Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 683   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ncube (106) - - AUG 19, 2012
Pours golden yellow with bright white soapy head that lasts for a minute before leaving lacing hugging the glass. Smells like a grassy, fruity white wine with a backing of pale malt. Nelson Sauvin is more prominent than the pale malt back bone, but not out of style. Malts still provide a foundation of sweetness. Good mouthfeel. Beer finishes with a pleasant, lasting, bright bitterness. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brenhophead (675) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2012
1L squealer. Pours a cloudy golden hue with a small white head and a slight skunky aroma? (not sure how old the keg was). Has a slight fruity note in the flavour although its not outstanding. I would like to try this beer fresh one day to see the difference.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gilvanblight (820) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Pale yellow pour with descent head. Slightly sweet and a touch hoppy nose. Not nearly as stong as most pale ales. Nice light easy start that flows well followed b the pale ale attack (see previous rates). Very low carbonation. Wtf the bubbles aren’t moving. Seriously they dont float upward. Rather like this though still not a fan of that bite at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1780) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
A heavy grapefruit bite and aroma, some kumquat and tropical citrus. Looks a good golden colour, lacy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cardofab (234) - Teramo- ITALY, ITALY - AUG 17, 2012
Buona birra in stile con sentori agrumati e di frutta tropicale in equilibrio con i toni maltati. Finale leggermente luppolato. Bevuta a Castellalto.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
Bouteille de 500 ml. Arômes très frais et fruités de houblon, légères notes de céréales. Robe blonde et limpide, effervescence moyenne et légère dentelle. En bouche, la bière apparaît très fraîche, même si elle a probablement plusieurs mois. Les notes fruitées de houblon portent surtout vers les fruits tropicaux. Les céréales sont très croustillantes et délicatement sucrées. Caractère de fermentation très propre et finale moyennement amère. Une très belle pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
realalechamp (41) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
Had on cask. More flowers than fruits in the hop character, but quite lovely nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (5092) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle 50cl, a copper beer with medium head. Nose is on pineapple and exotic fruits. Aroma is only on aromatic hops, exotic fruit, coconut, grass, low body, bit watery, medium bitterness at the finish. Bit boring only the exotic fruit are there ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5259) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Draft. I ordered this without knowing anything about it. I was delightfully surprised! Pours clear golden yellow with a foamy white head. Lots of carbonation. Nearly looks like you could sit a penny of the foam without it sinking. ( I didn’t try) Nose is fresh cut grassy with a huge fruit element. Big flavors of passion fruit, gooseberry and I guess the kiwi fruit. Although wouldn’t have thought kiwi without reading it first. Palate starts mildly sweet from the fruit and malt but transitions to a nice dry bitterness. This was packed with more flavors then I was expecting. If I had someone to drive me home, I would have ordered a few more pints. Real tasty. The best English beer I have sampled in recent memory. I would never turn this down on draft or cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2012
Pours a clear gold with fluffy white head. Delicate carbonation. Aroma is floral, grassy, pineapple, melon, honey and cereal malt. Light slick body, malty, refreshing and nice balance but after the aroma I was a little disappointed. Clean finish.

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