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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 595   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%


olie's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olie (21) - Greater London, - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle from Waitrose. Lovely colour. Aroma full of lychee, mango, grass. Flavour much the same, with some citrus and bitterness. Really distinctive, delicious beer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle 0.5l. Pours slightly hazy golden with white head. Aroma has the full array of exotic fruits and hops. Extraordinary. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter, fruity, citrus, pine, grapefruit, mango, hops. Aftertaste is bitter and fruity. Perth Perfectly balanced, highly drinkable, amazing flavours. Awesome beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4425) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Duvel glass: Medium sized white head. Almost clear yellow colored beer. Aromas of hops, flowers and hoppy fruits. Flavours of hop fruits, some citrus and grapefruits, some flowers, herbs, some smooth bitters, you know it, it’s there. Very nice and balanced beer, bit thin but even more easier drinker. Aftertaste is a mix of hops, herbs, bitters and some fruits. Low carbo, light watery light creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a light watery texture. Nice stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (1945) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"i REALLY DIG BOTH THE DRINABILITY AND THE fruitiness (mostly tropical) in this brew. Still malt malt forward than I’d prefer, due to it being English, or age...or most likely both. Nice quaffable solid brew, though."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
On tap at Olympen, april 22nd 2014. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma is grassy with tropical fruit, crisp, taste of grapes, grapefruit, apricot, a good showcase of Nelson. Good bitterness too, a bit weak body and short aftertaste doesn’t do the beer justice, but overall it’s a nice thirst quencher. 

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sjohnh (163) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
I really like this beer. Light gold with a small white head and some lacing. Gorgeous aroma of tropical fruit. Flavours of grapefruit, passion fruit, kiwi, nicely set off with a creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter finish. Well balanced, and a winner for me as I like the hops that give this degree of exotic fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (299) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose, Epsom at home on 2/9/14. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit. Bittersweet finish. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (649) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Washed out yellow pour, quick white head. Nose is grapefruit and pine resin. Bitter. mid is acidic grapefruit peel (where is the pulp?). finish is strikingly bitter and crisp. Interesting pale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sdaniel90 (372) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Clear yellow with visible sediment and a crispy offwhite head. Sweet, grainy aroma with hints of citrics, sour apples, straw, green grapes and pine resin. Medium to light bodied. Dry and astringent with medium to flat carbonation. Sweet and moderately bitter. Spicy, but one-dimensional. Finish is almost non-existant. Refreshing but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (166) - MEXICO - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. A golden beer with a lot of sediments, a medium to small foamy head that fades away after a couple of minutes and a nice lacing. Aroma is of citrics and wheat. Taste is bitter, especially at the end. It has faint carbonation and some astringency. Aftertaste is strong and slightly alcoholic. It somewhat lacks character and it is not very dense.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coleee1 (11) - SLOVENIA - SEP 1, 2014
Long lasting foam with good lacing. Nice citrusy aroma with a hint of kiwi. Taste starts a bit sweet and finishes very bitter. Well balanced beer!


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