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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Cold Filtered Bottle; Regular.
Typical of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wine, this wonderful South Pacific Ale has a great grassy nose with kiwi fruits in abundance. The wonderful fruity mouth gives way to a great bitter finish. 5.2%


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkoNm (1452) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAR 16, 2015
Pours a completely clear and very pale yellow color, topped with a decent and solid white head which leaves nice lacing. Aroma is pleasantly fruity, some tropical fruits which I can’t really identify, but very nice. Also notes of hops are well present. Starts with some fruity feel, followed by medium hoppy bitterness and some pine notes, with some fruity notes again in the finish. Very nice, very drinkable. Just great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
2.8.2014. Very pale yellow, clear. Aroma of spruce, tropical elements such as pineapple. Aroma is still quite delicate. Medium bodied followed by medium strong taste of citrus, pine and grassy bitter finish. Quite refreshing, easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dvadillo (8) - - MAR 13, 2015 does not count
Barril @Taxman. Amplios sabores de malta. Suave pero con muchos matices. Cuerpo muy fino y fácil de beber. Buen regusto maltoso.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (448) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2015
A soft beer. Light but very doughy malt dominates the aroma, then dank pine grape maybe pineapple. Flavours are the same: not a punch in the face, more a polite refresher (for a hop head).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mt_hall (158) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottled. Clear with a light gold colour and a medium sized, foamy, off-white head that was soon gone. Subtle aromas of grass and yellow fruit. Sweet fruit in the mouth at the start (pineapple?), then a dry, earthy finish. Clean and well-balanced. Good, but would have liked a little more body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gbgbrouge (339) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2015
From tap, hazy pale yellow with low head. Aroma is very fruity with notes of tropical fruit, citrus, some cereal. Taste is bitter with a very light malt body leading to a long ang lingering bitter finish. Taste is wonderfully fresh and fruity, light and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (298) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2015
Fruity hop aroma. Clear golden colour. Very hoppy brew with a light bitterness. Nelson Sauvin hop.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
florent.janssens (207) - - FEB 24, 2015
Très bon arôme de houblon. Goût houblonné. Bière légère. Agréable à boire mais sans grande spécificité.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (591) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, melon and herbs. Taste of bitter grapefruit and sweet pineapple and lemon citrus plus herbal tones. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A balanced citrusy hop finish. A good, flavourful pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (291) - SINGAPORE - FEB 21, 2015
50cl bottle bought at Waitrose in Westfields, Shepherds Bush. Pale golden colour - clear. Very light grassy malt aroma. Taste of citrus - grapefruit and lime - almost marmalade in character. Bitter but a very fruity hopped pale ale. Pretty nice.


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