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


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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (2741) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Golden colour good white head and lacing. Aroma is great orange citrus airfreshner. Taste is orange honey sweet malts nice hoppy bitter finish. Medium full body nice smooth mouthfeel soft carbonated. I love this best golden ale Ive ever had by far, more great stuff from ilkley brewery!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1905) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
LIVE RATING: Cask at CBI, London on 11th May 2013. Slightly hazy gold with thin white lacing foam. Hoppy aroma with some earthy pungency. Deliciously hoppy in-mouth with rich grassiness and savoury notes. Floral and fruity flavours in the background. Building bitterness in finish, with cheesiness and grass balancing out nicely. Zingy, engaging mouthfeel. A lush pint to sup and savour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Bottle Booths Penrith. It was the words Nelson Sauvin that appealed to me and I wish theyd shoved more in! Floral, tangy with a biscuit malt backbone. Beautiful pale beer, white head that disappears fairly fast and a faintly metallic finish. Need to try this on cask. Rerated 14.11.14: seems even hoppier, more jammier and more rounded. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Drunk from Bottle Aroma wasnt as good as the flavour. Zingy, hoppy and bouncy taste with a medium bitter aftertaste. A lagery-pale ale perfect for a pub garden in the summer, where a couple would go straight to your head. Less good on a winters night, but a nicely made pint nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (10300) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle courtesy of dad, (cheers dad) consumed at Isobels, Friday 10th October 2014 shared with dad & Baz Pours light lemony gold with white head. Wonderful fresh zippy nose. This is crisp, fruity and the NZ hops are superb here really singing. Dad said he got this from Morrissons, all I can say is this is a superb supermarket beer and in very esteemed beery company this more than held its own. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov16 4.0

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
swampwater (66) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Came with a Beer 52 order. Bottled.

Aroma: Hops, malt, black pepper, hay.
Appearance: Pours a clear gold colour. Light white head, that lingers.
Taste: A very bitter hop taste. Slight caramel notes, with a peppery finish.
Palate: Quite bitter, yet smooth. Light carbonation. Light body.
Overall: Really odd, this one. A nice hoppy pale ale, thats very bitter... then smooth... then peppery. That black pepper after taste is odd, yet strangely refreshing. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaKeAFC (1095) - ITALY - AUG 16, 2015
On tap. Nice golden color, average white head, lacing. Nice smell too. Aroma has soft biscuits malts with loads of resin hops. Is this how NZ hops is like? Tastes good! Mild citrusy tones, lots of resin and hops. Body is medium to full, very filling. Taste is bitter, long bitter finish with hops, sticky. And incredibly enough this is just a 4.2 ABV, feels much more bigger than it really is. Very good one, loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (4736) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2014 Cask @ The 3 Judges & bottle from Drygate. Oaty hoppy spicy grassy aroma. Golden yellow colour. Big spicy citrus fruit flavour with bitter aftertaste. Good golden ale.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (10270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2014
500ml bottle from Booths. Pours clear pale yellow, thin white head. Aromas are floral and light citrus, white grape and light malt. Taste packs a fair hop punch, but manages to balance out with light sweet notes. Very nice.

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