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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: American Pale Ale
Staveley, England

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RATINGS: 145   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
sebsky (389) - ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2018
330 ml bottle @Bumble Inn,Peterborough. Golden,clear with streams of bubbles,bb 08/2018. Nose - first malts then pine comes forward. Plus some citrus in the background. Taste - light bitter,resin and citrus fruit.

3.8
EdKing (2664) - 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 (4737) - 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 (4563) - 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.

3.8
johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Bitter with some hopiness.Very clean taste with the bitterness overpowering the hop presence which surprised me. A good if not exceptional one.

3.8
stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle from Beer Hive, Edinburgh
Golden, clear, frothy white head that dissipates, bit of lacing
Aroma - Pale malts, some hay, some soft grassy hops, bit of must
Taste - Better than the aroma - grassy hops, some resinous hops, sweet palate malts, bit of damp hay, some zest. In the middle, more bitterness but tempered by the sweetish hay malts. Unusual hops here, bit earthy as well. Quite complex. Not that fruity, more zest, grassy and wet hay.
Palate - soft carb, medium body. Finish - more bitter here, now bitter grapefruit coming through and more zest, less grass. Quite a complex linger of hops left in the lingering
Overall - Hard to describe this one as it’s rather unusual. I liked it though, the bitterness seems to want to be overpowering but is always held back by the malts. It’s a very good beer

3.8
zimbo (982) - 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
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 it’s the zestiness that domiantes and is really tasty.

3.8
Leighton (22812) - 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.


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