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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Oakham

Style: American Pale Ale
Paddington, England

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A light malty beer full of the distinctive flavour of citra hops with powerful grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas.

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graham77 (482) - - MAR 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Pours a hazy golden colour with a good white head which retains and laces well. There is a lovely lemony, citrus hop aroma from this beer. The flavour is biscuit sweetness and lemony hops. This beer is medium sweet and medium bitter in harmony and has a very smooth velvety mouthfeel. An excellent IPA. My first taste of citra hops, this was thoroughly enjoyable.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (6087) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle from M and S. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - grapefruit and fresh sweat. Plant stalks. Taste - lemon and green stalks again. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - somewhere between an APA and a golden ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (2058) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2016
Part of the two dine for 10 offer. Pours a pale colour, taste is hoppy and citrusy. Good

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (4363) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Pours clear golden with a finger of white head. Aroma of light fruit, citrus, pine, mild malt. Taste is mild sweet with a light bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This elegant New World-style Pale Ale outlines generous citrus fruit and pineapple before easing into a refined grassy and herbal finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the sparkling golden clarity.
-Bitterness is present, but remains subtle enough. This ones mostly about aroma and flavour.
-The soft effervescence and relative dryness make for great drinkability.
-Malts offer sturdy haystacks for the hops to bounce on.
-Simple but refined and extremely satisfying; normality or Oakham?

Bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (5149) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2016
500ml bottle at home, from Marks & Spencer Simply Food, Central Station, Glasgow (bb 31 Mar 2017), malty, citrus hop aroma, straw with a lively thin white head, grapefruit, biscuit, harsh hoppiness, quite gassy, bitter hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
themightyjag (496) - - JUN 28, 2016
500ml bottle from M&S. Good sized white head, nice lacing. Slightly hazy golden body. Grapefruit and gooseberry nose, a little muted. Flavour is grapefruit, biscuit, citrus zest, citrus bitterness on the aftertaste. Light carbonation, crisp mouthfeel, reasonable body. Good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lamfrenze (15) - HONG KONG - JUN 19, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2016 Purchased from M&S store in Hong Kong. Standard IPA colour. Bubbles are not strong. Refreshing taste with attractive lychee and lemon aroma. The grapefruit aroma is not as powerful as expected. However, it is a good choice for a summer drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4457) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
UPDATED: APR 16, 2016 Deep yellow with a thin head and a faint haze, and aromas of lemon and hibiscus. Grapefruit bitterness with more lemon notes. A little caramel and honeydew melon in the background. Very quaffable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1730) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle. Flowery aroma. Flavor is subdued citrus. Lemony and grapefruit. Mild sweetness. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (3087) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2016
Flaske. Lysegul let orange med et fint skumhivrd. Duft af stale citrus og malt. Smagen er lidt gammel citrus. Drikbar men kuber vre bedre frisk.


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