Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Staveley, England


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask (unfiltered and 330ml bottle (filtered)
Made using a blend of traditional and modern hops; Goldings from the UK and Citra from the USA. Extremely pale with a citrus-floral hop character.

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stravale (3150) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle from BeerHive, Edinburgh
Bright golden, crystal clear, frothy white head than dissipates, some lacing
Aroma - juicy fresh grapefruit, hint of lemon, golden quit sweet pale malts, slight floral note, soft orange zest, very slight grass, fresh aroma
Taste - citrus grapefruit, fairly bitter zest tempered by the golden bit spicy sweet pale malts, bit of lemon zest, slight creaminess, very fresh flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body, bit oily but still light mouthfell without being cloying. Bitter zest in the middle and a little creamy again, the 6% is noticeable but it’s still crisp. Finish - more bitter zest citrus, some more spicy hop comes through, dry, lingering bitter finish
It’s good but I just prefer the NZPA which gets 3.8

johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle. Golden and clear. Hoppy and very smooth. Medium body with a slight bitterness.Gentle bitter aftertaste.Rather nice.

dantheman278 (1365) - SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle from Great Grog. Pale orange amber, thin white head fades to a tight ring. Nicely juicy nose - peaches, elderflower perhaps, citrus peel, really quite resinous actually, smells like an IPA. Lovely palate, tropical fruits, really ripe and juicy, crisp, clean but rich pils-ey malts with a big resinous, pithy hop profile, soft foamy carbonation and a lingering pithy finish. I think I actually prefer this to the NZPA. Super-refreshing, totally my thing. Nice one!

Beersiveknown (5309) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 7, 2012
bottle at home from bitter virtue 14/6/12 pale gold with fluffy white head.gentle carbonation, big bubbles, earthy seville marmalade nose. orange peel and bitterness in finish.

Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2012
Thanks Colin for this bottle. Pours a golden colour with a thin white head. An amazing aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with a great chewy passion fruit character. Alcohol is fairly prominent with mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Lovely!

cgarvieuk (26422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2012
bottle at home ... golden yellow ... white lacing ... soft lager floral orange nose ... light bitter citrus front ... big bitter linger ... lots of orange and pine ... well made crisp ... refreshing ... but totally not me 3.4

spacecube (1811) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 Pours clean golden brown with a small head. Aroma of caramel malts, some floral, herby, floral, citrus, zest and marmalade. Quite bitter finish. Light carbonation. Nice beer

evergreen0199 (3570) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, tropical fruit and citrus fruit, almost a hint of honey. Surprisingly easy to drink.

jackl (8557) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Cask @ CPK. Deep golden color with a tight, creamy white head. The nose is of summer fruits, pineapples. Subtle. The taste is more summer fruit, peaches, light floral hoppiness. A bit of acidity in the middle. Buttery smooth mouthfeel. Velvety carbonation. Medium body, very drinkable. Oily texture. Overall, a really nice golden ale.

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