Brewed by Arbor
Style: American Pale Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
Brewed specially for a chap visiting from Birmingham who claimed there are no good hoppy beers brewed in Bristol and "the local brewers use the same recycled hops teabag in their brews". So, here we have a Transpacific Pale Ale, brewed without teabags but instead large amounts of American and New Zealand hops.
Due to the level of interest generated, has become an occasional brew rather than the one-off originally intended.

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joe19612 (3152) - Camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
Bottle conditioned. Pours a hazy gold colour with a fluffy white head, the aroma is hoppy with plenty of fruit especially orange, the taste is medium bitterness and fruity with a dry bitter finish.

ipabr (240) - Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2017
The description on the bottle was on the mark. NZ hops and US hops making both vinous and fruity smells and tastes.

Beese (3332) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Cask at The Three Tuns, Bristol on 20 Nov. Poured a mid golden colour, with a halo of white head. Aroma of gooseberries, burnt sugar and grain. Mango sweetness in the flavour, with some brown sugar and slightly musky notes. Finish was biscuit, hop resin and golden syrup.

minutemat (6353) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Keg @ Mother Kelly’s. Pours deep amber with fresh hoppy aroma. Zingy, hoppy character, lots of citrus, pine and grapefruit knocking about. Big flavours, decent bitterness, very refreshing tasty pale.

RichTheVillan (8549) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy amber pour with a thin bubbly beige head, grapefruit and pine aroma, taste has grapefruit, pine some citrus, pale malts, big IBUs in the bitterness.

Benzai (16993) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle [from trade with minutemat] @ home. Lightly hazy orange color, medium sized off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is very fruity and hoppy. Taste is light to moderately malty, again very fruity, grapefruit, hops, fruit hops and nicely bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation, great balance. Lovely easy drinkable hoppy pale ale. Maybe it’s just because I’m in a good mood but I really really like this beer.

leaparsons (10906) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold with an off white foam. Aromas are woody oak barrel with yeast and pithy grapefruit. Base grain with spiced oranges and melon. Leafy with minerals. Flavours are oranges and lemon with bitter grapefruit and low woody pine. Sudsy with spritzy yeast and tinned pineapple juice. Clean and grassy with a bitter finish. Very Arbor. Pretty good.

dexcansino (585) - Andalucía, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2014
Me ha encantado esta cerveza. Es una peazo de bebida refrescante, bebible y muy alta calidad. Olor a resina de pino, sabor con fondo amargo, albaricoque, melocotón pero no es dulce, con un fondo seco. Gran cerveza y muy repetible.

AshtonMcCobb (7091) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2014
On tap at the Bow Bar. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - citrus probably oranges. Taste - moee orange but a little sweet if I’m being honest. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that is disappointing as it’s not dry enough. Overall - great except for the finish.

DanielBrown (4578) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Cask at Craven Arms, Birmingham. Good. All purpose APA. Or perhaps all porpoise. Golden, clean, facile hops. Fairly fragrant.

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