overall
45
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style
Brewed by Wye Valley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bromyard, England

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 111   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. Its 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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (45021) - VestJylland, - AUG 17, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ <a href=http://ratebeer.com/Place/england/birmingham/ target=_new> Wellington, B2, Birmingham. Clear light orange color with a small, virtually none, off-white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, flowers, citrus, fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Very nice and refreshing. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11496) - Troms, 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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (1075) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1198) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchad56 (375) - - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6170) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AaronTDubs (377) - - MAY 28, 2016
Straw color. Yeasty aroma with bright hops. Very dry and bitter. Bright hoppy flavor. Hoppy finish. Good, not great.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vladivostok (455) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2016
Very, very pale. Any paler and it would be water. Not a huge aroma and the initial flavour is a sourness which mellows into gentle dry malt. Not over-blessed with flavour or finish but this is nonetheless a pleasant and refreshing beer with no real vices.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (22014) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Cask. Extra pale yellow color, white head. Very subtle aroma. Taste is very lager like.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craighill (100) - GERMANY - AUG 9, 2015
Draught. Pale straw colour with one-finger white head. Green fruit and associated acidity dominate the aroma. Moderate but short-lived bitterness provide good drinkability. Solid example of a light refreshing summer british ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (2470) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Cask at the Black Horse, Bridgnorth. Light gold with a full and proud white head. Sulphurous aroma with a suggestion of lemon and grain. Taste is self routs, bittersweet with that eggy aftertaste. Refreshing enough but it doesnt taste particularly good. Far too Burton-y.


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