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Brewed by Roosters
Style: American Pale Ale
Knaresborough, England

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle at home... Golden amber... Big white bubbly head... Soft peppery orange nose... Juicy fruity zesty orange... Light bitter hop... Oily finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Cask handpull at Craft Clerkenwell. Clear amber lasting beige bubbly head. very much interesting pale ale. Hops are perfumed yet bitter. It’s a decent apa. Some rose petal. Touch of peach and apricot. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2012
Cask at The White Horse, London. Clear orange pour with a fine, white head. Ripe orange on the nose with toast, light pine and grass. Medium sweet flavor with plenty of ripe citrus, mild grassy and piney hops. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Fairly resinous on the finish with more pine and ripe orange, along with some grapefruit and melon. It’s decent beer, though not a standout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2014
Draught at Mother Kelly, London. Hazy golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, grassy, hay, citrus, grapes, some earthy notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, hay, floral, citrus, grapes, biscuits, some pine. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9344) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Keg at Mother Kelly’s on RBESG day 2, 08/08/14. Clear golden with a well appointed off white covering that retains. Nose is floral, perfumed notes, hops, faint turkish delight, light pine, big on the perfume. Taste comprises light pine, spice, hoppy pangs, more floral notes, herbal tones. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness. Ok APA if a little over perfumed!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8214) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Clear orange color, medium sized off-white to beige colored head. Smell and taste malts, hops, decently bitter. Decent American pale ale, nothing special though. Decent, worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8068) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8044) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2012
Half pint, hand-pulled cask ale at The Duck & Drake. Faint beige head covering a clear golden-brown coloured body. Spotty lacing. Inviting malt-fruity smell with hints of red oranges. Dark fruits and earthy malts providing a flavour of orange marmalade with underpinning of bitterness. Well bodied. Pleasant (Leeds, 12.07.2012).


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