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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: American Pale Ale
Horsham, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
The yeast strain used for the brewing of the pale, dry American Ales is specially imported from the USA, along with Cascade and Centennial hops, to produce this pale ale. The low colour Maris Otter malt provides a perfect light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, - JAN 28, 2012
pours pale yellow with a small frothy white head. aroma is flowery and fruity. taste is crisp, dry with citrus, good sweetness, bitter hop character, spices. its a good example.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5176) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Can. Golden and clear with a small head and medium body. Fruity with some hops. Pleasant without being outstanding.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (7337) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2016
Unclear golden color with a fine white head. Good intensity in the aroma. Medium body and an average carbonation level. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Citric, herbal, malty, pine and tropical flavor.
[Can at Cricketers in Ipswich, England]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2988) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 2, 2016
Can from ales by mail. Hazy gold to orange color. Thin white head. Medium bitter, light sweetness. Medium body. Aroma and flavour is hops, orange, pine.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (5537) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2016
Yellow, small head, aroma of marmalade, orange, butter, bitter flavor, oxidized, unpleasant, grapefruit, medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6950) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2016
330 ml can, as Dark Star APA, from Ales by Mail. ABV is 4.7%. Overcarbonated, slightly gushing can, the glass fills completely by white foam. When the beer appears underneath, it is pale golden. The huge head lasts "forever". Strong and pleasant aroma of fruity and piney American hops. Distinctly hoppy flavour on a moderately sweet base, tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine needles and resin. Bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pilsnertest (168) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2016
Draft @ Akkurat. Small white head. Steel, honey, flowers and grass. Too bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Biroholik (1039) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle to snifter @ White House, Luton
Lekko zamglony kolor w odcieniu złota i żłci. Bardzo wysoka, puszysta, ubita jak białko piana. Bardzo długo przykleja się do piwa. Pozostawia na szkle mnstwo znaczkw. Krążkowanie wzorowe. Aromat umiarkowanie słodowy, cytrusowy, kwiatowy. Mamy tutaj dojrzałe mango, grejpfrut i morele. W smaku ciasteczkowa podbudowa, potem owoce cytrusowe z grejpfrutem i mango na czele. W ustach i na podniebieniu wyczuwalne rwnież sosnowe igiełki. Goryczka średnia. Wyraźny cytrusowy, chmielowy finisz. Pełne ciało, zbita zwarta struktura. Smaczne i wysoce pijalne piwo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (1107) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Can at Clapton Hart. Clear golden colour. Lemon and grapefruit, bitter-sweet and some hop bite. Dry finish. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (840) - - APR 30, 2016
Sampled from a can from Prohibition Wines. Slightly hazy golden colour with a white head. Fruity aromas and a taste of malt, citrus and mango with undertones of wood and pine resin. A full taste with a lively bitterness. A really good and highly drinkable APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4205) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
Last stop on today beer tour. The Victoria, Lincoln. This beer was a welcome surprise to see on this area. With its golden colour, white head. It had a fruity citrus aroma with a light bitterness throughout. Nice.


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