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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (956) - SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2012
Served from a super fresh cask at the brewery. Almost clear deep golden colour with a thick blanket of head which waves everywhere. Hungry deep tropical fruit bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Bottled 26/05/13. A yellowy gold coloured beer with a white ring of head and a little lace. A lovely sharp zesty beer. A great hop profile and lovely pale malts. Pretty bitter but its the zestiness that domiantes and is really tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20821) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3041) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Cask Half Pint at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London in Dec 2013 - Yellowy Gold in colour. Very Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Very Fruity; bitter grapefruit citrus, peaches, tropical fruits. Malty; biscuity malts. Lovely bitter hoppy fruity throughout. Finishes dry. Enjoyed this a lot. Terrific APA!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (874) - - JUN 22, 2014
17 o bottle. Pours golden with a slight orange hue. Nice and refreshing. Grapefruit, pine, resin, passionfruit and floral notes and a nice balance/ crispness to it. Not wimpy, but the NZ hops are somehow a bit less arrogant? in-your-face? than the American equivalent. Finishes with an pleasant bitterness. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (2008) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a light gold color with a slight head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is a pineapple grapefruit flavor. It resonates slightly bitter

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (2072) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
On cask at Hawkshead Beer Hall, Staveley - Clear orange body, thin white head. 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (11637) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle at home picked up at the brewery. Translucent light orange / golden coloured pour with a lasting loose white head. Aroma is grainy, cut grass, mango juice, some funky tropical fruit, bruised fruit. Flavour is composed of tangy pineapple and mango, grainy, damp hay and straw. Firm cut grass hop bitterness. A nice tangy citrus and tropical fruit. Palate is mdeium bodied, slightly grainy, semi-sweet, moderate carbonation, Drying finish. Pretty unusual but i dig it.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (214) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Golden beer with big funky grassy hops and fruit - rocket, smoked cheese and grilled apricot all there. Palate hoppy too, with mixed peel fruit. Very dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (7317) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2017
330ml bottle. Milky, orangey golden colour with average, thick, fluffy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy and tropical fruity, hoppy aroma, notes of passion fruit, mango, grapefruit, orange, orange zest, marmalade, hints of peach and apricot. Taste is citrusy and tropical fruity hoppy, slightly piny, moderately bitter, slightly sweet, biscuity malty basis, (in comparison to the aroma) minimally diluted notes of passion fruit, mango, orange, grapefruit, some marmalade, hints of peach and apricot, minimally grassy, waxy and chalky overtones; soft palate, gentle carbonation. Wonderful.


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