finish. Great aromas throughout and worth buying if you get the chance!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
17th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Frederic for the cellar run. Cheers mate! almost clear gold beer, little white head. Light palate, smooth and slightly dry. Really good hops - juicy orange with good floral notes. Joining the taste party are tropical fruits, lime being most noticable. Adding more complexity is lesser lemon and grape. All flavours very well integrated in this super tasty and drinkable beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1448) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2012
Big caramel hop note, rusty orange colour, bittersweet palate with loads of juicy bitterness late on. Dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2012
Gravicask (PBBF2012, Tuesday)
6+ Pungent hoppy aroma. Orange zest everywhere.
3 Mid orange, tiny head.
6+ Nice zesty retronasals. Packed full of full hops. Seems like it might be fertilised female hops though as it’s quite pungent and a little soapy.
4 Great balance, huge hops, but not in an offensive way. Biting bitterness.
13 Good hoppy brew. Perhaps a bit one-dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TysonBeerhound (52) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
Excellent IPA that is full of classic IPA flavours. Odells are the dominant force here and the dry pine finish is a treat.

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