overall
75
76
style
Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland

bottled
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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (309) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAR 29, 2014
Cask at NERAX. Lightly hazy golden pour, thin dissipating white head. Hot caramel, bramble, light pine on the nose. Smooth malt flavour, with a pretty mean noble hop tasting bitterness. Lots of piney wood flavour. Smooth but thick mouthfeel, with a piney and floral aftertaste.


3.7
ekstedt (6786) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2017
Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh, Scotland. Clear golden, small white head. Bready, fruity, floral hops. Dry, medium bitterness.

3.3
Derbeth (946) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle. Golden colour, cloudy, minimal head. Aroma is mostly herbal hops, also some pine and citrus - definitely an English, not American character. Medium bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Good.

3.4
ElDesmadre (3627) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle. Lots of zesty citrus notes, medium body, biscuits, medium strong herbal bitterness. Simple, straightforward thirstquencher. Very good.

3.7
JK (6162) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Dark yellow color and a white head. Light malt flavor and hops. Aroma is also light. Smooth, delicate flavor. On the sweet side, dry, bitter hops initially, then some fruit and the hops are there in back. Good session ipa.

3.7
Heidbummer (650) - SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Pours clear auburn. Traditional cask pale ale. Nice clean bitterness Smooth drinking. Nice.

3.6
theprof (961) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Cask. Aroma mildly grapefruit and floral hops. Pours pale amber. Thin top broken fading lacing. Tastes pleasantly of Maris Otter and so many brewers talk of ingredients and then bury them. This one does what it promises and delivers a session IPA.

3.4
MrTipple (4968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Intense grain and bread malts, floral hops. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. Grain and cereal malts continue, intensifying floral hops, some citrus fruits, bitter finish. OK ’English-style’ IPA, but nothing too spectacular. Cask at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

3.4
Rune (12803) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 26, 2016
500ml bottle bought at The Brig Larder, Kirkwall. Pearl white head to a bright amber-gold body. Crocheted lacing down glass. Smell of leafy hops. Taste of grapefruit and juicy malts added by a spicy twist. Resinous bitterness to the ending. Medium bodied. Clean, fresh and nice (Hotel room, Kirkwall 15.04.2016).

3.6
kamwitsta (553) - POLAND - FEB 8, 2016
Aroma: faint grapefruit with maybe no more than a whiff of flowers. Appearance: light gold, clear, with a head like beaten egg whites, fine and super stable. Taste: bitter, a bit sour, and just a tad sweet. Palate: body light; carbonation below average; finish bitter. Overall: not special, not great, but decent, nice, to session and to enjoy.

3.3
jjsint (3110) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Handpull cask at the Cavens Arms, Dumfries. Light to mid-gold, with a light white head and considerable lacing. Astringent aroma with a strong note of citrus. Lip-smacking bitter/savoury aroma. Sea salt, sulphur, TCP, lemon and gardenia all vie for attention in the taste. Bitter and astringent finish. An interesting interpretation of the classic pale ale.


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