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Brewed by Kelham Island
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sheffield, England

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned. Was also contract brewed at Ridleys under the name Pale Island.
A well-balanced, strong, fruity, full-drinking pale ale, flavoured with North American hops.
Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2004.

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jamestulloch (4328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Steady carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of orange pith, grain and lime. Flavour of pale malt, grassy hops and orange. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel Soft fizz. An exceptionally clean Pale Ale. This reminded me of Fyne Ales’ Hurricane Jack.

3
theprof (1242) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2016
Cask. No great scent more grain than hop but some faint citrus. Pour golden with thin lace top. Taste wise it’s a hoppy pale with a definite bitterness lingering on the palate. Overall nothing special.

3.3
Don2711 (494) - - JAN 29, 2016
Grain aroma. Quite bitter on palate. Good strength. Nice strong beer. Will try again

2.8
Mr_Pink_152 (5541) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
On tap at the lincoln TapHouse And kitchen. Golden colour with a light light citrus aroma. Taste sweet to mid bitter finish

2.7
amhart88 (136) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Light ale. Sharp aroma. Very hoppy. Hint of citrus zest, but some sweetness. Cereal in background.

3.1
Towey1989 (3266) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of grain, slight wheat, subtle cereal, some grapefruit, maybe peach and floral hops. Taste of grain, slight wheat, some grapefruit, a little peach, grass and floral hops. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A dry, lingering, floral hop bitterness in the finish. A big floral hop bitterness in this, balanced with, maybe unappealing, malts. A drinkable strong pale ale but Kelham Island and other breweries do better than this.

3.3
dchad56 (548) - - DEC 17, 2015
Bottle - clear pale yellow, decent white head. Fruity, floral aroma - initial sparkling but ok tongue / mouth. Smooth, lemony citrus flavour - good aftertaste. Nice beer.

2.1
Garrold (5606) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle. Asda. Bright gold. Barely a head. Aroma is all buttery, malty nonsense. A bare trace of hop. Taste is sweet, then bitter. Hard to elaborate on. Chewy palate. Finishes metallic bitter.

3.3
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 5, 2015
Cask at CBC Clapham, Craft 100, London. It pours a rich straw/golden color with small white head. Aroma is grainy, grassy, biscuty. Taste of toasted bread, dried leaves, grass and citrus leaves. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok

3
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Cask at a JDW pub in Manchester, Pours light amber with diminishing white head. No aroma to speak of. Taste is dry with cereal flavour and small amounts of grapefruit. Hops come in hard on a long, bitter finish. I felt the overall flavour was let down by its overtly alcoholic nature. I’d have enjoyed this more at less than 5.2% ABV, but still a decent beer.


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