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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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%


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAR 22, 2012
Light golden colour with small white head, taste and aroma are much better than appearence. It’s hoppy, sweet and refreshing. Very easy to drink, I enjoyed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3194) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2012
Style et résumé: Pale ale houblonnée au Nelson Sauvin.
Comment: Bouteille de 500 ml via IPB meilleure avant le 03.07.2012.
Description: Bière blonde dorée avec une mousse blanche crémeuse. Le nez est classique de bière fermentée avec du Nelson Sauvin, il y a de beaux fruits tropicaux. La bouche est ferme, solide, l’amertume marquée en fin de bouche. Le malt soutient tout ce houblon. Est-ce le fardeau de l’homme blanc de boire de la bière ?
Note: 7/10

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10625) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2012
Cask. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Dark yellow colour. Light malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter herbal flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (1603) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2012
This is one tasty pale ale! Pours a beautiful golden yellow color with a big lofty white head. Smells of tropical fruit, some malt sweetness - it has a lot of depth and complexity. The taste reflects the nose starting with a little sweetness followed by a pleasant mild bitterness. This drinks the way a pale ale should.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 Aroma: Kiwi fruit and lemon meringue.

Appearance: Clear golden body. Small, quickly dissipating head. Very light carbonation. No lacing.

Taste: Much more vibrant than the aroma suggests. Surprisingly powerful passionfruit flavour. Hints of kiwi fruit, sauvignon blanc wine and lemon grass.

Palate: Thin, watery body. Soft carbonation.

Overall: An unusual, but tasty brew. The taste has more punch than the aroma - lovely tropical fruit flavours.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012
Tap @ Craft Beer Co. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are flowers, hops, sweet malt and fruits. Oily palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3244) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2012
(50 cl. BB 3/7/2012) Un liquide à la robe blonde finement voilée. Une tête petite qui laisse quelques traces sur la paroi. Au nez, l’agréable rencontre des malts pils et pâles avec un houblon capable de donner dans l’exotisme. On est ici dans le registre de la délicate chair d’agrumes et de l’ananas encore ferme. Au goût, les fruits s’éloignent quelque peu pour laisser à la résine et aux fleurs une place de choix. Les céréales maltées semblent connaître leur rôle : le sucré est présent au bon moment. La bouche est légère et bien rafraîchie par un pétillement vivant. La finale se fait sur des notes amères qui sont plus ou moins intenses mais assez parfumées et vraiment plaisantes. Une autre belle proposition de cette brasserie.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7974) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Multifaceted tropical fruit ride this Pale Ale’s prickly effervescence, supported by cracking pale malts and balancing bitter resins.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sturdy head of foam bobs atop the golden.
-The dryness and high level of carbonation make for an elegant mouthfeel ; although a little more softness would be appreciated. I guess a cask version would serve just that.
-Floral angles are found within this wonderful hop signature.
-This is a wonderful bottling job, even if it doesn’t try to emulate a cask serving. This is a great quencher.

Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howellsey (13) - - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle Pale golden beer with a reasonable head and little fizz. The overwhelming flavour (in a good way) is grapefruit. It is a good example of an Pale Ale, although I could do with a wee bit more bitterness, but very pleasant and doesn’t have the cloying taste of some 5% plus beers

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2012
Pours a cloudy yellow color with a thin white head. The aroma has a pleasant fruity hops presence that gives out a fragrance of lemon and tropical fruits, nice! Very good flavor of fruity hops (lemon and tropical fruits), there’s not much of a malt presence and it’s pleasantly dry with an average bitter finish. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and medium to lively carbonation. This is very interesting, quite tasty and refreshing, a pint that goes down really easy, good work!


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