overall
85
88
style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Ashford in the Water, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Occasional;

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5702) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 9, 2012
Bottle 50cl, a clear yellow beer with good head. Nose is very hopy on grass and hay. Aroma is medium malty with a huge hops bouquet, very grassy and hay with high bitterness, grapefruit notes, well done beer and quite drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (5110) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 22, 2012
Hazy amber with fluffy off-white head a slight citrus aroma. Gentle carbonation, sweet malt and some lemony hops. Quite difficult to taste after human cannonball...

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (4784) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
Cask @ The Dolphin, Shrewsbury. Pretty uninspiring and quite mild for an American pale. Citrus is there, nice cool & smooth with some lemon and a touch of tangerine but it just lacks some bite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (4567) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2012
Cask @ CASK Pub & Kitchen. Hazy amber brown colour, not much head. Resin, grain & mixed fruit aroma & flavour. Dry aftertaste. Quite smooth. Quite unusual.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4390) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2009
Full bodied with aromas of hop and citrus, lots of dry bitterness, malt and orange on the palate. Satisfying and thirst quenching.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2008
Cask at Green Man, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Pint. Everyone else watching Olympic cycling. Dark gold with a small white head. Citric hop aroma and some grassiness, with a buttery malt background. Sweet, oily malt taste. Mid to strong bitterness. Liked it. But, sorry, lads, I only rated it 3.6.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2012
On cask at The York Tap. Pours a dark golden colour with a decent beige head. Aroma of pine, caramel and barley. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Mildly bitter. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2888) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 24, 2014
Cask @ The Hallamshire House, Sheffield [210314] [From memory as notes lost]
Has soft citrus tropical notes and similar flavours. Fairly hoppy, with soft sweet fruity malts, but not as hoppy as Kipling. Was quite decent as I recall...remember scoring it 3.4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2685) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Cask tapped Leeds. Amber ok head. Aroma is citrus orange taste same nice sweet malts good grapefruit hop bitters. Ok body. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2576) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Handpull cask at the Criterion, Leicester. Mid- to dark gold, clear with a decent tight white head. Slight orchard fruit aroma combined with some grain and wiid shavings. Lovely full taste with sweet apricot at the fore. Full body for a beer of this strength and you can really savour the natural carbonation. Not one of Thornbridges absolute best but solid all the same.


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