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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask, Occasional;


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (1631) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
Cask @ The Dolphin, Shrewsbury. Pretty uninspiring and quite mild for an American pale. Citrus is there, nice cool & smooth with some lemon and a touch of tangerine but it just lacks some bite.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1417) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesie1857 (1392) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1256) - 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!

3.8
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StueyD (1158) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2012
Cask @ The Wharf Winter Cask Ale Festival. Pours a golden yellow with a small white lace. Aroma is quite hoppy with notes of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, slight tropical fruits, grassy notes and is fairly juicy with some sweet malt. The flavor follows the nose with nice juicy hop flavors, again orange, tangerine, grapefruit, slight topical fruits and grassy notes with those sweet malt flavors. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty nice and sessionable APA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (893) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (692) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
Cask at The Victoria, Birmingham. Looks great, the best lacing you could wish for. Nothing noticeable about the aroma but a decent mix of maltiness and oats in the taste. Decent bitter finish without being dry. Smooth mouthfeel. Very good.


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