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%
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%

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (569) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear pale golden/straw colour with a frothy white head. Aroma: hoppy, tropical fruit, citrus, grassy, slightly vinous. Taste: tropical fruit, citrus, grassy, yeast and again slightly vinous. Light sweetness and good bitterness. Texture is a bit thin but a fairly decent beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ahuth (317) - - JUL 23, 2016
Draft. Pours orange clear thick head. Take is light and crisp. Orange and citrus. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (2242) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2016
Cask @ c4. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of vauge citrus, exotic fruit, peppery. Fruity and light crackers. Taste is light bitter with a fruity and light malty touch decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rekvium (422) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2016
From cask. Pours hazy golden with a dense white head. Aroma of fruits - pears, citrus, light floral, light malts. Very pleasent aroma. Taste is grassy, floral, again with some pear-like notes, a bit stale. I had the first pour of the firkin, and I think this will really open up a lot in a day or two.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (704) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2016
Pours clear yellow with light head. Looks very light and transparent. Aroma is grapefruit, lime, fruits, hay, clear citrus. Taste is fruity, hay, strong citrus, lime, orange. Nothing special, light fruity bitter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1530) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear pale yellow with small white head- lot of bubbles. Aroma: hay, citrus, sweet fruits, malty. Taste: medium + bitter, grass, resin, citrus, fruits. Thin+ body. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1224) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle, 50cL. Home. A sparkling pale golden beer with a medium white head ; medium retention. Fruits (citrus such as grapefruit, litchi), resin, herb. Light to medium dry bitter refreshing ; light sweet. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation, fruity bitter dry finish. Overall, a good fruity bitter ale ; refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GhostS (42) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 1, 2016
bottle // Aroma: rich summer flowers, grape, fruits. Taste: sweet honey, some green grass and hop. Good and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (547) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2016
From bottle. Pours clear lemon. Aromas of of straw, barnyard floor, citrus. On the palate; light, bit funky, violets, dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ipabr (150) - Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
I need try this again. I found it golden ale tasting. Not much hop to taste, the yeast dominated. Meh.

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