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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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%


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (3901) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2012
0,5 l bottle @ Soho. Pours clear golden with a medium thick head. Aroma is malts with a hint of fruits. Flavor is malts with some fruits and a slightly hoppy finish. A bit weak, but quite drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1903) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 28, 2012
Color: clearly blond beer with small white head. Smell: mango, citrus, and hops. Taste: dominant of hops and citrus. Aftertaste: mango and ananas.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garthicus (2890) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 28, 2012
On cask. Appearance: Vibrant cloudy orange, medium Snow White head. Aroma: mango, citrus, good cat piss, pine, lemon zest. Smells wonderful. Flavour: Slightly sour mango, tart, pine needles, cat piss, mango, citrus zest, spicy, long bitter finish. Just wonderful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strangehorse (75) - - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle - from Blackrock Cellar, Dublin. Amazing Kiwi Fruit aroma - and a fine ale to boot. Excellent bitter finish, enhanced by cold serving. Very good

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - SEP 12, 2012
Questa birra mi è prpoprio piaciuta tanto! Bella bionda limpida, schiuma bianca che svanicse velocemente! Aroma intenso di frutta tropicale cosi come il sapore banana litchi anans! Retrogusto lungo e persistente!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7697) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2016 500ml bottle Waitrose, Beckenham - Gold colour, pours a nice head, with light lacing. Pleasing assault of tropical fruit on tasting (grapefruit/kiwi most prominent) with a nice bitter aftertaste. Edit# Rated again on bottle on recent trip back to UK, not as amazing as I remember in my early rating days in 2012, but still very nice. Score revised.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3806) - Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
500 ml bottle purchased at Zipps in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pour is a hazy yellow golden with a one inch white head that breaks apart quick and falls with a touch of lacing. The aroma initially has a touch of skunk, then opens up to tropical fruits, white grape and a dry earthy woodiness that pulls it together. The taste is dry tropical fruit and earthiness of the Nelson Sauvin, opening up to a dry toasted cracker malt base. The hops and malt are clean, and nicely dry. The palate is light bodied, active soft natural carbonation and a nicely unfiltered mouth feel. Easy drinking and tasty beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Etruscan (607) - Tuscany, ITALY - SEP 4, 2012
Foamy white full lasting head. Golden colour. Aroma is malty, fruity (pineapple, banana, mango) with grapefruit notes. Flavor is malty too with fruity (grapefruit and passion fruit) and light biscuits tones, ending in a balanced slightly bready finish. Light to medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (10986) - Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Some kiwi flavors, but mostly what I was getting was grapefruit. A refreshing but light bodied and drinkable pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (8260) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
Light coloured pale ale with a superb nose of tropical fruits, there’s plenty of taste in it too.


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