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Brewed by Wye Valley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bromyard, England

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unknown

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned. AKA Hereford Pale Ale.
HPA is a truly delightful pale ale. It’s smooth on the palate, and boasts a citrus hop aroma leading to a balanced bitter finish.
Locally grown Target and Styrian Goldings hops play an important part in making this such a distinctive beer. With Maris Otter pale malt and malted wheat also being used, this is very much a pale ale with all the right ingredients.

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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (5180) - Tyne & Wear, - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle from Booths, Keswick. Pale golden, almost clear coloured with a light floral and lemon fruity flavour followed by a slight bitter-sweet finish.


3.3
The_Osprey (7991) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Cask handpull at The Kings Arms Abergavenny with mum and Teresa. As Wye Valley HPA. Paired with Rarebit and posh fish and chips. Very pale yellow, clear, few odd bubbles, scummy off white head. Aroma is airy, biscuity, light lemongrass. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is lemongrass, mixed citrus, lemon dominant with some grapefruit. Refreshing lemongrass and soft cracker malts with a slight passionfruit finish. Would drink again. (5-4-6-4-14=3.3)

3.3
Parmenion777 (297) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2017
Pint at the Ship & Castle, Aberystwyth - pours a clear pale yellow straw colour with a very small fine white head. A light lemon citrus aroma, a hint of straw and light malt. A rich buttery taste, light sweet biscuit and light bitterness in the finish.

2.3
Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2016
Fra fat på Wellington, Birmingham 21 Sep 16. Lys gyldengul. Filmskum. Lett parfymearoma. Smaken lett aprikos & parfyme. Lite variasjon.

3.3
FourStar (18) - - DEC 8, 2016
A nice light coloured ale with a slightly grassy, hoppy flavour and smooth texture . Perfect for a lazy Sunday in the pub.

2.7
Rune (12790) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2016
Cask ale at Wellington, shared with Finn. Low, bubbly head over a bright golden body. Modest malt-fruity nose. Mixed taste of grainy malts, peaches and lemon. Leafy bitter end. Easy going (Birmingham 21.09.2016).

3
redders1974 (1473) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2016
Some barnyardy off smell nut tastes and looks fine golden hint of citra easy drinking pint at the king bill Littleborough

3.3
GuideDogSaint (1498) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 11, 2016
Cask at the Volunteers Arms, GBBF. Pours clear pale golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus. Malty butter taste. Bittersweet finish.

3.2
dchad56 (500) - - JUL 31, 2016
Draft - clear pale straw yellow with thin white head. Light lemony aroma, good mouth feel. easy drinking, good taste and finish.

2.8
berkshirejohn (6501) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
50cl bottle from Marks & Spencers, Camberley. A pale straw coloured pour with no head; musty citrus aroma; some life in the mouth with a lemony citrus taste and a grainy body; and a light grassy bitterness to finish. A rather uninspiring pale ale.

2.8
AaronTDubs (500) - - MAY 28, 2016
Straw color. Yeasty aroma with bright hops. Very dry and bitter. Bright hoppy flavor. Hoppy finish. Good, not great.


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