Brewed by Cassels & Sons Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Christchurch, New Zealand


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johncrossland (1) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 18, 2017 does not count
Enjoying this at $8 a pint down from $10 a pint at Cassels in The Tannery. Tasting notes are bang on. Slight citrus tang to a nice smooth IPA that tastes more like British than American IPA. Hoppy but not very hoppy like American IPA. Slightly cloudy on cask pouring that clears to quite a golden colour so less brown bitter look than a British IPA with a more American IPA look. 4.6% so a bit stronger than session beer. Depends what youd call a session I suppose. My recollections of British sessions would be 4 or 5 pints. This reminded me of Old Speckled Hen British beer being quite light but also quite strong. I wouldnt be doing much apart from looking for a Vindaloo curry after 5 pints of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2016
[8302-20160520] Cask. Light fruity aroma. Clear, pale orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Fruity bitter leaf flavour has a bit of a mineraly grains finish. Medium body is quite smooth. Tasty, great as a cask. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8
(@ Cassels brewpub, Christchurch, NZ)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
2016-05-20. Crisp golden orange body with a nice creamy off white head and lace. 4+ Aroma of mandarin orange and melon is quite nice. 7+ Flavour is fairly mild, pleasant subtle hop character, moderate fruit. Touches of melon and citrus, lightly grassy note grows in the finish. Very smooth average to light bodied palate, soft to low carbonation, seems to suit it on cask. 7/4/7/3/14+ On cask at The Brewery, Christchurch, NZ.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1831) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2016
A subdued hop aroma with definite floral notes. Pours a clear caramel color, with a white foamy head with good lacing. A dry feel with a fruity hop taste with a mildly bitter fruity hop finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canadiankiwi (148) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2016
Cask poured but slightly too warm. Not much nose and not much on the palate. Floral notes but telly exceptionally subdued.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 12, 2013
The head is ok, body red-brown and cloudy. It smells yeasty, bit fruity, hoppy, malty. The taste is yeasty, malty, fruitaromatic, hoppy, aromatic. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer-yum (1538) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
An enjoyable sessionable ale that impresses when hand pulled at cellar temperature. Makes an excellent addition to any session that includes it (usually at the start).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23379) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Handpull at the source. Cloudy orange brown color, sparkler type head. Aroma of fruity sourdough bread, orange peel. Taste is creamy, smooth bitterorange and light spice. CAMRA would have a heart attack if they saw a cask ale served with a sparkler.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2013
Pint pulled from the hand pump at cassells. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with a thin but dense bone white head. On the nose sone slightly bitter hopping. Taste is slightly bitter, very crisp and refreshing, quite lagerlike.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2013
perhaps close to a bitters style...given the name, youd expect either an adventurous concoction with all kinds of mysterious brewers witchcraft, or a high abv in which case the wizardry sorts itself out. unfortunately this beer has neither. however it is still a solid and drinkable pale ale which one could quite easily session if so inclined. solid hop bitterness and mild light fruits produce an average little brew.

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