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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Transatlantic collaboration between two of the a the world’s best brewers, a fruity pale ale brewed using Sierra Nevada’s hops, malts from the UK and something called a ‘hop torpedo’ which intensifies the hop aromatics.


john_henry's rating

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
john_henry (102) - - APR 7, 2013
I was very excited to get my hands on this. However, my excitement was soon scuppered. Very average and not at all exciting. Didn’t bother with another pint, and probably wouldn’t again.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjohnh (163) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Light amber with very little lasting head - could be mistaken for a crappy pale lager. Aroma puts that right straight away; pineapple, citrus and grass. Similar taste, with a medium body and good level of carbonation. Very drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (600) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
0,5 l bottle shared Appearance: Clear light gold beer, big creamy irregular white head, w Aroma: citrus, grass dominating with some malts. Taste: Big on a refined citrus taste, grass, hints of grapefruit and pineapple and a touch sourness, nice bitter finish. Not too sweet. medium carbonation, slightly below medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3792) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with average to huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Floral hoppy aroma, notes of lime. Taste is slightly grassy and strawy dry hoppy, a touch of lime; thin and watery. An uninspired collab of two brewers, who can do much better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (1056) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Draught. Cloudy light amber color, thin creamy head. Tight citrusfruit and grape aroma, orange peel, slight fresh apple note. Crisp, dry pale ale malts with a hint of toastedness. Balanced hop flavor is fruity and slightly resinous. Finishes dry with some dryfruits and resins. Medium body, a bit watery and flat texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2014
Fermentoren, AArhus, DK. Tap, 0714. Amber with White head. Aroma of fruit and spicers. Flavor with malt and some caramel

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4671) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
22/VII/14 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) or Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: 16/IV/15 (2014-833)

Clear light gold beer, big creamy irregular white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of citrus, grapefruit, bit grassy, little malty, sour touch. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of citrus, bit grassy, grapefruit, fruity, some pineapple, bit sour. Aftertaste: bit fruity, exotic fruits, citrus, pineapple, nice bitterness in the end.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
ferit (132) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
De geur heeft iets weg van een lichi vrucht. Helaas is daar in de smaak niet veel meer van terug te vinden. Meer heb ik niet geschreven wat er op duid dat het niet veel bijzonders was en in de middenmoot zit. Hier kan ik helaas niet veel over schrijven omdat ik niet genoeg info opgeschreven heb bij het drinken in de bar.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
(bottle) Slightly hazy, pale golden colour with a firm mid-sized foamy white head. Flowery and mildly citrus-fruity hoppy aroma, backed by a touch of strawy malt. Moderately bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Strawy and slightly doughy malt character with fruity hops, including notes of citrus, lemon and grapefruit; moderately dry and bitter finish with lingering, fruity and delicately spicy hops. Likeable, but not as special as expected. 11.VIII.14

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pkomar (44) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle into glass, bought @ Centrala Piwna, Poznań. Fruity aroma, mango, pineapple, a bit of citrus and floral notes. Smells great, but could have been more intense. Superb appearance. Rich, white head, nice lacing. clear, yellow liquid. Taste is very refreshing, medium bitterness, definitely not a sweet beer. Medium carbonation. Great APA overall, as it should be.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7906) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2014
Fluffy, whipped eggwhite head over clear golden beer. Fleetingly a smoked hint, then full exotic fruit-hops’ rampage. Fragrant, but not much depth. Bitterish, quite fruity, but also pretty watery feel. As sparkling mineral water with a sh*tload of C-hops. Long bitterish hosp and always the impression of exotic fruit and citrus - together with the small amount of alcohol a new kind of hoplemonade. Watery, thin, really, if refreshing. Not exactly a world beater.


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