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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Slightly stronger than our classic American Style Pale Ale, this Special Ale features 100% Cascade, the classic American craft brewing aroma hop. Heavily hopped in the boil, and dry hopped as well. Well balanced and intensely floral, this is a great example of an American Style Strong Pale.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2008
On draft from SDBrewCo during CBC. This was listed as a DIPA, and stylistically seemed to fit the category. Arrived a clear orange amber color with a small, creamy white head. Nice crisp hop aroma, with lots of citrus and florals, summer fruits and hints of pine. Puckering hop profile, more citrus and pine, Sierra Nevada house yeast character and some toasty malts. Medium body, tingly carbonation. Enjoyable.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle in plastic cup@Seaside Inn, San Francisco,15/08/12 before heading out into the city for the first time. Mid-hazy orange with a slimming white foam. Aroma distinctly leafy with hints of spliff, lemon zest and rabbit hutch; more than a hint of spliff, in fact. Lemony with traces of flowers, ganja, breakfast cereals and toast. Bitter finish for a wheat (?). OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. A hazy golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of hops, fruit, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, hops, and pine needles, leading to a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100803]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13737) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2010
Cask gravity at GBBF 2010. Deep gold, thin beige head. Good hops as you’d expect. A touch sweet from the ABV. Good hops on finish though. Good resin, some acidity and puckering. Rather good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
back (1315) - Holstebro, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Aroma: humle citron grape tør Ud.: Skum: E.smag:bitter meget Krop:fuld For.:tør Brus:flad cask ggbf 2010

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 03/08/2010 Big hop aroma. Amber coloured very hoppy and fruity with a pineapple flavour. Dry and bitter in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruits, wood, nectar, some hops and mild grassyness. Flavour is quite much the same. Superb dry finish. Very pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2010
From cask Pours clear and golden golden orange with a small whitre head. Aroma is fruity and pine wood hoppy fruity hops. Bitter and mild fruity and citrusy. Bitter and dry finish. Fruity and mild citrusy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2394) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Draft at Toronado. Aroma is the usual grapefruit and citrus, but also has a strawberry fruitiness to it. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness. Stood out in the mix.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2008
Cask in the rake. Alround rating: As soon as i saw this SN Chico American style pale ale 7%, i wAS LIKE YASSSS!!!!!!!&# Its typically sierra nevada bursting with hops, very lychee, citrus, bitter, orange peel, all amazing. Such a great beer and i cant beleive i got the chance to try it randomly walking through london with my mum!


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