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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JohnRMurdoch (4865) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2013
500ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Pale golden yellow colour, not much head, some sediment. Biscuit resin & citrus fruit aroma. Biscuit grapefruit & mango flavour. Dry citrus aftertaste. Possibly the best of Mallinsons single hop series.

stravale (3065) - Co. Westmeath, 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

RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2011
From Beer n Spirits, Knaresborough. Difficult to add to the very eloquent description provided by the O.P. Lovely sharp grapefruit aroma that doesn’t transfer to the taste as much as I expected. A hint of softness on the tongue, and some peach and kiwi fruit in the finish. The tang lingers around the mouth and, I think, there was some toasted almonds lurking in there too. This is sublime stuff, without the huge alcohol kick that beersof this taste tend to come with.

DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear-to-misting yellow gold with a fine cap of froth. Lime, mango, pineapple and green stems aroma. Soft and full with a fine- moussed mouthfeel; notes of mango, lemon zest and flowers and a robust bitter hop and husky malt finish. Predictably excellent.
Earlier Rating: 4/27/2011 Total Score: 3.6
500ml bottle- no. 16 in the Now That’s What I Call Hops series. Pale and dusted with fine bits in suspension and a low wisp of suds. Straight fruit salad aroma: red grape, Galia melon, pineapple chunks, Gala apple. Wriggle of shaggy pub dog and Pimms-with-mint leafiness as it warms. Flavour a slightly diluted version of the aroma, with added peach, elderflower, quinine and dunked rich tea. Very, very bitter..tonic water is not an exaggeration- virtually no malt softness to fall back on whatsover, just relentless, scouring, stripped to the bone bitterness. Hints of pollen and petals, but too much would be girly. A delightful, thickly-accented, slightly perfumed punch in the face- if there was a button I could press to deliver the first 15 beers in the series to my door I’d press it.

leaparsons (10546) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle. Golden with a white foam. Aromas are gooseberry with kiwi, melon and marmalade. Hay with floral notes. Fruity with yeast and light pine. Flavours are sweet jammy lemon with dry, woody and yeast notes. Peppery, pithy bitter grapefruit and green pine to finish. Herbal, floral and dry on the aftertaste. Very good.

BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2011
From bottle. Pours slightly hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of grapefruit, passionfruit and mango. Taste is similar, hoppy. Bit thin, quite bitter

jamestulloch (4108) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2012
Aroma: Light grapefruit and mango aroma. Very subtle soapy notes.

Appearance: Hazy, pale golden body with light yeast flecks floating around. Thin white head that slowly fades. Lively carbonation. Good lacing.

Taste: Big grapefruit and lemon flavours - this is really juicy and refreshing. Biscuity malt in the background. Lingering bitter finish.

Palate: Thin to medium body with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Average carbonation.

Overall: A fruity, delicious beer - I could happily drink several of these. For me, Citra is the best hop to use for single-hop beers.

downender (8658) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
Bottle from Corks, Bristol. Pal gold with a billowy white head and slight carbonation. Peppery, pineapple and mango aroma. Tropical fruit flavours, with slightly creamy malts and a long, dry finish. Very good.

thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
A - Full grapefruit with mango A - Light gold and hazy with dense clinging head T - Sweet and a touch sour with full bitter P - Mid and oily O - Quite good
Earlier Rating: 1/13/2012 Total Score: 3.5
A - strong, but thin citrus with Belgin yeast and banana A - light and hazy with thick head T - sweet with ample bitter P - thin to mid and soft O - decent

superflyguy (439) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
hazy gold. thin white head. left a little lacing. punchy aroma of grapefruit pith and a touch of grass. wonderful bitter zing to finish. will buy again

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