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Brewed by Ilkley Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ilkley, England

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Status uncertain. Also available bottled.
A dry crisp pale ale strongly hopped with wonderfully floral Nelson Sauvin hops to give a strong but mellow citrus finish.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Infiniteipa (30) - - JAN 25, 2014
An excellent pale from Ilkley, pours golden in colour, pungent NZ hops in the Aroma. Taste is catty, grassy NZ hops, with a perfectly pitched bitterness for a pale ale. Nelson Sauvin hops are used to great effect here, I would easily put this beer right up there with Kernel and Magic Rocks offerings.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (3071) - SPAIN - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle 33cl @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. A: Golden. T: Hops, citrusy, bitter, slightly malty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (7052) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Cask at Milton Keynes Beer Festival; clear yellow pour with a big bubbly white head, aroma has light pine, taste has bitter grapefruit biscuity malts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8039) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Cask-conditioned at the Shakespeare, Prince Street, Bristol, 11/10/2016. Golden in colour, with a slight, off-white, head. Biscuity malts, citrus fruits, leafy hops and a moderately bitter finish. Good.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nurmis (471) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Draft at the three stags pub in London. Pours golden and slightly hazy with a large white head. Honey, hops, some fruitiness. Watery.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4394) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle from Morrisons. Did not pick the NZ hops. Shows what I know. Very bitter hops, green, hedgerow, early cricket season dew tart. Quite good. Good value too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbroadbent (5) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016 does not count
Slightly fruity citric aroma, quite hoppy but not strong; reddy amber in colour with a slight haze, head is a wonderfully fluffy just off-white medium size head that reminds me of a draft bitter; mouthfeel is incredibly smooth with a reasonably light body and very little carbonation. Overall its a great looking beer with a very nice mouthfeel to it but neither the aroma nor the flavour is strong enough for it to be a great pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7965) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
(Cask at Craft Beer Covent Garden, London, 24 April 2016) Golden amber colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit, biscuits and grass. Malty, hoppy taste with citrus, grapefruit, lemon peel, grass, biscuits and a balanced citric bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and highly drinkable with a fresh hop character. Nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3596) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of white wine, vine tomatoes and gin. Flavour of lemon, grassy hops and red pepper. Thin to medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Id like to try this on cask.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ATulloch (223) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2016
Bottle shared with Jamestulloch. Pours a clear orange with small head. Aromas of orange peel, grass and vine tomatoes. Flavour is orange pith with light citrus and fresh hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
toscanoigor (137) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - MAR 16, 2016
Tomada do tap. Dourada, com pouca formao de espuma, turva. Aromas muito agradveis de frutas ctricas. Na boca, o gosto ctrico d origem a um final levemente amargo e refrescante. timo corpo, boa sensao de frescor.


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