Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
john_henry (123) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
likeatrainwreck (258) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Clear yellow with white head. Crisp, dry, fruity, refreshing, moderate bitter... bit thin... decent APA, if not a bit uninspiring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle @home tasting General Election 2015 (rating backlog) Pours gold with a small white head. Nose is malty, tropical fruits, orange and general citrus. Taste is citrus, bitter lime tartness, quite a mineral after taste like you would get from the terroir from a wine, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3049) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle. Very pale gold with a white head. Gentle but pleasant aroma of mandarins, lemon, grapefruit, the meadow, sherbet. Light body, moderate carbonation. Very soft feel to it. Some sweet clean hayish malt then citrus and some tropical fruit. Dry and moderately bitter at the end. Classy but maybe a bit too understated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (962) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear straw colour with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, lime, mango, some pineapple, subtle straw and grassy, floral hops. Taste of lemon, lime, mango, some pineapple, a little melon, slight grapefruit, subtle biscuit and grassy hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A bittersweet, citrusy, grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Thornbridge fail to disappoint, definitely with Sierra Nevada. Fresh, citrusy with a light bitterness. Highly drinkable and full flavoured. Lovely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogivlado (6646) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottled 500ml. -from Pivoljub Ljubljana. Pale yellow coloured, small to medium sized white head that went away fast, weak lemony nose. Just few bubbles of carbonation. Tastes like mineral water with citrusy and floral hoppy notes and weak bitterness. Short bitterish finish. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (605) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle. Appearance- clear and golden, loads of bubbles, a two-finger white head. Aroma- lime, fresh hops, pine, pineapple juice, hint of creamy malt. Taste- fruit juice, citrus, pine undertones, mango, malt backbone, hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is carbonated and a little thin, with an understated bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerowl80 (41) - - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is quite floral with hints of elderflower and a bit of citrus. Taste is medium sweet with a light bitterness. Quite a grassy flavour with some floral. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1148) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
500ml bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a clear pale yellow color forming a medium, light and low persistent white head and some few soapy lacings left in the glass. Strong notes of sweet pale malts and grassy hops. Strong notes of Maris Otter malts. Bready and crispy. Somehow fruity and citrus with notes of grapefruit. Slightly sweet upfront. Followed by grassy, flowery and citrus hops. Moderate bitterness. Grapefruit citrus notes. Light body, average carbonation, grassy and crispy aftertaste. Good drinkability. Great ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1137) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
50cl bottle @ home from Bert’s Bierhuis Biltstraat, Utrecht. Body is slightly opalescent yellow, fizzy, head is medium, white, rocky, average lasting, good lacing. Nose is lemonade, flavor is citrus, honey, green tea, floral, lemonade. Medium sweet, light bitter, light citric sour. Finish is medium lasting hoppy medium bittersweet. Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing, simple summer beer, nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
swampwater (66) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
Aroma: Huge whiffs of mango, and kiwi, with a hint of straw.
Appearance: Light straw colour. Big white head, that disappears quickly.
Taste: A burst of tropical fruits, followed by a little hop kick.
Palate: Sweet, with a bitter aftertaste. Light body. Light carbonation.
Overall: WOW! One of the best beers I’ve ever drank. Fruity, hoppy, refreshing. The aromas are amazing! Plus, it gives you delicious pineapple burps! :-p

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