Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: American Pale Ale
Ealing, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Cask, Keg & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
Batches 0004 0011 0018 0026 0031 0040

Pacific Northwest meets Pacific Southeast as the best of American and New Zealand hops meld together with just enough malt backbone to allow them to sing. A riot of mango and passion-fruit on the nose but balanced enough to drink by the bucketful. Dive in and grab another bottle but don’t get the bends.

Grains: Pale, Vienna, Munich, Cara-Pils
Hops: Citra, Pacific Gem

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pgreensoup (15) - SINGAPORE - OCT 6, 2015
I thought I was tasting this for the first time and was going to tick it as a 4, then saw that I did that previously. So time to rate. LOVELY nose. Absolutely tropical fruit, but not the dank dirty socks taste that I often get with that nose. Just a medium sweet deliciousness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (3317) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
Flaska från Alees by mail. En lite trött APA där fruktigheten tonats ned lite. Bra kropp, karamell, smörkakor utan att bli sött, mango, citrus och lite passionsfrukt. Bra balans men lite anonym. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (1101) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 5, 2015
La domenica a pranzo, la mi moglie, mi aveva fatto un baccalà alla livornese, che era la fine del mondo. così verso le 6 di sera ho aperto questa APA, per vedere se placavo la sete. Be direi splendida, ha fatto ampiamente la sua funzione, e mi ha lasciato davvero un palato meraviglioso...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle. Amber/gold pour with a white head. Pineapple, pear, mango- shed loads of exotic/sweet fruit in there. Peach, pineapple and orange rind flavour. Fruit blast on the old palate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4275) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours clear gold with medium white head. Citrus, mango. Fresh drinkability. Very good pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
evannell (733) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Bardzo pijalne, ładnie pachnące, bezbłędne piwo. Myślę, że klasyczna APA. Weird Beard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scotty001 (488) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Poured light orange amber with a dense off white head. Aroma of moderately sweet citrus. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet orange, lightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2015
Weird Beard was on my list of beers to try in the UK but I had no chance to try it their. I brought home their decadent stout and it burst out of the can in my bag on the way back so I picked this up for 600 yen at CRAFT BEER BASE​. Coincidentally it is also a NZ hopped beer but this 5.3% beer is a Pale Ale rather than Kirin’s 5.5% "IPA". Pouring a nice copper gold with a solid head of foam it has a fantastic juicy tropical fruits aroma. Light bodied with a slick mouthfeel, it’s quite bitter giving some butteriness and astringency with a ton of hops. I get the feeling this may have suffered heat damage in transit. The hopping is subdued but this 7 month old beer (Batch 155) gives citrus, mango and grapefruit notes. Alright but I should have tried something of theirs fresh in the UK but I only saw bombers and a few canned beers. Prices were in the 2-3£ range each(4£ possibly?) so Japan’s prices aren’t that bad but hoppy beers need to be fresher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (6957) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2015
Appearance: Almost clear golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fresh citric hoppy and tropical fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Fine balance between sweetness and bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Fine fresh citric hoppy, mild malty and lovely tropical fruity.
Overall impression: Nice fresh, tasty and easy drinkable APA.
Personal stats: On tap at Weird Beard Tap takeover at BrewDog Camden in London, England

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (951) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Very hoppy quite bitter full of gooseberry flavour greengage kiwi fruit piney can see why people rave about it but a little in the bitter side for me.

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