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Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: American Pale Ale
Holmfirth, England

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special. Also available bottled.
A well hopped pale ale brewed with exciting hops such as ’Super Alpha’ & ’Motueka’


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2013
Pours a lovely golden orange with a thin white head. Nice dry hopped American style IPA which dominates the aroma and pursues the taste throughout the smooth drinking experience up front which develops into a dry finish. A really enjoyable beer that really gets the American IPA style right (and at a good price!).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle @ The Earl of Essex. Cheers to Leighton for the pour! The appearance is medium gold with a big white head. The aroma’s dried grass, some bretty funk, driftwood, and marshmallow pie. The taste is strong brett, wood, light lemon peel. Chalky yeast. Some earthy grass and dirt. This basically tastes like a hoppy saison. It’s interesting to see how the infection’s changed this beer! An interesting outcome.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle shared at the Earl of Essex, London, pre-Zwanze release. Pours cloudy yellow with a HUGE, white foam head. Big brett-esque aroma, some straw, lemon and poop. Light to medium sweet flavor with big poo character, lemony plastic, grass. Light to medium bodied with mouth-filling, massaging carbonation. Dry finish with some lemon rind. There is lots of brett and farmyard character here, but I’m not sure it’s intentional. This beer is more like a saison than an APA. Very nice, but, yeah.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3169) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle from Great Grog. Very hazy amber brown colour, reasonable head. Biscuit, resin tropical & citrus frut aroma. Citrus hop flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Another good Summer Wne pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5353) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2012
33cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex bitter brew, heavily bitter/woody and slightly fruity, balanced, cloudy, good head, nice brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Refreshing and nicely balanced bitter. Most enjoyable. Had at Cherry Reds beer festival.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle at home. Hazy orange amber, thick rocky white head fades to a thin film. Pungent, resinous juicy tropical fruits on the nose - passion fruit, citrus, pineapple, gooseberry. Nice pithy dry palate, slightly herbal, lots of bitter grapefruit, puckeringly dry finish. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Smells particularly yummy - sweet, fruity hops. It’s rather dry. Finish is rather dry. Apart from the Arabian peninsular-style finish, it’s a refreshing pale ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2088) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with sweet tropical juicy fruit flavours and a sharp, slight woody bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1448) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
330ml bottle, Coppers, Ncl. Love the caramel aroma coming from the big hops, lures you into a bit of a false sense of security. I expected a really soft creamy palate, which you just get on the front of the tongue, but, at the back, there’s a really tangy, sharp, refreshing bitterness, with almost acidic citrus late on. Poured with a thin, clean white head and a really nice gold appearance. Another cracker.


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