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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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3.3
wheresthepath (2335) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Keg at Tweedies Bar, Grasmere. Murky gold with a thin white head. Big citrus and floral hit with a very dry finish. Loads of hops here but lacked the depth and balance of ghe Hardknot Infra-Red I’d had just before, and maybe suffered by comparison. Still decent though.

3.8
woodychevy (874) - - JUN 22, 2014
17 o bottle. Pours golden with a slight orange hue. Nice and refreshing. Grapefruit, pine, resin, passionfruit and floral notes and a nice balance/ crispness to it. Not wimpy, but the NZ hops are somehow a bit less arrogant? in-your-face? than the American equivalent. Finishes with an pleasant bitterness. Really good.

3.1
chinchill (5023) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2014
500ml bottle served in a small tulip. Appearance: Clear amber like a lager. Pungent herbal hoppy aroma. Moderately bitter as expected. Grapefruit and herbal flavor Precisely carbonated medium body.

3.5
Cybercat (5835) - Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a fairly thick ivory head. Aroma has a tempting tone of fresh hops, with hints of malt and tropical fruit. Hops really come out in the flavor, riding undertones of malt and sweet tropical fruits. Mouthfeel is smooth, reasonably firm, not very fizzy, leaving a mango and hoppy finish. A toast to the Kiwis!

4.8
BigGuyatOCI (1) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2014 does not count
fantastic use of New Zealand hop, good light straw color, tropical aromas, mango, also apricot, classic biscuit malt, citrus,

4
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Piney slightly catty aromas. Pours very bright yellow gold. Piney catty hops with hints of tropical fruits. Finishes light & dry. I like it and would like to try it cask conditioned.

3.2
kayres (888) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Crystal clear yellow. Thin white head. Dull skunky hop nose. Dull clean lager like flavore. Light bodied and a bit floral boring ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
In The Macc, Macclesfield. Yellow gold colour with a medium white head. Aroma is hops and citrus, quite nice. Flavour is nice and hoppy, bit of pine, citrus. Quite smooth palate with some hop bitterness in the finish, My missus was a nutter. Bitch.

4
s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Yellow colour ok white head slight lacing. Aroma is sweet tropical fruits. Taste is sweet malts followed by good tropical fruit hops long bitter finish. Nice medium full body nice mouthfeel. Really good this one.

3.7
BrewTom (660) - - APR 2, 2014
Nice mouth full of pineapples, papaya & grapefruit finishing with a bucket full of fuck off hops. This beer is a sweet & sour joy to behold. Rated by BrewTom


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