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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%
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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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3.9
cgarvieuk (24793) - 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

3.9
77ships (9895) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2012
Cask @ ACBF 2012: clear, slightly dark orange with a white head, smell reminds me a bit of nelson sauvignon, herbal & floral hops as well, taste is bitter, herbal, floral hops but also some white grapes & melon, slight white berries, slightly fizzy, touch watery cask thingy but quite nice anyway, pint-able

3.9
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2012
Bottle at home. Vivid orangey amber with a thin, short-lived white head that leaves some light lacing. Lovely hop nose, bright tropical fruit character, hints of gooseberry, pineapple. grapefruit, orange peel. Refreshingly dry and juicy with a lovely pithy grapefruit bitterness that goes on and on. Mouthfeel is spot-on. Lovely stuff.

3.9
JohnRMurdoch (4922) - 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.

3.9
allmyvinyl (10694) - 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!

3.9
JPC1524 (208) - Devon, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2017
Bottle from Hops and Craft, Exeter. Golden hazy pour with a small white head. Tropical fruit aroma and flavour.

3.9
leaparsons (10608) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2017
Keg, The Criterion, Leicester. Hazy golden with a firm foam. Biscuit and light caramel toasted malts with lemon and grapefruit. Jammy apricot with tropical fruit. Lilt soft drink. Pithy white grape skin. Some English hedgerow. Dry spicy finish. Massively drinkable for its strength. Hawkshead not so traditional now.

3.8
EdKing (2610) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Pours pale gold, white foamy head. Nose is big and bold hoppy pale ale. Gooseberry and grapefruit with lime, spice and pinewood. Taste is grapefruit and gooseberry bitter fruit and spicy woody notes. One of the best British versions of a pale ale I’ve ever had. Excellent.

3.8
Martinus (4610) - 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 (4520) - 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.


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