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92
89
style
Brewed by Dark Star
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Horsham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Also available (filtered but unpasteurised) in bottles.
Brewed with five different hop varieties in the copper and then dry hopped after fermentation, this pale beer is designed for those who like their hops as an extreme sport!

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3.5
fonefan (49399) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, orange - citrus, hop oil notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, citrus - orange. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120504]

3.5
yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2011
From cask at Bree Louise. pourese hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is clear grapefruity. Distinct hoppy and crisp bitter initial flavour. Dry and fruity throughout. Hoppy and citrusy towards the finish. Ends dry and bitter.

3.5
anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2010
Cask @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity hoppy bitter finish with hints of citrus in the aftertaste.

3.4
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 1, 2010
Cask. Orangeish golden colour, with mediumsized fluffy head that settles into a small tight foamy and leaves some lace. Aroma is fruity, floral, grassy and a bit nectary with some slight caramel malts. Flavour is grass, fruits, wood and some mild nectar. Wellbalanced, and hides the ABV rather well.

3.3
omhper (25153) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm Fruity resiny grapefruity nose with some Earl Grey tea. Mid sweet near full bodied. Heavy and nearly inky. Warming and minty with extreme bitterness. Black currant lingers. More extreme than balanced.

3.4
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
February 2008
A pint in the Rake. Pleasantly hoppy without being your face. Smooth palate. Very drinkable. Ed from the Rake correctly identified 4 of the 6 hops by smell alone - respect!

3.1
cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2012
bottle in a field at cropredy ...big pine peach and passion fruit ... little of that toffee i dont like nose ... bitter oily hop front .... very bitter herbal hop linger ... really want to try this on cask but the bottles not working for me ... again that toffee malt

4.3
Leighton (21296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2011
Cask at CPK. Pours a clear, light amber with a soft, off-white head. Big, hoppy nose, very resiny and citrusy, bits of grapefruit. Great flavor. sweet with honey and burnt sugar, with lots of bitterness of leaves, earth, pine and more citrus. Medium in body with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming, mildly sticky finish, sweet but overrun with hops. Almost American in its hop characteristics. Really, really good.

3.6
Rasmus40 (20807) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter. 270213

3.7
Theydon_Bois (19537) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Cask at the Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, 30/03/13. Clear golden amber with a medium sized off white head that reduces to a film. Nose is caramel malt, hops, grapefruit, orange. Taste comprises hops, sugars, orange, juicy grapedfruit, citrus notes. Medium bodied with bite, moderate carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish. Decent - so so much better than the 2nd rate bottled offering, if ever there was a beer to split and prove how good a well kept cask is when compared to the bottled version this would be my pick!


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