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


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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (2825) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 Bottle 0.5l at Black Door, Helsinki. Batch No 0040. Bottled on: Nov-13. Best Before: Nov-14. Colour is slightly cloudy light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hints of citrus, grass, hops, dryness and some malts. Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Real Ale Festival 2014. Lots of mango and nice fruitiness. Great cask. Points based on this rating. 3.4 - 3.8.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4584) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2014
(Bottle, 0.5 l - batch 0040 - bottled on Nov 13 - BBE Nov 14, at Black Door, 20140117) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had pine, grass, mango infused baby food. nuts and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were pine, resin, grass, malts, nuts and bitterness. Afteraste was hoppy and bitter. A very nice pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle, Ship in a Bottle, West Kirby. Clearish golden pour with a thin white head. Pleasing tropical fruit, citrus/hop nose. Some very tasty hoppage on offer flavour wise alongside some sweet malts and juicy citrus. Great balance and really drinkable. Very tidy stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1593) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2014
Draught, from backlog. Light amber, white head. Hoppy and fruity with lots of citrus and some tropical fruits, caramel ,quite bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonMoore (1859) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle - hazy golden colour with slim white head. Aroma of citrus hops, pineapple, sweet malts. Nicely balanced flavours hoppy bitterness and underlying malts. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Shortish bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2013
50cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2013, from Ales By Mail (UK), complex bitter brew, malty/bitter and slightly fruity/woody, balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 13, 2013
Cask @ The Caley, Edinburgh [081113]
Golden amber, clear, thin white head
Aroma of piney hops, soft tropical citrus, sweet fruity pale malts
Taste of sweet fruity malts, some soft sweet caramel orange, tropical citrus fruits
Palate - Medium body, oily, sweet. Finish of sweet juicy malts, soft tropical citrus hops, sweet fruity malty finish with a dab of dry zest

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell. Pours clear copper color with a medium sized frothy head. Aroma of grassy hops, some floral notes, malts and mild wood. Flavor of grass, citric fruits, goose berries and caramel malts. Medium to strong carbonation, bitter fruity palate. Crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (1070) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Aroma: nice hoppiness. Appearance: light golden. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: too fizzy. Bottle at Powder Keg Diplomacy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MannyGoldberg (160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3 month old bottle at home- 8 Nov 2013. Hazy golden with a decent amount of head fluff. Nose is grassy with a bit of muted pineapple. Flavour is nicely balanced between bitter/sweet and tropical fruit. Medium body and carbo. Have had this on cask previously (unrated) but this version seems more enjoyable. Lovely refreshing beer and worth checking out.

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