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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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%


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear straw color - I can immediately tell this doesnít have much malt to it. The head is a frothy two finger white shade. The retention is solid and some decent (if inconsistent) lacing is left behind. Pretty good looking. S: This does a good job of showing off Nelson hops, and itís not even uber fresh! Notes of pine, lemon, grape skin, and some tropical fruits come through quite well. Not much of a malt backbone comes through in the nose. Some slight soapiness detracts, but otherwise this is a solid hoppy aroma. T: Hop flavor hits the palate immediately. Tropical fruit, some grapefruit, and slight herbal qualities are the main notes provided here. The finish isnít soapy at all, with only a mild, non-intrusive sweetness; actually, itís even a little juicy. The problem here isnít the flavor...itís the lack of flavor. While it is VERY pleasant and VERY balanced (Iím impressed how they hid the bitterness with such a feeble malt backbone), itís sadly too unassuming for its own good. Actually, you know what, I donít care...this just gets better and better the more I drink it. Itís delicate and subtle in all the right places. M: This is so light and crisp its unbelievable. Iím just killing this like itís nothing. The soft yet impressive carbonation is definitely helping it here - and thereís just enough of a dry finish to help it even further. O: If the flavor was íbiggerí so to speak, it would kill many íMurican-brewed pale ales stone dead. Still, this is more-or-less everything I want from the style. What a shame itís so expensive...


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scottishchris (369) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle from beerhive. Very pale gold, straw, white fluffy head. Grass, flowers and dough. Nice soft fizz without the harshness that Thornbridge sometimes have in the bottle. Light body, bitter with grassy floral finish. Very refreshing and a bit different. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lele (219) - Padova, ITALY - MAY 5, 2015
ASPETTO: giallo chiarissimo con lievi tonalitŗ verdastre. Molto limpida. Schiuma bianca, fine, abbastanza abbondante e persistente (ne rimane sempre un poí). AROMA: molto gradevole e abbastanza accentuato. Luppolo, resinoso, lieve terriccio, erba tagliata. GUSTO: allíabbocco si avvertono chiarissimi sentori di frutta tropicale, per poi lascia spazio ad un amaro erbaceo e luppolato, che non Ť assolutamente invadente. Ripulisce benissimo la bocca e fa il suo sporco lavoro di dissetare. Carbonizzazione abbastanza bassa (forse un poí troppo per lo stile) e corpo decisamente leggero. CONCLUSIONE: ancora una volta la Thornbridge stupisce per il suo equilibrio e la sua pulizia. In bocca non esplode nei sapori, ma forse non voleva neanche farlo, forse voleva solo dissetare con piacere...e ci Ť riuscita!

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
solvaris (119) - - APR 30, 2015
Sehr bitter, süffig, Grapefruit Note, sehr lecker --------&# via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smithld1 (17) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
Pint at the rake borough market. Good lacing. Easy drinking and inoffensive, in a good way. Some fruity notes. Could do 4 or 5 no problem but Iíve got to be back at work in an hour. A dilemma.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pricey290483 (653) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
bottle from beer hawk a very very nice beer grassy aroma with tropical fruit on the taste slight bitter finish would love to get it again

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
clockk (88) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
Lo queas destaca en esta cerveza es el DMS. La probamos cuatro personas y no mos gusto a ninguno. Poca espuma. Poca carbonatacion.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lowenbrau (2512) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 10, 2015
500ml bottle 11-04-2015.
Courtesy of David Bruce.
BBD: 10-2015.
In short: stale pale ale.
Pours little hazy pale bright gold, with little white head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Herbal, stale, little skunky and dms nose. Light body, average to low carbonation, little crispy texture. Taste is little bitter, herbal, some fruity. Ends dry. A bit dissapointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mircoas (184) - ITALY - APR 6, 2015
40cl @ tap. Luppoli americani per questa birra inglese. Aroma leggero, kiwi e altre spezie. Gradazione alcolica leggera, beverina che Ť un piacere.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtu71 (225) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Tap. Small silky white head, thick lace. Clear pale golden. Strong fruity aroma with mango. Dry, oily and crispy palate. Hoppy and bitter. Bit strange.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Przylus (378) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Aromat mało intensywny, cytrusowy. Barwa słomkowa, zamglone. Piana średnia, niska. W smaku wyraźne tropiki i białe owoce. Wodniste ze średnią goryczką.


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