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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 612   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%


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwaff (3) - BURTON ON TRENT, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012 does not count
Straight from the cask @ Coopers Tavern B-O-T. Golden ale with a reasonable foam (from the cask). Strong citrus hoppy aroma. Big grapefruit character on the palate with a hint of other fruits. Reasonably balanced palate. Quaffable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lembeek (143) - ITALY - APR 10, 2012
Testa bianca, cremosa, di media persistenza. Colore oro, impreziosito da una lievissima velatura. Aroma erbaceo con note di kiwi, ananas, agrumi e malti dolci. Al palato si presenta molto rinfrescante, con un perfetto equilibrio tra le note dolci e un amaro molto gradevole, deciso, ma delicato.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4954) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle - Bready aroma with some hoppy floral notes, very nice. Wonderful clear gold with nice head. Very neutral taste, overwhelmed by a short bitterness that dissipates quickly. Clear and refreshing, but not complex in taste. A great transition beer for the uninitiated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Cask. Pours clear, dark gold with thick, frothy white head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is heavy pine and citrus hops, pineapple, sweet malt, herbs, tropical fruit, and light spice. Flavor is balanced malt and hops with light fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and medium warmth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
500ml from IPB.
Appearance : Clear pale yellow with a medium white creamy head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma : Crisp and fresh citrusy hops. Notes of mangos and grapefruits. Nice malt also. Slightly bready. Quite floral and very fruity. Wow.
Taste : Malty and hoppy. Nice fruits hops with notes of mangos. Finish fairly malty with floral and piny hops. Light bitterness. Very fresh and sharp.
Palate : Slightly fizzy carbonation but not too much. Carbonation could have been slightly smoother maybe,
Overall : Awesome stuff. Very drinkable and fresh. Very well balanced. Great fruity notes with great malt.Nice look, nice carbonation. Not much negative things to say here... A perfect example of the APA that I like.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1016) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Super pale pour, you can see right through it. Medium head. Aroma of kiwi and rotten body odor. Some passion fruit in there too. Taste is super grassy. Lots of hop resin. Light mouth. Pretty bitter. Lots of lacing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2012
500 ml bottle with gnoff. Pours clear lemony gold with small white head. Scent of fresh citrusy hops, grapefruit, lemongrass. Sour sharp white grapefruit predominant taste. Lots of acidic citrus hops, finishes dry and a little chalky.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (5061) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Hazy orange brown. This is lemony and apply. Soft malt but mostly fruit. Kin to a bitter. Nothing great here.

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 (3252) - 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


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