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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 595   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 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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2012
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 First rating
50 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg, on March 7, 2012
BB 27.08.12
Hazy particle filled yellow color, small white head. Hoppy, sweet, grapefruit, fruity scent. Sweet, fruity, some faint chili taste. Dry chalk and chili aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
7/2/7/3/13=3.2

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50 cl bottle at Plain Kitchen, Göteborg, on April 28, 2012. BB 28.10.12
Hazy golden color, white head. Malty, sweet, apricots, hoppy scent, herbal. Apricots, herbal, malty taste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
7/3/7/3/13=3.3

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1221) - SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2012
Vibrant fizz lasts beyond dissapating head. Crisp, thin dewey notes met with warmer tropical initial palate but refreshment curtailed slightly by a marmalade straining bitter finish. Finely executed Nelson Sauvin brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2881) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2012
Cask by handpump at Society Room, Glasgow (18 Feb 12) - citrus malt aroma, slightly hazy deep gold ale with small off-white head, bit cold, stong citrus (lemon) flavour, dry finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
This is better than his apple pies and his bakewell tarts, but jot as good as his French Fancies. If you’re sharing a box of FFs with my missus’ bro then make sure you let him have 5.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3005) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2012
(Bottle) Pours pale golden with a white head. The aroma holds sweet tropical white wine up front with white grape, flowers, pineapple candy, red berries, sweet black currant, nectar juice, peppery herbs nd currant candy. Undertones of almond smelling glue, white bread and floral honey. The flavour light sweet to dry, light to medium bittertiny acidic. Notes of grapes/white wine, tropical fruits, flowers, nectar, oranges, tangerines, candy, white bread and toast. The mouthfeel is clean, soft and round with a light to medium carbonation. Citric, crisp, cracker- like and bright finish. Light to medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2103) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2012
Rating #400
Bottle from Nina’s Mini Mart, Edinburgh
Light straw...clear...frothy white head...good lacing
Aroma - citrus hops...grapefruit...hint of orange..citrus fruits...sweet pale malts...great aroma
Taste - Sweet grapefruit hops..great grapefruit flavour...sweet citrus fruits...soft pale malts...not complex but the flavour is superb and its refreshing
Palate - soft carb...citrus sweer nice licghr citrus sourness. Finish of grapefruity hops..fresh..tangy...clears well of palate
Overall - I really like this beer. It’s better on cask. But after trying Buxton Wild Boar, that’s better

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
A pretty awesome pale ale. Pours out a light yellow body with a bubbly white head that leaves a few lacing spots. The nose is unreal. Tons of tropical fruits; passion fruit, pineapple, apricot, grapefruit, grass and lemon peel, etc. A meoderate hop bitterness presence on the nose with nice sweetness. The taste didn’t have quite the smack of tropical fruits as the nose, but a nice fruity, citrus hop. Not much in the department of Malts. Overall, quite a good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle @ RBBWG. Golden blond coloured beer with almost no carbonation and a rather small white head. Herby and hoppy hinted aroma. Full palate. Finish is somewhat sweet hoppy and slightly herby hinted. Ok but nothing really special.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2083) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2012
Aw shit! The aroma is awesome! Let’s start there shall we? Massively unique blend of tropical and exotic fruits, papayas, nectarines, lemon meringue - just the white stuff, dry grass - lemon grass maybe? It’s been years since I’ve had anything with lemon grass. Odd funk throughout. Maybe a better way to describe this would be to say this in the most positive light: smells like tons of fruit and sharp citrus with the faint smell of gas station fumes mixed in just enough where it works. That seems to sum it up for me as this is a totally new aroma for me. I dig it and want more - maybe just for smelling - I mean the taste is pretty damn fine but this aroma kills. Poured out a clear yellow gold with a big bubbly white cap with plenty lacing and a quick swirl fills up the glass with a new carpet of mesmerizing tiny bubbles that seem blindingly white. The taste is pretty good capturing much of the aroma to savour on my licking machine. Sharp citrus with tropical notes smashes its way into my senses. Piles of mystery fruits of strange textures and shapes I’m sure. Grass, creamy lemon, sharp biting tart bitterness like no other, ginger? Very carbonated leaving the foamy mouth, long tart finish. Very very interesting beer - I’m tempted to say I need to buy a hundred of these but I’m not sure if I’d want more than 2 in a row.


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