Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask, Occasional;

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2648) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 24, 2014
Cask @ The Hallamshire House, Sheffield [210314] [From memory as notes lost]
Has soft citrus tropical notes and similar flavours. Fairly hoppy, with soft sweet fruity malts, but not as hoppy as Kipling. Was quite decent as I recall...remember scoring it 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2549) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Cask tapped Leeds. Amber ok head. Aroma is citrus orange taste same nice sweet malts good grapefruit hop bitters. Ok body. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen, 2nd August 2010. Slightly hazy, light yellow. Strong grassy nose with hints of sulphur and eggs, almost meaty. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
Cask, Bodega, Newcastle Upon Tyne. This had a definite whiff of quality about it. Golden colour with a thin white head. Inticing aroma with bags of citrus and hop. Just knew I was going to like this. Very well balanced aromatic hop in the flavour and just very drinkable. Wish I could get this on a regular basis.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesie1857 (1780) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2012 Cask @ Coach and Horses Dronfield. Good solid IPA, aroma of grapefruit and tropical citrus fruits. Strong after taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1694) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
Cask at CASK Pub & Kitchen on 2nd August 2010. Hazy gold with a white foam head and part lacing. Strong hops aroma of grapefruit and a touch of cheesy yeastiness. Beautiful grapefruit and herb bouquet in main kick an a tight citrus hoppiness on back of the mouth leading to a dryish grassy finish. Pleasant textured mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StueyD (1549) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
Mid orange to yellow with a weak white head. Distinctly grapefruit hop aroma and a touch of rose petal. Dry taste, starting with a powerful zesty grapefruit hop flavour, slightly green and floral, rose petals again, then a smooth malty taste that calms the raging citrus flavours. Dry, zesty hop finish. Over hopped!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (1533) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
Cask at PSBH, 30th August 2012. This was OK strong after taste, not the best from Thornbridge

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1276) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
Hand pulled cask at the C&K, Pimlico. Gold with a healthy white head. Juicy sweet malt profile but balanced by a splendid citrus hop stash, with grapefruit predominating. Brilliant!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2008
Cask, handpull, pubs all over Derby 2008. Also once traded under the name Belay Betty. Let’s look down the Thornbridge tick list and see how this marks up; aromatic hop - yes. Pure and not cloying fruits in aroma - yes (some grapefruit, some goozgog? Effortless balance - yes (sweet malts and mown grass). Superb after a pint - yes. Even better after five pints - damn right.

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