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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: American Pale Ale
Staveley, England

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RATINGS: 135   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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2.6
Garrold (5174) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Booths, Ilkley. Murky, dark gold. Film of white head. Not a looker. Doesn’t drink that great, either. It’s like a beer that’s been stored too warm. I’d have to say that one or two of the beers I last got from Booths, have been like this. I don’t think this is how it left the brewery...

4.1
zacgillbanks (5128) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Pale golden with tropical fruit flavours, orange marmalade and bitter pine on the finish.

3.1
chinchill (4929) - 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.

3.9
JohnRMurdoch (4828) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Cask @ The Counting House JDW. Golden amber colour, good head. Citrus resin hop aroma. Fruity hop flavour. Smooth with bitter aftertaste. This is a good one.

3.4
Ktwse (4797) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Pours clear golden with low white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, light fruit. Taste is rich bitter with a light fruit sweetness before a lingering bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.7
MrTipple (4782) - 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.

3.8
Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2012
Orange golden colour, little white head. Aroma with pronounced NZ hops, fruity Sauvignon blanc wine, grapefruit, lychee, floral hop tones. Light sweet malty flavour, fruity bitter hops. Very pronounced hops. Light to medium body. Long hoppy finish, quite floral. Nice!
(From cask @ ACBF 2012)

3.8
DanielBrown (4500) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Pours pale yellow, with not much of the head variety. Smells like the bread counter in a Polski Sklep. Taste is initially ’not massive’, with only a frozen pond topping of lemon; but through the finish it grows and grows into a very dry hoppy beast. As I said, very dry. The hops are supremely refreshing and it has a good lightness on the tongue. Cuts through thirst.

3.7
jsquire (4421) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Clear golden color with a thin white head. Big, bright citrus and pine hop nose. This is definitely a hop head beer. The flavors include orange juice, ruby red grapefruit, pineapple, apricot jam, and some pine. Not the most balanced beer, but it is very tasty for those who want a lot of hops in beer.

3.7
daje (4341) - 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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