Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 650   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (398) - - JAN 11, 2015
Very pale straw yellow with a white but quickly disappearing head. Pineapple nose with a hint of bread. More pineapple in the taste with a whole lot of passionfruit. A light refreshing IPA. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobyFischer (132) - FRANCE - JAN 9, 2015
Nez d’herbe, de poivre et d’ananas.En bouche fruit de la passion, ananas, herbes légèrement poivrées.Corps léger.Désaltérante et aromatique.Amère mais douce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1944) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2015
Appears totally out of style for its designation, but this is an issue for ratebeer, insofar as I know New Zealand beer. It is pale gold with a puffy white head. Aromas of gooseberry and lime pith, similarly reflected in the flavour. Mild with herbal grassiness and some lemon, lime and tartness. Tasty, understated and obliging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (679) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Cloudy straw yellow color with big head. Aroma of tropical fruits, a hint of pine. Taste begins with a bit of pines, then the tropical fruits take over. Low carbonation, little malt backbone, and light body. A superb Pale Ale, just a bit too light for an over-the-top rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11660) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 20/12/14 ... sure I’ve had this plenty of times before and didn’t even realise I hadn’t rated it until I took a double check ! Clear golden with a decent white covering. Nose is passionfruit, pine notes, light skunky hops, grapefruit. Taste comprises floral notes, grapefruit, tangerine, citric sherbets, passionfruit, mandarin. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with juicy hop bitterness. Solid cask APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
christhoel (284) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Golden with a thin, lasting white head, some floating sediment. Fresh grassy hops and juicy grapefruit in the nose. Taste is initially bitter hops and again grapefruit with an underlying maltyness. It’s good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (621) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
From a 500 ml bottle at Il Maltese. Pale gold, slightly hazy, with a tiny, bubbly, moderately persistent white head. A true tropical fruit explosion, intense, powerful and quite fresh. Very hoppy, notes of mint, bubblegum, pine needles, quite leafy and "green", if that makes any sense. Slightly astringent, moderately bitter but very clean, tasty and aromatic. Tiny malt backbone, tropical fruity aftertaste. Soft carbonation, light to medium body, creamy texture. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Light hazy straw yellow coloured beer with quite delicate head on top but lots of nice lacing. Aroma has lots of tropical fruits from the Nelson Sauvin hops. There is citrus and grapefruit too. Nicely fresh aroma. Taste starts with citrus and grapefruit. Then sweeter tropical fruits kick in. Not that bitter so pretty nice fresh APA. Medium body with medium carbonation. Excellent fresh American Pale Ale. Or one could say, South Pacific Pale Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (386) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Citrus fruits and Mangos in the taste. Fine carbonation, golden pale color and superb hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1216) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle from Cambridge Wine Merchants (Mill Road). Straw colour, clear. Impressive but short-lived white head. Decent fruity aroma: citrus, pineapple, lemon drops. Well-balanced taste: bitter but not too much so. Turns to a luscious lemony sour-bitter at the end. Nice touch. Just the right amount of carbonation.

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