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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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (919) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2017
330ml bottle. Hazy golden pour with a small off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, tropical fruit, passionfruit, apricot, citrus. Taste is similarly fruity with a nice sweetish malty backbone reminiscent of a good bitter, tropical fruit hops adding some bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, relatively low bitterness for the style and very easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (18001) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
Cask handpull at Tap East. Clear gold thick lasting near white head. Hugely big tasty nettle really leafy big hop. Tasty as hell. You do have to take a deep breath after each gulp as it is so big on the leafy hop. Good stuff though

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9879) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2012
Cask B.C."H."; metallic dark-golden beer. Nelson Sauvin, and other very fruity/flowery, blossomy hops, and lots of grapefruit too. Fruity-bitter, with grapefruit, bitter melon, lytchee. Light, but not empty MF. Gristslickness. Long bitter/hoppy aftertaste. Another excellent pale ale, in no particular national style - great!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
Colour: gold
Smell: floral hops, , grassy, pineapple, bit sweet, hops
Taste: start is very fruity and bitter, touch of caramel, some vanilla, some mango, malty in the end , bitter aftertaste, very nice !

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16569) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle, 6% @ FOneFan. Clear deep golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, little pine, little grapefruit and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18704) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
Cask at Craft Clerkenwell - 27/11/12. Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin bubbly off white head. Nose comprises hops, pine, bitter tropical fruits Tastes of bitter hops, light caramel malt tones, orange, grapefruit. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, bitter finish. Decent cask APA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4363) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14014) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from Nelson Wines. It pours clear golden yellow with a bubbly white head. The nose is pine, passion fruit, grapefruit, elderflower and Welchs grape juice. The taste is pine, straw, resin, assertive bitterness, pithy citrus, grapefruit, pepper and floral notes with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice hopped-up pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This New World Pale Ales peppery, citrusy hop resins establish themselves on the tongue for the long run, leaving plenty of bitterness on top of suave honeyed malts.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces well atop the misty honey gold.
-The hop aroma was brash compared to the bright hop flavour and finish.
-Drinkability is hindered by the high intensity of the flavour profile.
-The mouthfeel is slick and professionally rendered. This was a well tendered cask as well.

On cask at Old Fountain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (12071) - Troms, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
From the keg menu at the Hanging Bat, one third pint. Orange-gold coloured body, near-clear. Diminishing white head, fragile lacing. Inviting citrus hoppy nose. Blended flavours of pineapple and grapefruit offset by lightly sweet pale malts. Super fresh fruit bitter aftertaste. Smooth in the mouth. Medium bodied. A pleasure to drink this one (Edinburgh 11.08.2013).


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