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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 110   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.


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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
john_henry (100) - - 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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
ferit (130) - 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 (8464) - 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 (39) - 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 (7888) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tania_nexust (112) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
From bottle. Pours a clear gold. Not much noticeable aroma, and a light malt comes out on the flavour but not much hop character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2224) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
(Thornbridge / Sierra Nevada Twin Peaks) Bottle 500ml at home, poured into a big tulip glass, ABV 5% Bright golden yellow colour on the body, light activity in the glass. Small white head, thin, with average retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Nice hoppy aroma, tropical fruits, a bit of barnyard too, citrus. Taste is also quite hoppy, again tropical fruits at first, mango, citrus. Only mildly bitter. Medium thin body, lively carbonation. Mildly dry palate. Good beer, would be even better with more bitterness. Very drinkable though.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2969) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. Light golden, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and light tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit - light piney hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and light tropical fruitiness, light grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and light fruitiness, light - some piney and grapefruit hoppyness. Really nice aroma. But flavor/finish is bit thin - lacks fruitiness and bitterness. OK APA but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (208) - Tasmania, - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is fresh lemon-lime, soft malts, some skunky hop notes. Flavour is crisp lemon, grapefruit, lime, pils/lager malt, grassy. Dry. Light, refreshing, good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2014
Delicious rich American hops. Very little bitter, super brewed. Perfect summer beer. Hops oil is gently in my palate. Smack smack:-)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (4439) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
Appearance: Pale golden color with a fine white head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Citric and mild fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Citric, mild fruity and mild malty.
Overall impression: A bit mild and maybe a bit to low bitterness. Ok and very easy drinkable.
Personal stats: On tap @ Crowbar in Oslo, Norway


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