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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: American Pale Ale
Staveley, England

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Keg & Bottle - Brewed with several varieties of New Zealand hops and created by a Kiwi, Head Brewer Matt Clarke. Passionfruit, mango and apricot aromas and a citrus bitterness are balanced by the sweetness of English Maris Otter barley to produce an extraordinary beer which showcases the unique hops of New Zealand.

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3.5
planky84 (3313) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Cask at the 2017 Manchester Beer Festival. Gold pour with a white head. Corn, citrus and vanilla aroma. Apricot, citrus and light malt flavour. Nice.

4
Towey1989 (2939) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Cask at The Manchester Beer Festival. A clear deep golden colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of kiwi, passionfruit, apricot, some orange, a little grapefruit, a hint of sugar, slight biscuity malts and subtle grassy hops. Taste of passionfruit, apricot, gooseberry, some kiwi, grapefruit, slight orange, a little biscuity malts and subtle floral, grassy hops. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A dry, fruity, floral hop bitterness in the finish. Packed full of NZ hops, really fruity and hoppy. My kind of IPA.

3.6
KikoDucky (179) - Trenčín, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2017
bottle from Hopticial Beer Store Doncaster. Golgen colour. Mango, kiwi, passion fruit, apricot and candy aroma. Taste: start is citrusy and tropuical fruit, sweet middle, high hoppy and bittery finnish.

3.7
MrTipple (5378) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Creamy citrus fruits, grapefruit, lemon milkshake, grain malts. Slightly hazy, dark gold, small, frothy, white head. Light bitter. More creamy citrus fruits, grapefruit again, sherbet lemon, bitterness intensifies, soft carbonation. Fantastic Golden Ale, excellent citrus fruits in aroma and palate. Cask at GBBF16, Olympia.

3.7
ekstedt (6881) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
Cask at The Rake, Southwark, London. Clear golden. Bready malt aroma, tropical fruit hops with notes of gooseberries. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

3.3
aleksander9 (1789) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2016
Clear golden with white head. Kiwi, guava and melon. Dry, earthy and crisp. Great!

3.8
TheKernOwl (214) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Golden beer with big funky grassy hops and fruit - rocket, smoked cheese and grilled apricot all there. Palate hoppy too, with mixed peel fruit. Very dry finish.

3.3
Hartoloni (239) - - JUL 2, 2016
Pours amber with loght white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma druity, passion fruit and apricot. Taste similar sweet fruit and well balanced with hops. Not bad.

3
GoufCustom (2036) - HONG KONG - JUL 2, 2016


330 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Looks: Translucent straw amber colour; Near zero head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with zero carbonation.

Aroma: Quite fragrant Ale malt, with light passion fruits, apricots, mangoes, floral, sugar, pine, light resins, biscuits and light lemon.

Taste: Mid sweet fair Ale malt, with grapefruits, faint apricots, floral, light molasses, light pine, moderate resins, dry biscuits, strong lemon oil, strong bitter hops and fresh grass.

Body: Close to light body. Watery and slightly oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Fairly good Ale maltyness in a very thin background. Strong grapefruit and citrus oil dominate, plus fair floral, moderate sweetness, biscuits, strong lemon and fresh grass to round. Very simple but quite nice!

Hoppiness: Light passion fruits, apricots, mangoes, floral, pine, light resins, and light lemon in nose. Grapefruits, faint apricots, floral, light pine, resins, strong citrus oil and fresh grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, high astringent bitter-sweet finish.

After Taste: Dry. Oily citrusy and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: I was expecting some real tropical fruity aroma from this one, but it was underwhelming and weak, yet its citrus hop taste is oily and fresh, strong and effective. Decent enough overall, but I rather have a NZ Pale Ale from New Zealand instead.

3.7
daje (4436) - NORWAY - MAY 31, 2016
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015, day 1. Hazy orange body, medium white head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, forest fruits. Taste is bitter, tropical fruits, clean and dry. Good body without being sweet. Refreshing hoppy finish, same tropical theme lasting.


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