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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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%


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9625) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Cask version at Winking Lizardís 3rd Annual Real Ale Fest (03/26/11): This brew is a hazy orange-yellow color with a thin off-white head that evaporates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruits and malt. Medium body with flavors of grainy malt, fruit and hops. The finish is fruity with a sweet aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4207) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Churchkey, DC cask ($7): Pours a really pale color for an American Pale Ale; has a white head. Aroma is of fruity hops and some grass. Because this was out of the cask, it obviously had less carbonation. Was a pretty bitter beer in a classical British style. Not at all full-bodied. I thought it was good and very easy to drink, but I do not think that it was a great beer, even though it didnít seem to have any overt faults.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
A lightly hazed blonde with a thin white head. In aroma, faint grassy hops. In mouth, a rather lemony citra-like pale ale with crisp malt, grapefruits in finale, quite nice. Cask at Get Real NY, March 19th 2011.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2011
cask @ redlight redlight. Tropical fruits on the nose, melon, starfruit, and grapes. Pours golden blonde with a thick white head. Grassy flavors upfront with hints of pine and an earthy bitterness with hints of catty hops. Great hop flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8569) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2011
Medium, dense, light-yellow head, over clear golden beer. Some shards of lace. Fruity (passion fruit, grapes, nectarines, flowery - oh, say Nelson Sauvin), but also manure, thankfully mainly volatile. Bitter-hoppy flavour, with a Pilsner streak, but above all with a very fruity finish - the same fruit as mentioned above. Retronasal some arachide, and a link to the manure, if very discreet. Light, spritzy beer. Nelson Sauvin rules.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2754) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Thanks to Jim for bringing this to Dmacís...and for EZant for recommending it. Pours out like a wit beer. Aroma is of grapefruit, citrus and light grains. Taste is of nice citrusy grapefruit, light grass and some lingering grainy and sweet malt notes, but the hops take the front seat. Body is a bit thin, but other than that this was a solid brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2011 Location: Cask at Gaslight, 3/19/11

Aroma: This one has a nice fresh peach and grassy hop nose to it
Appearance: It pours a fairly golden color with a rather big head for a cask offering
Flavor: The flavor is not quite as hoppy, but it is a decent flavor though
Palate: This one is medium bodied with a smooth and fairly dry finish
Overall Impression: Overall, I though that this was a decent pale, but nothing exceptional. The nose is the stand-out here, but the rest of the beer doesnít live up to that first impression.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MichaelJackson (2) - birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2011 does not count
This particular pint had a haze, The aroma was very over powering. It was different to anything i have tasted before. I only had the one pint. I could still taste the bitterness the next day, This was at the bell harborne

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle. Notes are from a BJCP practice scoring sheet. Rated as a 10A American Pale Ale. Numbers from the rating reflect ratebeerís hedonistic rating system and not actual judging numbers.
Aroma: Initially slightly light struck (skunky) but this aroma fades rapidly. Replaced by white wine grapes reminiscent of sauvignon blanc and its associated minerality. Some tangerine peel and gooseberry notes from the hops. Medium esters. Nice bready graininess in the back ground that does not dominate. Hard water profile is slightly noticeable and okay. Spicy hop profile lingers.
Appearance: Very hazed yellow body with a minimal white head with somewhat poor retention. Head can be revived with a few swirls but retention still isnít great for the style. Lacing is good but not great.
Flavor: Bitter and dry with a minerally note at first. Hop bitterness and some astringency noticed. This is followed by a bready/toasted graininess from the malts. Wish the hop flavor (somewhat present in the finish) was a bit stronger. Bitterness is quite present though. Maybe more than should be common in a beer of this style and gravity. A husky graininess. Esters are minimal.
Mouthfeel: Somewhat astringent and bitter finish. Low residual sugars (to style). Medium to medium light body. Carbonation is acceptable at a medium to high level. No noticeable alcohol warmth. Long duration of bitterness and astringency.
Overall impression: Great and unique aroma from the hops. Hop flavor appears a bit faded, but still, the beer retains an overly strong bitter balance for the style. A slightly husky astringency is also unwanted. Bitterness and astringency are a bit much for the APA style. Consider sparging and a slightly lower temperature (or make sure the runoffs are clear in vorlauf) to reduce grain astringency and shift a bit of the bittering hops towards late additions and dry hopping [note: yes I know this sounds a bit elementary and pompous as a amateur judge to a big and well respected brewery, but this is honest feedback that Iíd give to a homebrewer on this beer] .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8575) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Re-rate 2/2/13: Bottle sample at a Stone Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks troubles. Clear yellow. Pleasant hoppy aroma of tropical fruits, citrus and quality marijuana. Rather dry flavor with light sweetish notes, fruity hops and a moderately bitter finish with refreshing tropical fruits. Medium-bodied. Nice and very refreshing. 8/3/7/3/14=3.5

[3/4/11] Bottle at ACBF 2011. Clear golden. Tropical fruits aroma. Flavor has some bready malty sweetness and a pleasant fruity hops bitterness. Medium-bodied. 6/3/7/3/13=3.2


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