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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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%


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (7941) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2013 50 cl. bottle @ home – “Expired” according to the bottle which carries the best before date 03.07.2011 – making this probably 2009 Vintage since if I am not mistaken they take 2 years for their beer – It has held up great – Another great rare (here) that I got from the Alvinne beer store / I got this one upon recommendation from Glenn, not so much recommendation as much as the fact that he talked about it as an amazing everyday & session beer and a favourite of his – A: slightly hazy golden wheat colour with a small white head – S: sharp, clean, bitter herbal hop smell, very floral with a hint of lemon zest & plenty of grass – T: bitter lots of sharp bitter herbal & grass hops, hint of floral, Thornbridge yeast, lots of hay, hint of bitter sweet white grapes in the back – B: sharp, clean, bitter, easy drinking & very sessionable, medium carb – This is basically a much better version of the Jaipur which I also quite liked, not overly complex but very delicious and drinks away greatly, happy with what was overall my 5th beer from them, not the most impressive of breweries but if you can get this at a decent price, definitely worth checking out /// had this one a couple of more times, phenomenal hop profile, very easy to drink, brilliant, one of the best "IPA’s" out there, increased score from 4.3 to 4.8

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle from Waitrose. Very clear blond colour with big fluffy white head. Aroma grassy hops and a bit of fruit, orange and tropical fruit. Bit of creamy maltiness too. Taste is more fruity than bitter. Kiwi maybe, something exotic. Finish has a touch of bitterness and grass too, and a bit of biscuit. Maybe a touch thin in the mouth though. Quite nice though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1822) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011
Earlier Rating: 8/3/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Cask @ GBBF. Large fluffy white head which lasts, clear gold body. Farts, citrus, very heavy hop aroma. Very bitter taste. Dry finish, slightly oily ## Bottle. Gold body. Medium white head with poor retention. Hoppy. Tropical fruit: grapefruit, kiwi. Sweet with a long bitter finish. Moderate carbonation. Excellent. 7 3 7 3 14

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2011
(draught) pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a creamy white head. aroma of herbal hops, grass and barnyard, with very little fruitiness. flavour is mostly the same, quite spicy, with light notes of yeast, slightly acrid. light to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle from Star Grocery. Pours cloudy golden with a decent off-white head and a grassy aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a grassy bitter finish. Not all that fruity, but it’s quite drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2011
On tap @ Schouskjelleren, Oslo. Light golden yellow clear body, medium creamy white head. Aroma is faint citrusy hop notes with hints of grass and pale malts. Taste is citric straw notes with hints of yeast. Very little of the fruit promised in the ad. OK, but a bit lacking in complexity even for an APA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndrewC (356) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Smell like a lager. The kind of lager I used to buy when I was a youth. Looks like a lager too; all anaemic and wanting. Nice initial flavour of jasmine and elder flower with a nice leafy, slightly nettley hop character on the pallet and the finish. Bit lacking in body but quite nice.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bernatbeer (420) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 25, 2011
En botella.No creo que este en su máximo esplendor.muy limpia con poco cuerpo.lúpulo oxidado.espero probar una en condiciones........

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miksu (5047) - 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 (52) - 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.


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