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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: American Pale Ale
Ashford in the Water, England

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RATINGS: 712   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Cask & Cold Filtered Bottle; Regular.
Typical of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wine, this wonderful South Pacific Ale has a great grassy nose with kiwi fruits in abundance. The wonderful fruity mouth gives way to a great bitter finish. 5.2%

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3.4
Scopey (16277) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2011
Cask at the CP&K. It pours golden yellow, with a thin white head. The nose is floral, citrus, resin and some grass. The taste is citrus pith, grapefruit, floral, honey sweetness, light resin, pine and grass, with a pleasant bitter finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Tasty and very drinkable stuff.

2.5
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
(500ml bottle best by 7-3-11 thanks to bu11zeye) clear pale yellow with good lacing. Nose of faded hops (English effect for sure), hairspray, perm chemicals, butter, bitter and herbal. Taste is not as bad as it smells, grapefruit, cracker and faded hops.

3.5
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle 50 cl bought @ bir&fud bottega (Rome, Italy). Complex fruity aroma of grapes, grapefruit, lemon, white wine, pineapple, kiwi. Something sweet like vanilla too. Bright and clear golden/yellow color, frothy head white and creamy. Light body, moderate carbonation, VERY winy like an elegant blanc, many citrus notes. Harsh finish especially on the internal side of your mouth, long-lasting and resinous, a hint of spices (even if they aren’t surely added). It’s very, very long. Last minutes and minutes, believe me. Anyway, good drinkability but suffers the fault of becoming potentially boring. More like an encouter between an APA and a pilsener, than a normal APA.

4
highoctane (13) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2011
A fresh bottle in Oxford, England poured at cellar temperature. Aroma - grassy and herbal (read marijuana). Appearance - clear pale with a thin white lacing. Taste - Typical Nelson Sauvin tropical fruits. I get quite a bit of mango, hemp, cedar, and pine out of this one though. Palate - A little on the thin side and fizzy but tart and refreshing. I imagine on cask it would have more body. Overall - It looks like the bottled version is filtered, which I imagine is taking a bit of character away from the beer. Would like to try this on cask before saying it is thin and missing something. Still a very pleasant beer.

2.9
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2011
pale golden, nose of citrus hops and an oxidized note. firm bitterness, very extreme for the style. low malt character before citrus hops and an overriding oxidized character. overall it is clearly an aged version, but the high bittering component likely would be too extreme at any point

3
thepegjett (1281) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
A - Sharp tropical fruit A - Light gold with thin white head T - Slight sweet and sour, with strong almost sharp bitterness P - Medium to thin and slightly fizzy O - Loved the aromas, but the rest left something to be desired

3.2
goozen (4178) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle 0,5ltr: Hazy yellow coloured brew with an well balanced bitter start, white grapes/fruity/citrus taste and fine bitter finish. Again Nelson Sauvin gives beer an fine fruity and wine-like appearance.

3.6
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Cask at Get Real NY - Light floral with some grassy notes. Light lavender and herbal notes, packed with citrus. Dry finish. Sweet malts and light creamy body. Nice.

3.1
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
500ml bottle. Very pale coloured with a decent white head. Strong fruity hop aroma. Fairly thin malt base with surprisingly over the top hopping, quite astringent. I think the beer is too light to pull off the hops.

3.5
blankboy (7884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2011
Cask at The Babington Arms, Derby. Pours a clear gold with a spare lasting white head and good lacing. Aroma of light hops, citrus and tropical fruit. Pleasant hoppy flavour, grassy and citrusy, a bit sweet and with an average bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty good.


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