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Brewed by Wye Valley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bromyard, England

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned. AKA Hereford Pale Ale.
HPA is a truly delightful pale ale. Itís smooth on the palate, and boasts a citrus hop aroma leading to a balanced bitter finish.
Locally grown Target and Styrian Goldings hops play an important part in making this such a distinctive beer. With Maris Otter pale malt and malted wheat also being used, this is very much a pale ale with all the right ingredients.


zacgillbanks' rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle from Booths, Keswick. Pale golden, almost clear coloured with a light floral and lemon fruity flavour followed by a slight bitter-sweet finish.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5901) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
50cl bottle from Marks & Spencers, Camberley. A pale straw coloured pour with no head; musty citrus aroma; some life in the mouth with a lemony citrus taste and a grainy body; and a light grassy bitterness to finish. A rather uninspiring pale ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AaronTDubs (295) - - MAY 28, 2016
Straw color. Yeasty aroma with bright hops. Very dry and bitter. Bright hoppy flavor. Hoppy finish. Good, not great.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vladivostok (428) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2016
Very, very pale. Any paler and it would be water. Not a huge aroma and the initial flavour is a sourness which mellows into gentle dry malt. Not over-blessed with flavour or finish but this is nonetheless a pleasant and refreshing beer with no real vices.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (20933) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Cask. Extra pale yellow color, white head. Very subtle aroma. Taste is very lager like.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craighill (96) - GERMANY - AUG 9, 2015
Draught. Pale straw colour with one-finger white head. Green fruit and associated acidity dominate the aroma. Moderate but short-lived bitterness provide good drinkability. Solid example of a light refreshing summer british ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (2186) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Cask at the Black Horse, Bridgnorth. Light gold with a full and proud white head. Sulphurous aroma with a suggestion of lemon and grain. Taste is self routs, bittersweet with that eggy aftertaste. Refreshing enough but it doesnít taste particularly good. Far too Burton-y.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1663) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of biscuity malts, honey, subtle vanilla, some apple, slight lemon and spicy hops. Taste is quite sweet of honey, light lemon, biscuity malts, some apple and spicy, herbal hops. Light bodied and a soft carbonation. A crisp, herbal hop bitterness in the finish. An enjoyable pint, though average overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Cask at The White Lion, Disley, Cheshire, £3.10/pint. Pours pale golden with thick white head. Aroma is weak but sweet with some citrus. Taste opens with slight sweet citrus, some biscuit on a mid-length finish. Okay

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose, Witney. Golden with a fading white head. The aroma is mild citrus and spice. The taste is the same. Very dull english golden ale.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
at_the_hop (109) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
This beer is all about the distinctive bitter finish. When you swallow it down it has a unique but brief whack of flavour thatís unlike anything else Iíve tried. I can only describe it as 3 dimensional. Bottled the finish is floral honey. On cask itís much better - superbly dry and heady. Proper Midlands session ale. Love it.


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