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Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

Appearance: Pale and golden - but not too pale as to look like lager.
Nose: Lemony citrus hops with a hint of grapefruit and spicy, peppery goldings.
Palate: Full on hops – styrian goldings to the fore, goldings giving a balanced middle and finally the rich malty fullness of maris otter as a backbone. The finish is refreshing with hops that become dryer if the cask lasts long enough!
Summary: A modern IPA, not overly bitter but still nicely ‘hoppy’ and at 4.8%, just about a session IPA for a sensible night’s drinking. The hop profile is nothing short of stunning.

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VastActiv (8088) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2018
Tap at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Color is slightly cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, lemon, some citrus, hops and malts. Pretty useless and boring.

2.9
Hermod (8643) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2018
Draught @ Maltainen Metso. Poured slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma has apricots, pineapple notes and malts. Flavor has apricotty harshness, malts and fruitiness. Harsh finish.

3.7
Piepenhenrich (1317) - Steinbach, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2017
Handpulled in the Ferry Inn, Stromness, Orkney, Scotland. Pours golden with creamy head. Has a nice balance of light malty fruity and hoppy flavors. Hops is not that much in focus like I would expect from an IPA. It's more like a reasonably hoppy, easy to drink ale. Good, though.

3
Holmen2 (4394) - NORWAY - SEP 16, 2017
From bottle at OSB påslutning at TO's 16.09.17. Clear orange golden. Off-white head. Aroma of fruits and pale malt. Similar taste, with evident hops and bitterness. More like a golden ale than an IPA.

3.3
rozsoma (1164) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - SEP 14, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2017 Cask @ Ferry Inn, Stromness. Kecsesen könnyed IPA a Swannay szortimentből...

3.7
ekstedt (7031) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2017
Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh, Scotland. Clear golden, small white head. Bready, fruity, floral hops. Dry, medium bitterness.

3.3
Derbeth (1168) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle. Golden colour, cloudy, minimal head. Aroma is mostly herbal hops, also some pine and citrus - definitely an English, not American character. Medium bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Good.

3.4
ElDesmadre (4446) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle. Lots of zesty citrus notes, medium body, biscuits, medium strong herbal bitterness. Simple, straightforward thirstquencher. Very good.

3.7
JK (6379) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Dark yellow color and a white head. Light malt flavor and hops. Aroma is also light. Smooth, delicate flavor. On the sweet side, dry, bitter hops initially, then some fruit and the hops are there in back. Good session ipa.

3.7
Heidbummer (1044) - SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Pours clear auburn. Traditional cask pale ale. Nice clean bitterness Smooth drinking. Nice.


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