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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Our authentic English-style amber ale with a unique character that comes from a special blend of five hop varieties and the use of imported English malts. Our most assertively hoppy brew!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (870) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Tap. Light amber pour with some head. Head is mostly diminishing. Slight grain, herb, spice, floral. medium body and moderately sweet, acidic and bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On-tap at the Publick House 8-07. Pours a lighter orange amber with a white head. Nose is very hoppy with mostly pine-y attributes. Flavor is seeming to be a bit unclean. Not in the Biblical times/leprosy kind of way. Just has a dirty kind of edge I am not appreciating. Overall, not so impressive an IPA. I remember it not being so hot on bottles either.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2006
sampled at the brewpub. golden in appearance with a small compact off white head. lightly hoppy (floral) and malty nose, taste is citrus and floral hops, slightly bitter. well balanced session style pale ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Draught, Publick House, Southampton. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs, apricot). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Reasonably decent, if rudimentary, pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Draught at the brewery. Beer was clear, light brown and had an average-sized, creamy/frothy, off-white, mostly lasting head. Long wall of lacing adhering itself willfully to the glass. The aroma was moderately malty with notes of toasted grain, cookie and caramel; light herbal hop; yeasty with a light note of basement/wet cement and a moderate note of bread dough; moderate note of vanilla. The flavor was moderately sweet, heavily bitter with a long, lightly sweet, moderately-to-heavily bitter finish with a mercilessly hoppy-grippy, lightly oily feeling finish. A total palate slayer, IMHO. The body was light, the texture was watery and the carbonation was lively. Light astringent feeling in the finish to go with the oily tounge-bath.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Multiple draught pints on 4/28 and 4/26/06 at SHPH
Full white head sits placidly atop a deep bronze-golden body, medium-high to high clarity, with plenty of bubbles rising. Lacing is low to moderate.
Very pungent and sharp hops shoot right up the nose. A combination of dry herbs, zesty lemongrass and dry tangerine fruitiness. Almost spicy, you might say, and really opens up the nostrils, allowing the light pale malts to drift lazily in to the mix, adding minimal sweetness, light graininess and a touch of sourdough even. Low yeast apparency, though still quite fresh and noticeable (light nuttiness), with a growing warm honey sweetness that never interrupts the hops, but still provides enough balance. Overall, itís much on the dry side.
Doughy, almost chewy and minimally sweet pale malts provide mostly texture upon sipping, while the hops are decidedly less bitter and striking in flavor than they are in aroma, yet no loss of flavor, as lemons, curacao oranges, strong grass and herbs all play about as the zesty carbonation tingles and sets the palate alive with dry hop flavor and a rather crisp finish. Fortunately, some malt sweetness emerges, again, mostly pale malt sugars producing a bit of honey and dough. Medium to medium-light body and could use some malt depth to cut the rather monotonous simple sugar/honey note, but the hops are elegant and bold, without being overdone.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2006
on tap at the brewpub. light golden yellow clear color, short dense foamy off-white head. aroma is light sweet hops, flavor is hoppy and bitter. very weak malt backbone, kind of one-sided but still nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 29, 2006
Draught pint at Public House 4/27/06. Pours a bright copper/orange color with a white foamy head. Nose is crisp hops and light caramel malt. Flavors of crisp clean hops, caramel malts. Palate is very crisp and tingly with a great bitter finish that really wakes you up.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
I canít believe that Iím drinking the same beer as Iím seeing ratings for. Hazy golden brew, thin white head. Low aroma, light caramel malt. More diacetyl (WTF?). In the lagers I could see it, but this beer should be clean dammit. Fairly bitter but not all that hoppy. Seems very British and timid. Slight woodiness and earthiness. They really need to tweak these year rounds beers. I donít know if I got here on a horrible day or what, but I sure wish I got to drink some of the beers that Iím reading about.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1219) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Hopped like an English Pale; not too over the top but still with plenty of bite. This subsides into a clean, sweet, doughy maltiness which lingers on the tongue. After the ílightí and golden lager, finally something I can really enjoy!


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