Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Appearance: Pale and golden - but not too pale as to look like lager.
Nose: Lemony citrus hops with a hint of grapefruit and spicy, peppery goldings.
Palate: Full on hops – styrian goldings to the fore, goldings giving a balanced middle and finally the rich malty fullness of maris otter as a backbone. The finish is refreshing with hops that become dryer if the cask lasts long enough!
Summary: A modern IPA, not overly bitter but still nicely ‘hoppy’ and at 4.8%, just about a session IPA for a sensible night’s drinking. The hop profile is nothing short of stunning.

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fonefan (48808) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Cask and Barrel, 115 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3RZ.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a large, creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, peel bitter, hoppy, grapefruit, dusty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100205]

yespr (44811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild citrusy and toasted malty. Light breadish. Citrusy, light peachy and crisp grassy hoppy. Citrusy and crisp hoppy finish.

Ungstrup (37333) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of lemons, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and cardboard, leading to a dry and bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

joergen (27984) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle at yespr. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass andcitrus with notes of lemon soda. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and citrus. Hoppy finish.

oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2011
[email protected] Bree Louise, London. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, mild honey and quite herbal and bitter. Flavour is fruits, herbs, wood, resin and some wooden notes.

anders37 (26257) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grainy hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear golden with an off-white head. Very fresh citrusy hops. Medium body, sweet fruitiness, a little phenols and a dry, hoppy finish. Nice. 290911

omhper (24980) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2011
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear deep golden. Fruity nose with some sweaty grapefruit peels. Sweet, medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Typical Scottish style - sweet and mild. Honey-like finish with slight spicy bitterness.

madmitch76 (24537) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
14th March 2015
Bright clear gold beer, good off white head. Palate is light and minerally crisp. Light malts bring mild sweetness. Mellow floralness in the mid. Hops are yellow grapefruit made lively by the minerally carbonation. Pithy bitterness leads to a nice juicy orange and a whisper of peach. Finishes light and semi dry. Clean and pretty drinkable.

cgarvieuk (24236) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2008
UPDATED: APR 23, 2012 Cask at Edinburgh Beer festival 2008... Bright golden yellow ... grassy hop nose ... dry grassy hop not my thing... some grapefruit.3.3 cask at abbotsfors ... sweet juicy mellow hop ... oily sweet lemon 3.7

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