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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma: Sweetness, fruits, flowers. Flavour: Flowers, sweetness, fruits, herbs. Medium bodied. ends herbal bitter.

3.6
Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a small, rough white head. Great, thick and juicy aromatic hops. Light body with a dry fruitiness, a very astringent bitter finish. Well made. 221112

3.6
gowdy (1116) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s house. Medium golden colour. Medium head. Very slight haze. Rather quite nice.

3
cgarvieuk (26100) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2012
bottle at home ... golden amber ... small white head ... big zezty fruity hop ...odd little smokeyness nose... soft zezty fruits ... quite bitter front ...

3.7
Scopey (15885) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap, London. It pours clear amber, with a thick white head. The nose is peppery, citrus, hopsack, freshly baked bread, grass and some farmyard. The taste is peppery hop, citrus, grass, assertive bitterness, subtle white grape, resinous, dough and spice with a dry, bitter finish. Flavoursome and very drinkable. The pint disappeared in record time, or did it evaporate in the humid climes of the Euston Tap?

3.8
kwik-lime (2068) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
Really well hopped with a massive fruity character - mainly pineapple with some hints of passionfruit and peach. Some pepper too - really enjoyable beer.

4
jamestulloch (4369) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Aroma: Passionfruit and grapefruit. Hints of menthol.



Appearance: Hazy, pale golden body with a small white head. Light carbonation. Slight lacing.



Taste: Very juicy. Fresh, bitter grapefruit flavours. Subtle pine notes. The hops are really well showcased in this.



Palate: Medium body with a slightly oily texture. Fizzy carbonation.



Overall: Hoppy, fresh and delicious. Reminds me of The Kernel’s Pale Ale Chinook Simcoe.

3.2
BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Pale golden with white head. Aroma is quite peppery, spicy, yeast, grapefruit musty. Taste is very peppery again with a little grapefruit. Very thin, watery. A thirst quencher but a bit unexciting

3.8
imdownthepub (15425) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from West Country Ales, Cheddar, Somerset. Hazy gold with white head. There is a lovely hoppy aroma when the cap is popped, this follows through to the first sip of the beer, this is dry and intensely hoppy, grapefruit and gooseberry, green and a touch raw. Lasting on the palate. A very decent beer.

3.8
jmgreenuk (10147) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. Cloudy straw yellow pour, white bubbly head. Nice hoppy spicy aroma with a bitter spicy dry hopped peppery flavour. A superb beer and I can't wait to buy more! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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