Brewed by Mallinsons
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Huddersfield, England


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
Previously 3.9% & 4.1%.
Originally appeared as beer #171 in 2011 - number 16 in the single variety hop series.

Our multi-award winning single hopped beer! A very pale ale, brewed using Citra hops. Amazing grapefruit and light mango nose, bitter hoppy citrus taste, with a bitter grapefruit and light passion fruit finish.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - NOV 10, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy gold with a smooth, moderately sized head. Aroma of tropical fruits. Very dry with bitter grapefruit and intense citrus hops with a late and very long bitter finish. Fairly high carbonation, perhaps a little too much. Bold and refreshing, very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (6765) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
24th June 2016: hand-pulled half-pint in The Pheasant, Wellington Shropshire. Another golden beer from Mallinsons, the name of course gives away the flavour, so another golden beer from Mallinsons with a citrus taste. Samey, with the Citra hops doing what they do best (if you like citrusy beers).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4276) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Richthevillan, cheers Rich. Golden beer small head. Aroma of grapefruit and tropical fruit. Taste is tropical fruit, grapefruit pith and citrus. Very refreshing, good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7324) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with bubbly off white head, aroma has pissy citra and a hint of mango, taste has mango, some spice and some citrus, light bitter grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (10613) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Cask at beer emporium Bristol. Clear golden. Small white head. Aroma is base cereal, zippy lemon. Flavour is semi sweet caramel, and base grains, harsh lemon bitterness. Out of balance bitterness, rough round the edges bitter lemon. Palate is decent cask condition, semi sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (2224) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Cask at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A clear golden colour with a thick, creamy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, some peach and slight grassy hops. Taste of grapefruit, orange, some mango, slight straw and subtle grassy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Good use of citra hops makes this low ABV beer shine. Tad sweet at first but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11924) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours golden yellow, nose is grapefruit, mango, taste is similar, juicy, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a clear golden, with a rocky white head. Aroma of Citra hops, grapefruit and mango. Some grassy hop flavours, with citrus and caramel. Finish was dry, with some flowery notes and grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (7465) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Backlog rating. Cask at CPK, London. It pours a slightly hazy straw color with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy, with notes of citrus, pineapple and grass. Taste is medium fruity and medium bitter. Notes of gingerbread, grapefruit and ripe apricots. Finishes medium bitter and slightly zingy with lemony notes. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stravale (2932) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Shop, Cheadle Hulme [051114]
Pale straw, slight haze, frothy white head, good head retention
Aroma - Superb fresh grapefruit, some tropical fruit, little malt, the hops speak for themselves, vibrant fresh citrus zest nose
Taste of really fresh grapefruit zest, grapefruit juice , lots of superb fresh bitter grapefruit citrus zest, very light sweet pale malt, so fresh, great flavour for the abv
Palate - Light body, bitter zest, light sweet pale malts. Finish of fresh grapefruit bitter zest
Overall - A superb Golden Ale, just so well made. Not had it on cask, but I reckon the bottle version is best

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1261) - Xiamen, CHINA - SEP 1, 2014
Cask at the Tap East, Stratford before the West Ham game on 30 August 2014. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit with a little sulphur. Sweet finish.

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