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

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Cask & Bottle conditioned; Status occasional.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7035) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
Cask, handpump at The Shoulder of Mutton, Wantage, Oxfordshire, Wednesday 12th September 2012 Pours golden with a small clean white head. Fruity, tasty beer with an impressive hoppy bite. The hops rip through leaving a slight dryness, they are really punchy, citrussy and tangy, this really is very good. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Tap at The Euston Tap - 28/08/12. Clear golden amber with a thinnish white head. Nose of bitter grapefruit and hops. Tastes of bitter grapefruit, orange peel and fresh hops. Medium body and carbonation level with a sharp bitter finish. A well made beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Keg, Euston Tap, Lahndahn, 25/11/12. Misted orange gold with a dense lacing foam. Passion fruit, lemon icing, pineapple wine gum aroma. Good zesty lemon oil bitterness, flowers, G+T freshness. Mid bitter finish. Nutty hints. Well balanced, perfumed, hoppy stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle @ home thanks to jmgreenuk for getting me this one. Hazy but at the same time quitebright orange ccolor, medium sized white head. Smell malts, hops. Taste malts, hops, pretty bitter. Bitter, a bit dry finish, medium body, medium carbonation. Very nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Where and how: Cask Days 2013
Aroma balanced, honey , floral with citrus hop on side. Slight alcoholic hints.
Appearance :
Top: medium lighter top.
Base: hazy amber
Palate : medium soft bodied ale. Longer than average finish.
Taste: very drinkable with balanced bitterness. Nice citrus hints on side. .
Other notes session ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 Draught at the Black Door, Helsinki, Finland.
Cloudy orange golden colour with a tiny white head. Exotic fruity aroma with mild bitterness and mild maltiness in the aroma. The flavour is bitter hops, resin, mild fruitiness and some floury maltiness. Good. Tasty.

Cask at the Salhojankadun Pub, Tampere, Finland.
Clear amber colour with no head. Fruity hops, mild bitterness and malt in a very nice aroma. Fruity and piney hops, mild bitterness and balancing maltiness in the flavour. Thinnish. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
August 30, 2012 - draught at Euston Tap. Slightly hazy gold, smallish but decent frothy white head. Smells like .. Simcoe - catty, tastes even more so, nice balance against vaguely fruity citrus zest malt - solid body, decent carbonation, a little acidic and dry in the medium-long catty pungent bitter finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (5913) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 12/10/2012. Deep amber with a decent white head. Aroma of sweetish, citrus fruit with big, almost herbal hopping. Flavour had solid, biscuity malts, grapefruit and range and a lingering, dry finish. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (5876) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2012
(Draught at MacKinlay’s, Stockholm) Amber colour with brief, frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of citrus, dried apricots, resin and a touch of yeast. Malty, fruity taste with crystal malt (slightly sharp), citrus, dried apricots, resin, a spicy touch of yeast and generous doses of resinous, citric hops in the finish. Medium body, quite dry. Very tasty and quite complex. Lovely beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5530) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Cask at CP&K. It pours gold, with a thin white head. The nose is farmyard, hay, straw, leaf, touch of sweet fruit and green hop. The taste is straw, resin, leaf, farmyard, leather, floral, raw hop, pear, melon and honeysuckle, with a bitter-dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A flavoursome APA.


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