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


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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned. AKA Hereford Pale Ale.
HPA is a truly delightful pale ale. It’s 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6056) - - MAR 6, 2012
chiara buona schima buona persistenza naso fresco citrico luppolato beverina piuttosto secca amaro medio

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garry_Evans (51) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (3919) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (292) - - 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:

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1625) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2619) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
richie747 (39) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2014
Cask fresh at Queens Arms, Birmingham. I prefer more hops and bitterness, but this is a well balanced, easy drinking pale ale, with local ingredients.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1641) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
Cask at the Clarendon, Leamington Spa. Medium white head. Cloudy yellow body. Pear, green apple, sprinkling of hops. Sweetish. Dry finish. Watery palate. Oxidised.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerlover12345 (6) - - MAR 12, 2014 does not count
classical British easy drinking pale ale. small hop profile, and nicely balanced. very drinkable. nothing too extreme going on with the flavors which is its best characteristic. good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pudding (187) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
500ml bottle-conditioned. Faint aroma. ap: light gold, clear, thick diminishing head. Taste: lightly spiced, perhaps a little pine. Light bitterness. Medium sweetness. Palate: thin. Carbonation lively. Finish: mellow hop. ov: a light-bodied beer with delicate hop flavour.

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