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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
McNeillR (2315) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Bright golden. Fluffed dissipating head. Sweet full cone nose, honest and earthy. Hop water looseness with gripping bitterness. Oily mouthfeel and crisp tacked towards finish. Simple hop sweetness. Not enough Nelson.

Bottle, Cornelius

3.7
Rune (12730) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
From the keg menu at the Hanging Bat, one third pint. Orange-gold coloured body, near-clear. Diminishing white head, fragile lacing. Inviting citrus hoppy nose. Blended flavours of pineapple and grapefruit offset by lightly sweet pale malts. Super fresh fruit bitter aftertaste. Smooth in the mouth. Medium bodied. A pleasure to drink this one (Edinburgh 11.08.2013).

3.5
chimpgibbon (555) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle from Cornelius. Clear golden pour, decent pale head w/creamy lacing. Bready with some cheese. Sharp then sweet in the mouth with a dry finish. Taste is pine, biscuit, touch of citrus. Nice finish.

2.9
jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Golden with a quickly diminishing thin white head. Aroma of earthy hops and caramel malt. Taste is sweet with a medium-heavy bitter finish. Pretty thin almost watery texture, medium carbonation. Distinctly average.

3.9
allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Keg at Hanging Bat. Aromas are peach and grapefruit, touch of bread. Taste a good balance of sweet and bitter. Medium bodied, creamy texture, good carbonation. Finishes bitter but refreshing. A superior IPA!

4
RichTheVillan (7835) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
Cask at the Craven Arms; Hazy straw yellow pour with frothy white head, piney hop aroma, pineapple taste, prickly nettles very fruity and fresh, decent bitterness, excellent beer.

3.4
Hanoi (951) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle: Nose is peach and light grapefruit, light floral notes and pine; fades quickly. Taste is satsuma and clementines; pith, leading to slight herbal notes and a pine finish. There is a pleasing dryness to the beer. A nice American style IPA, but nothing to particularly raise it from the 1,453,232 other American style IPAs currently on sale from British craft brewers.

3.4
evergreen0199 (3365) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A golden/straw coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, pine aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit, quite bitter with a dry ending.

3.7
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This New World Pale Ale’s peppery, citrusy hop resins establish themselves on the tongue for the long run, leaving plenty of bitterness on top of suave honeyed malts.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces well atop the misty honey gold.
-The hop aroma was brash compared to the bright hop flavour and finish.
-Drinkability is hindered by the high intensity of the flavour profile.
-The mouthfeel is slick and professionally rendered. This was a well tendered cask as well.

On cask at Old Fountain.

3.8
Leighton (21232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Cask at the Old Fountain - London. Pours mostly clear, yellow-gold with a strong, fluffy white head. Pale malt nose, mildly bready, some straw, dry lemon. Medium sweet flavor with some bread, lightly tangy tangerine, rioe orange, earthy hay, mild grass. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with moderate piney resins, bready pale malts, further tangy tangerine, some spicy pine, nips of alcohol, grass, dirt. A somewhat atypical APA but pretty well nuanced.


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