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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Cask at Craft Beer Co, London. Deep golden color. Citrusy aroma with malt husks. Quite malty flavor with plenty of citrusy and fruity hoppiness. Creamy maltiness with hint of toffee. Fruity and tannic bitterness in finish. Extremely drinkable and tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maltandhops (50) - Paris, FRANCE - OCT 22, 2011
Pale, yellow beer with very small head. Beautiful nose of tropical fruit and dry, winey notes. Very fuity palate with the bitterness growing and long-lasting. Low carbonation reminds me of cask beer in a pub. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2011
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Brilliantly golden beer, great white head – really looks a picture. Sharp, grassy citrus hop on the nose – very chardonnay like. Fruity hop on the palate, before the citrus flavours take over. Really very nice [14102011]

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (7653) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2011
14/09/2011 1pt bottle @ Klaas’ place - BB: 28/3/12 (2011-439) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the beer!

Clear blond beer, small white head, unstable, small layer, little adhesive. Aroma: floral hops, spices, some citrus, fruity, pretty sweet. MF: soft carbon, light body. Taste: pretty bitter start, resin, some exotic fruits, malts (little sweet). Aftertaste: pretty dry and bitter, some passion fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (995) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
5ooml bottle, cool. Grassy grapefruit aroma, pours hazy gold with a white head. Huge tropical fruit flavour with a sharp zingy mouthfeel followed by an intense bitter grapefruit finish. Demands to be savoured, Properly delicious. I could imagine this, a little more chilled, stopping time at the end of a hot summer day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Tasted at the 2011 Glunz Beer Expo from a bottle. Pours hazy, pale yellow, with a thin white head that leaves thin lace. The nose is citrus, floral, and earthy hops, with cereal and hay malt. The flavor is grapefruit, floral, and earthy hops, with the same cereal and hay malt from the nose. The body is light with average carbonation, and a long, grapefruit, and earthy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11525) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2011
Cask at the CP&K. It pours golden yellow, with a thin white head. The nose is floral, citrus, resin and some grass. The taste is citrus pith, grapefruit, floral, honey sweetness, light resin, pine and grass, with a pleasant bitter finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Tasty and very drinkable stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
(500ml bottle best by 7-3-11 thanks to bu11zeye) clear pale yellow with good lacing. Nose of faded hops (English effect for sure), hairspray, perm chemicals, butter, bitter and herbal. Taste is not as bad as it smells, grapefruit, cracker and faded hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle 50 cl bought @ bir&fud bottega (Rome, Italy). Complex fruity aroma of grapes, grapefruit, lemon, white wine, pineapple, kiwi. Something sweet like vanilla too. Bright and clear golden/yellow color, frothy head white and creamy. Light body, moderate carbonation, VERY winy like an elegant blanc, many citrus notes. Harsh finish especially on the internal side of your mouth, long-lasting and resinous, a hint of spices (even if they aren’t surely added). It’s very, very long. Last minutes and minutes, believe me. Anyway, good drinkability but suffers the fault of becoming potentially boring. More like an encouter between an APA and a pilsener, than a normal APA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
highoctane (13) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2011
A fresh bottle in Oxford, England poured at cellar temperature. Aroma - grassy and herbal (read marijuana). Appearance - clear pale with a thin white lacing. Taste - Typical Nelson Sauvin tropical fruits. I get quite a bit of mango, hemp, cedar, and pine out of this one though. Palate - A little on the thin side and fizzy but tart and refreshing. I imagine on cask it would have more body. Overall - It looks like the bottled version is filtered, which I imagine is taking a bit of character away from the beer. Would like to try this on cask before saying it is thin and missing something. Still a very pleasant beer.


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