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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Pale Ale brewed with Southern Hemisphere hops


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (638) - - AUG 18, 2012
Cask. Floral aroma, peaches, apricots. Taste is very hoppy, large peppery floral component, light citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Cask @ CPK. Deep golden yellow color with a medium white head. The nose is strong lemon, dank grass, pine resin and fresh green shoots. The taste is lightly salted lemon rind, pacific hoppy funk, some cheese and pine. Really nice drinkable funkiness. Flavorful. Plenty of character, but subtle enough that a few halves are possible. Medium body with a light dry finish. Overall, pretty damn good pale!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5557) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2012
Cask at CP&K. It pours cloudy golden yellow, with a thick white head. The nose is farmyard, leaf, citrus pith, resin, raw hop and spice. The taste is leaf, resin, dough, grass, orange, nectarine, peach and some spice, with a long, bitter finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Full flavour and very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
Did they change this for 2012? Doesn?t sound like the same beer as in the older reviews. Orange gold, very hazy to point of not being able to see through it. Foamy lasting tan head. Smells of lemon biscuit. Taste notes of pine, grass, yeast, orange, lemon, coffee. Decent but not one of thornbridge?s better efforts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4608) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2012
Half, from cask @The Rake, London. Hazed orangey-golden body. Low blond head, quickly fading tho a ring og bubbles. Inviting aroma of summerflowers and tropical fruits. Taste is distinctly bitter. A clean and tight bitterness. Pleasant tropical fruity hop flavor. Restrained dryish pale malts. Medium full. Soft in the mouth. Fruity hop linger in the finish. Lovely!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13425) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
21st November 2011
On tap at the Rake. Clear amber beer, little white head. Light semi dry palate. Sweetish pale malt with a spoonfull of honey. Nicely offset by sweetish orange maramalade hop. A light semi dry finish with very mild bitterness. Interesting and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Cask handpull at Tap East. Clear pale amber colour thin lasting head. Yes southern hemisphere hops on aroma and even more so on flavour. Wow now that is a hoppy beer. Some sweet biscuit malt on aroma belies what is going to happen next i.e. a taste explosion. Wow that is really quite hoppy. Could be harsh bitterness but there is a peppery bitterness that works here. Huge finish

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Razzamazoo (1) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2011 does not count
Very bitter, clean tasting English Pale ale (although made with citrus hops). Good tasty finish, strong on hop flavours, mid gold colour with creamy head. This one made me go back to the pub on 2 successive evenings to make sure I got some more before the barrel ran out. This is the best new pale ale from Thornbridge yet - but already in a crowded ’Thornbridge Market’ competing with Kipling, Jaipur, Chiron and others so it may not survive, although Thronbridge would be wreckless to put this one in the archive - its a classic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2011
[cask at Newcastle Arms, Newcastle] Very clear gold pour, decent white head. Lovely citrus hop nose, plenty of grass and zest. Vinous notes from the Nelson-esque hops (at a guess). Bitter on the palate, but not too crazy, good lemony citrus backdrop. Another great Pale Ale from Thornbridge [12112011]


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