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

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, - AUG 17, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ <a href=http://ratebeer.com/Place/england/birmingham/ target=_new> Wellington, B2, Birmingham. Clear light orange color with a small, virtually none, off-white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, flowers, citrus, fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Very nice and refreshing. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (591) - 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 (116) - 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 (2103) - 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 (65) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garry_Evans (62) - HONG KONG - FEB 7, 2015
A nice light pale ale with good happiness but a bit too light to be great. Colour pale straw with big creamy head. Very little aroma but what there is floury with some lemon. Nice soft palate with low carbonation. Light taste with good balance of sweet and bitter. Good hoppy bitterness comes through at end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (4459) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Cask at the Wellington; clear golden yellow pour with a bubbly white head, a touch of citrus in the aroma, taste has light citrus, pale malts, crisp and clean golden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (353) - - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from Lyde Court Hereford. A smooth Pale Ale. Faint Citrus notes. A touch buttery and could do with a touch more oomph but still enjoyable:

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1785) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2998) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Cask@the hamstead, birmingham. Pale golden beer with residuall head and patchy lacing. Aroma of light citrus and pale malts. Taste is biscuit, citrus and a little bread dough. Ok beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Cask at The Bath Tavern. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and medium bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.


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