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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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2005 On tap at the pub... Sparkling clear, yellow ale with a creamy, white head. Good lacing. The aroma and flavor are very fruity. Some lemon and floral notes in the nose. The flavor is much the same. Well-balanced. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Short, crisp, dry finish. Very nice!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6354) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
Draft at the Publick House. Rocky white head lasts over the light amber hue. The citrusy and floral, grapefruity cascade and others strike first, but the cerealic and toasted malt offers sufficient support. Light-medium body, powdery foamy texture with biting carbonation. Dry palate, citric, very clean all-around, efficient good stuff, precisely what youíd expect.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Tap at SPH. Golden color with a thin white head. Light citrus and earthy aroma on top of caramel. Flavor of malt quickly goes to a big citrus flavor with a big bitter finish.

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.

3.4
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Earthy, peppery hop aroma, with hints of biscuit and caramel. Copper color. Fresh, lush, grassy, earthy hop character supported by a killer body. Nice beer, of course, itís from Southampton.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2005
very good ipa, better than average. Nice full nose with a dry crisp finish. Hops are everywhere with this beer. I loved to try it on tap.


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