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

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of Centennial, Liberty, Cascade, and Citra aroma hops by the sack full – then dry hopped during conditioning using our ‘Hoptimizer’ (Industrial sized hookah).

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3.9
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Cask @ CPK. Light golden color with a modest off-white head. The nose is quite fresh, full of cut grass, sweet lemon The taste is quite pleasant. Nicely hoppy, plenty of citrus fruit flavor. But this isn’t overpowering, not too bitter. Multiple pints are certainly possible. The body’s medium, the carbonation subtle and light. Overall, a very nice, pleasing beer. A great edition to Dark Star’s permanent rotation.

3.9
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Keg at Holyrood 9A. Yellow amber, thick white head with some lacing. Big tropical resinous nose, lychee, mango. Juicy resinous palate, hint of citrus, more mango fruit, massively hoppy! Long resinous bitter finish.

3.9
DanielBrown (4502) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Really good APA. Clear gold, loose bubbled head. Smells brambly and slightly leafy. Taste is certainly hops, but strikes me as UK hops, which may or may not be true. Clean, long bitter finish. Good tanginess. Ringing clarity of purpose.

3.9
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 keg, Knott Bar, Manchester. Pours a hazy orange. Predominantly pineapple & sherbert flavours giving a bittersweet taste, leafy/earthy finish, with yeasty flavours creeping in. Intriguing and unusual. Rerated on cask in the Kings Head, Carlisle. Lovely tropical fruit aroma, very faint sherry background. A bit of booze lurking in there with a hint of blackcurrant and caramel. Very good.

3.9
Kingy737 (4) - - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
Straight from cask in The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent. Beer in very good condition, lovely colour, super mouth feel, great hoppy aromas, very pleasant aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
ianwelby (1385) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Clear gold beer. Sour hop aroma. Flavour is similar with a strong sour fruit taste and a dry hoppy finish.

3.9
PhillyCraft (7221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
On pump at Tereaas, recommended to me by Cliff. Pours golden brownish color with medium to large frothy head. Aroma and flavor are dank pineapple, bitter pine, and a beautiful malt bill. Really surprised how nice this English cask offering was. The cascade and centennial brought some nice bitterness to the pineapple citra funk. Medium bodied. they had me at "industrial sized hookah"

3.9
sir__v (2629) - FRANCE - NOV 10, 2015
On cask @ Southampton Arms, London - UK. Color: hazy pale blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: fruity and hoppy. Small floral balance and grassy notes. Very fruity nose. Mango and peach. Taste: medium body with nice peach and exotic fruits taste. Very easy drinkable with floral hint. Very nice. I recommend it. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: sweet bitterness with no resin. Well done!

3.9
ekstedt (6773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016. Clear golden, white head. Bready malt, citrusy and piney hops. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium to high bitterness.

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Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Can : juicy aromatic nose . Bright murky orange with a good ass white head . Citrus hops , spice, wood , sweet juicy caramel: like drinking an air freshener.


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