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Style: American Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask: Special - JDW Spring Festival, 2011
This new, American pale-ale-style beer has been brewed exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. It is pale in colour, with bold, fruity, citrus aromas and a touch of malty sweetness in the flavour, developing into a bitterness which lingers in the mouth, right through to the clean, dry finish.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Spamcan81 (1) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013 does not count
Cask conditioned in Brewery Tap, Shefford. Deep amber with moderate head. Grapefruit on the nose and a pronounced hop/grapefruit bitterness on the palate. A nice long, bitter finish. Very enjoyable and my kind of beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
[Cask at Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Gold with a thick white head. Stacked full of flowers, lemon and hop resin. Light and refreshing and yet still rich and satisfying at the same time. Superb balance of sweetness and bitterness. Excellent beer, great example of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13564) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
Cask handpull at JDW Victoria Rail Station. Clear gold lasting white head. Sherberty hop aroma. I like this. Good American tasty lemon curd sherbert hop. Quite intense. Really quite tasty. Something I would have again. Solid APA. Tasty hops

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2011
cask at standing order ... golden amber ... soft sweet lemon fruit and peel nose ... zezty ... little sherbert lemon ... bright clean juicy and tasty

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2011 1. Cask Handpump at the Paramount JDW, Manchester 27/03/2011 Pine hop aroma. Clear golden coloured and very hoppy with pine and grapefruit flavours. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a citrussy creamy malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 11/04/2011 Floral aroma. Small white head. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a pineapple flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a creamy malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours clear gold with a filmy head. Subtle malt aroma, hay and straw, light malts. Lightly sweet flavor, a bit of corn and hay, crispy malts, delicate straw and grass bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Balanced finish with some earthy bitterness in the throat, with a dynamic malt character. The first impression I get from this beer is nothing special but the complexity comes out a bit as I drink it. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 3, 2011
Cask @ Crystal Palace. Golden colour, off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, with citrus. Flavour is hoppy, malty, juicy, citrus. Fairly bitter and fruity finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
Cask Conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. Lovely citrus notes in the nose leading to some spicy prickly hops in the mouth. A touch of sweet toffee late on on the aroma. It’s nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2011
Hand pulled cask at the Man in the Moon (JDW) Stanmore. Gold with a lively white head in tip top condition. Great citrus hops are spoiled by a hint of cardboard and harsh toffee/caramel. Maybe I might have been more impressed if I had not been sessioning Hawshead 5 Hop in the previous pub! I must try this again during this festival.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10123) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Fresh, fruity, bitter orange, satsuma with a refreshing bitterness. Good and pleasing hops and a beer that saved my whole day. Good stuff.


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