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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: American Pale Ale
Staveley, England

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (5001) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Pale golden with tropical fruit flavours, orange marmalade and bitter pine on the finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2012
Cask, Dispensary, Liverpool. Clear amber looks with a nice creamy lingering white head. Great juicy fruit n hop in the nose and flavour. Maybe some notes of kiwi, or did i imagine that ? Great condition, sparkling stuff. Big lingering hop bitter finish. Hugely drinkable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Aroma: Mango and kiwi notes. Sweet caramel.

Appearance: Completely clear light golden body with a thin, pure white head. Light carbonation.

Taste: Very hoppy with a tropical fruit flavour. Pine resin in there too. Dry, bitter finish.

Palate: Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Soft carbonation.

Overall: One for hop heads. Lovely sticky resin and fruit flavours. Arguably Hawksheads finest beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carldurose (15) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
Pale hoppy new world hopped British pale ale A small amount of wheat Malta adds refreshing character to the beer. Personally I am a big fan of Nelson Sauvin hop and I like the fact that now we have move passed showcasing than and into using them more technically in a blend of buttering and aroma hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stumblor (64) - - MAR 24, 2013
Wonderful pacific pale, similar to the other well hopped hawkshead beers, with a distinctive tasting citrusy hop with lots of depth. Refreshing and dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (7512) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2741) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (2445) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2013 cask at Hawkshead brewery oct 2011 ... crisp golden yellow .. thin white head ... soft citrus.. creamy orannge ... hop nose ... zezty citrus front ... juicy hop ... i dont think im a big fan of the main hop though...

bottle at home may 2012.. thanks Matt ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft citrus pine nose ... bitter front ... soft toffee malts ... zezty lemon citrus ... soft passion fruits ... long light bitter ...lots of lime peel in linger ... not really my thing 3.6

cask at fyne fest ... golden amber ... ligth haze ... soft sweet passion fruit nose .. juicy clean hop ... soft fruits ... light juicy passion fruits .. soft citrus ... nice 3.9


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