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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: American Pale Ale
Staveley, England

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17457) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
Cask handpull at Tap East. Clear gold thick lasting near white head. Hugely big tasty nettle really leafy big hop. Tasty as hell. You do have to take a deep breath after each gulp as it is so big on the leafy hop. Good stuff though

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16233) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Tap at MITM. Hazy orange color, small white, lace. Kiwi, mango and citrus in the nose. Medium-bodied. Citrusy, tropical fruity, lots of grapefruit in the aftertaste. Quite ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15763) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle, 6% @ FOneFan. Clear deep golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, little pine, little grapefruit and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15683) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle @ "Det er meget mrkt i Ulfborg", November 2012. Pours clear golden with a white bubbly head. Flowers, berries, marmelade and gasoline. Dry and sharp bitterness. Hoppy and happy!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15247) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours cloudy yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of grapefruit peel, white sugar, pine, earth and grassy hops. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
Cask at ACBF 2012. NZ hoppy, nelson, petroleum notes, fat oiley, citrus, grapes, peppery notes, light malty, light toasted notes, fruity, grassy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14477) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 10, 2012
Gravicask (PBBF2012, Tuesday)
7 Lovely hoppy aroma - peach and lychee, and other sweet fleshy fruits.
3 Mid orange, tiny brief head.
6+ Nice hoppy body, as youd expect from the aroma, but its not a very complex beer. Its only about the hops and is a bit one-dimensional.
4 Smooth and fruity. Sweetish. Big and bold, but nice.
13 Pretty tasty IPA. Fruity and fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13543) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from Booths in Kendal, Cumbria. Gold with white head. Juicy, fruity beer with a bitter edge, gooseberry and mango hints, drying later. Pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12985) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from Nelson Wines. It pours clear golden yellow with a bubbly white head. The nose is pine, passion fruit, grapefruit, elderflower and Welchs grape juice. The taste is pine, straw, resin, assertive bitterness, pithy citrus, grapefruit, pepper and floral notes with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice hopped-up pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (12669) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2012
Cask @ ACBF 2012. Blonde. Tropical fruit in the aroma. Oily hopbitter flavor, slightly watery, with pineapple and lychee. Soft soapy notes in the aftertaste.


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