Thwaites / Driftwood Pale Ale

 
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Formerly brewed at Thwaites
Style: American Pale Ale
Blackburn, England

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special for Wetherspoons Spring 2014 International Real Ale Festival.

Jason Meyer has travelled to Thwaites Brewery, in Lancashire, to brew this beer especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. This a golden-light-copper- oloured beer which really showcases the American hop varieties used, with the Newport hops coming from a farm close to the brewery in Canada, resulting in plenty of citrus, tropical fruit and resinous notes in both the aroma and flavour, plus a refreshing, dry character which continues through to the finish.
Hops used: Centennial, Newport

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3.5
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in March 2014 - Orangey Gold in colour. Average head. Some lacing. Fruity; citrus and tropical fruits. Hoppy; some resinous piney hops. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Good fruit/hop/malt balance. Mildly bitter fruity malty throughout. Moderately bitter into the dry finish. Very drinkable. Decent. (2014-03-30)

3.5
jmgreenuk (9449) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 16, 2015
Cask at the Pump House, Shirley. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a frothy white head and some clingy lace. The aroma is pine needle, grassy hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a big woody hop, grapefruit citrus palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
nihtila (3636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
15.5.2014. Cask. Aroma and flavour have grapefruit, fruits and hops, dryish finish.

3.6
Stuu666 (13395) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Cask at Wetherspoons. Golden amber, fruity nose, juicy pineapple, dry toffee, bitter.

3.1
downender (8659) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol, March 2014. Deep gold with a slight, white head. Big tropical fruit character, with a whiff of pine, sweet, creamy malts and a very bitter finish. A bit too intense.

3.1
wheresthepath (2333) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Cask at the Hope Tap. Clear copper-gold with a moderate white head. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Biscuit up front then an assertive bitterness with lots of lemon and orange. Quite sweet behind the hop bitterness and then flowers and (oddly) some smoke at the end. It’s a bit watery, and although there’s some complexity somehow the different strands of flavour didn’t all come together for me. Lacked oomph.

3.6
s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Cask jdw walsall. Amber colour ok white lacing aroma is floral tropical fruits. Taste is same nice bitter finish. Medium body good stuff.

3.6
allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2014
Cask at The White Lady. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Gentle tropical fruit aromas. Taste has more resinous hops, and a light creamy sweetness. Nice.

3.3
Beese (2740) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Cask at the Columbia Press (JDW), Watford on 3 April 2014. Poured a dark golden/ amber colour with a scummy white head. Fruity aroma with grassy and caramel notes. Initial flavours of citrus, lychee and biscuit. Finish was building, bitter hop resin, cake and marmalade.

3.5
MrTipple (4966) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Aroma: bread malts, fruits, honey, light alcohols. Appearance: clear gold, small white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: caramel, molasses, light bitters appearing towards the quite long finish. Overall: very nice APA, a sweeter example. Pint at the Willow Walk, Victoria.


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