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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 694   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%


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6382) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2011
500 ml bottle, at Olympen, Oslo. ABV 5.2%. Unfiltered and unpasteurised. Brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops. Slightly hazy golden colour, moderate white head. Nice fruity aroma of Nelson Sauvin hops, notes of white grapes. Distinct hoppy flavour with a solid bitterness, but fairly light bodied. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2011
22 oz bomber thanks to jcwattsrugger. Golden with a white head. A refreshing pale ale with a slight skunky taste.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6220) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours golden and bright, active and bubbly, with a soapy, sudsy white head. The aroma is pour fruit, abundant with tropical sweetness. For once a beer lives up to its description -- sweet and grassy with a very light body and a round fruity flavor. Surprising contribution from England. (#4125, 5/28/2011)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3762) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle. Golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish very fruity aroma, floral citrus and grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish fruity flavor, floral citrus and grapefruit hoppyness, faint caramel. Finish is average, malty and lightly, fruity with some piney and grapefruit hoppyness, faint caramel and sharp alcohol. Nice pale ale with fruity hoppyness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tlind2 (1544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2011
Bottle. Golden color, white head. Slightly winy flavor which turns to bitter malts. Medium body, medium carbonation. Slightly different, but ok.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (4222) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a light white ring of head. Aroma is light clay, floral hops and a touch of cologne. Flavor is very dry and bitter. Light taste of hops with a bitter metallic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2011
50cl, English brewery, from Den Bierzolder Heule, complex bitter brew, very fruity, yet easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, nice brew

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2011
(500ml bottle, BB 3/7/11) Pours a lightly hazy straw body with a small white head. Aroma of florals, grass, spruce, and pineapple. Flavor of pine resin, nuts, grain, and earthiness with a dry, crisp bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2011
From tap@Olympen, Oslo as Thornbridge Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale. A thin grey-shaded blond top, upon a foggy brass colored body. Rounded and discreet aroma of tropical, grass and flowers. Some dry peppery malts to back up. Taste is clean and fresh, semi-dry light grainy malts. Subtle, yet distinct hop flavor. Exotic fruits, grass and earth. Fine bitterness. Medium full. Slick mouthfeel. Clean bitterness linger in the finish. Complex and elegant.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yog (4) - ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011 does not count
Another disappointing bottle from the big boys. Lacking in any noticeable character. No nose, no malt profile, not even any noticeable hop profile. Pours ok, but then it should being filtered and carbonated to spec. Must admit to not being fan of NS hop variety, and probably would not have purchased had I bothered to read label. Couldn’t find the kiwi nor the grass. Would have preferred the wine.


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