Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 666   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SanDiego1 (18) - ITALY - SEP 29, 2015
In bottiglia. colore giallo paglierino, limpida, schiuma fine e abb persistente. Aroma erbaceo, frutta gialla, erba appena tagliata. Al palato corpo leggero, frutta gialla, pompelmo, erba, fieno, limone. Finale intenso e tagliente. Ottima

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (7695) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Draft at Kompaan. Pours slight hazy dull golden blond with a white head. Aroma of citrus, light tropical fruits, grassy hops, biscuity malt and a light cardboard note. Flavour is above light sweet and moderate bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1050) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
50cl bottle @ home from Bertís Bierhuis Biltstraat, Utrecht. Body is opalescent yellow, head is medium, white, average lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is fruity, malty, flavor is grapefruit, orange peel, light malt, light spices, bit watery. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is medium lasting hoppy medium bitter. Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing, simple summer beer, aroma is a bit weak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (248) - - AUG 31, 2015
Poured a generous amount of foamy off-white. Has a pale golden appearance. Very good lacing. Aromas are very hoppy, strong citrus and fruity aroma, orangey. The flavours are abundant as well, with the hops very much present. Some more citrus type flavours, mango, orange peel, sweet malts. Very nice and smooth mouthfeel. A perfectly subdued hoppy presence makes this one a brew to have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (1867) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2015
Tap at Kompaan bar. Clear golden with big white head. Oats, sweet nuts, light lime, hint of milk, toffee, light herbs. Light to medium sweet with light bitterness. Under medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (983) - CROATIA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle; pours clear gold with a white head; aroma is tropical fruits with hints of grass and malt; taste is grapefruit with malt and some hints of grass and pine; finish is short with some fruity bitterness; pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1793) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2015 50cl bottle at Frits, Amsterdam. Somewhat hazy yellow with a medium white soapy head. Light to medium body with ditto carbonation. Nice bitterness with some fruity sweetness. Citrus, pine, tropical fruits and grass. A tasty pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
typickylev (10) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2015
0.5l bottle. Clear yellow colour with nice white head. Aroma is citrusy, bit of tangerine, taste grassy and citrusy as well, bit of malt. Interesting but nothing special. Slightly bitter, very refreshing easy to drink "summer" beer but was expecting more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rusos (174) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Clear light golden/yellow colour with white head. Very nice aroma, fresh hops, tropical fruits, lychee, lemon, some grapes. Taste hops, tropical fruits. Bitter aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (3337) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle from Seoul Plaza. Aroma hoppy, zesty, lemony, citrusy. Clear golden colour. Nicely hoppy taste, only light biscuity malty background, otherwise it is all citrusy hoppy goodness, zesty, lemony. Long bitter finish.

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