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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: American Pale Ale
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Anglo-American ale brewed with a reduction of 60 minute IPA and Charles Well’s traditional English brewing ingredients.


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - DEC 10, 2013
Mild, malty IPA, bit meh. Tastes somewhat underpowered, maybe i’m too used to having hoppy/bitter IPAs.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Firecape (47) - - AUG 28, 2015
It's a watered down dogfish 60 served at the traditional English bitter temperature. Better than most bland London ales but not that good if you want some hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
peponi (820) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Aroma: caramel and nothing else. Appearence: amber color and almost no head. Taste: medium herbal bitterness, quite stalky, caramel, herbs everywhere, dry. Palate: low body and medium carbonation. Overall: What a joke! It is a tragic beer. Dogfish, where are you?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thmsboyd (119) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle BBE: 11/03/16. Well-chilled. Pours a rich, hazy amber with small/negligible patchy head. Low-medium intensity floral hop aromas, a little fruit (banana/tropical). A hint of biscuity malt. A pleasant, light floral sweetness works in harmony with a light bitterness. Light-bodied with a thin texture, medium carbonation and a gentle, lingering finish. Nothing much of note here, but an enjoyable, sessionable ale. The subtle hop character is fresh and pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mapinguarify (9) - SERBIA - AUG 14, 2015 does not count
Wow, I think this beer is a little bit underated. Well, this is not IPA, this is more American pale ale style. Nice bitter taste, great beer for hot summer days. Grass, floral and light citrus aroma, taste of caramel, toffee, biscuit. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thanatosti (1184) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2015
33 cl. bottle @ the bungalow in Vencimont, bought @ Intermarche, Givet. Clear amber with an off-white head. Malty aroma with tropical fruits. Bitter taste, nice session IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaKeAFC (733) - ITALY - AUG 8, 2015
I’d say this is a session IPA. Light gold color, clear, average head. Thin malts profile, smooth american hops. Light body, watery, mild bitter finish. Sadly not as expeted, pretty weak and average, what a pity... still ok tho.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (755) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 3, 2015
Tap at Off the Hook in Firenze. Poured into its own glass - it’s clear dark amber with a well-retaining off-white head. The nose is hop pellets, resin and grapefruit with an underlayer of malts and caramel, even hints of jam. A note of dewberry (blackberry). Tastes caramel / toffee / marmalade sweet with pretty nice grapefruit and resin bitterness. Great drinkability. I’m somewhat surprised by the low rating - I really did not think it was that bad. It’s nice considering what it claims to be.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onkelgobber (156) - Edinburgh, - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Pours fairly dark for an IPA. White small head. Doesn’t have much on the nose, but slight green aromas. Taste is not hoppy enough for an IPA, but pleasant none the less. The sweetness overpowers the dryness on the finish and leaves a nice beer taste lingering, but lacks the harshness of a proper IPA. Decent beer to go with food.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1822) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle. A clear amber-brown with a small but mostly lasting beige head. Citrus, hop, grass, citrus pith and marmalade with some chunky malt in for good measure. Medium body and carbonation. Finishes OK if a little uncertain of itself. Fine.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SinH4 (1131) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2015
Orange-copper color with white head. Bitter malts, caramel, pines, citrus. Does not really work together. Smooth carbonation. Meh.


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