Atlantic | Sharp's Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sharp's Brewery
England, United Kingdom
sharpsbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,912
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
41
pDev:
14.21%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by Richie71:
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3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CanuckRover
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cask at The Coal Hole in London.

Medium amber with a nice white cap. Well defined lacings.

Fruity aroma, leaning towards malty red fruits, but there are some citrus notes in there as well.

Fresh citrus up front, wet and clean. Fruity malt develops pretty quickly and takes over. Again, mostly red fruit which just a touch of caramel.

This definitely falls into the English IPA character. Fairly big malt profile with complex, though not brash, hopping.

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Photo of beerinabottle
4.89/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Nicely balanced pale ale, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sharp's Brewery Atlantic Pale Ale
500 ml brown glass bottle, coded "25 FEB 16"
£2 @ Tesco Metro, Clayton Square, Liverpool, UK

First off, this is not an IPA. Had it once been labelled as an IPA, it is no longer. The back label clearly reads "STYLE: PALE ALE", and "Atlantic is a modern pale ale inspired by the Atlantic Ocean at Sharp's home on Cornwall's rugged North coast. It is brewed with precision to give complexity, subtlety and a cleanness of palate while showcasing the fresh citrus flavors of New World hops".

With all of that said, it is clean, and I don't detect any diacetyl although it is slightly mineralish, indicating an English rather than American yeast strain. And there are citrusy hops to it amongst floral and subtly grassy ones as well, but they're far from over-done. In fact they give more of a lemon-lime character than the pineapple or grapefruit one might expect of "New World hops".

It's a bottled beer that's meant to be served chilled, and it runs in that vein with a crystal clear amber body beneath a short cap of frothy white foam. It's gently malty with just a hint of caramel to it, and perfectly balanced by a stiff bitterness and zippy carbonation.

What it offers in balance and polish is off-set by lack of excitement - notice I said excitement and not character - it's just not anything more than you might expect in a modern day English pale ale. Should that, however, affect it's ratings? Certainly not. In all aspects it measures up, and I've scored it as such. As with any beer, just because it may not be your cup of tea doesn't mean it's not someone else's. I'll take their Doom Bar via cask over this any day, but I certainly wouldn't pass this by if I was looking for a crisp cool bottle on a sunny day in the park. Worth trying.

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Photo of Nolimitsbrewer
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of fr0wn3r
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of georgeanthorpe
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hdtrice
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eric5bellies
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank at The Metropole Hotel, Boulder, Western Australia.

A - Pours a Golden Amber colour, witha nice White frthy head that retains well and laces.

S - Nice fruity aromas and some citrus.

T - Nice citrus up front that gives way toa nice mildly malty taste a little nutty and bitter on the finish.

M - Medium body and carbonation

O - Decent EIPA with decent malt character to compliment the hops.

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Photo of vinicole
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.04/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a slightly hazy golden body with quickly diminishing white head
Slight citrus aroma
Dull metallic flavour and thin bodied

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Photo of mdagnew
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Johor
4.53/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer. I lived in the UK for a few years, tried a lot of ales and this is the best I found in high street shops. Taste of peach, like Buttcombe or Old Golden Hen. I really like the ale that comes from the Cornwall Sharp's brewery with Doombar for instance.

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Photo of Yallnumbskulls
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of JonnyGoldsbrough
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sharps Atlantic Pale Ale | Cornwall | 4.5% | Bottle into a half pint

Rather uninspiring bottle design announces a World beer award gold winner. Often beers that promise big thing can under-deliver...

L3.75
Deep golden.
S4
T3.5
Sweet, subtle hints of malt.
F3.5
Light and smooth. No head due to bottle.
O3.5
Extremely sessionable. Not enough character to be an absolute flavour, but this subtle pale ale from the Cornwall brewer was a pleasant beer that lived up to the accolade.

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tasted this 500 ml bottled beer on 21.10.2009, best before Mar 2010. It came in a clear glass bottle. I have a mistrust of beer presented in clear glass, but nevermind. The label says "supporting Lifeboats" and it has a RNLI crown cap.

Poured in to a pint glass, a clear pale amber body with a good fluffy head. Not much to smell; some bready malt and hops.
The taste was refreshing with a little zestiness to it, but also buttery.

This brew was not what is generally regarded as an IPA these days. I might have rated it higher, but ir became a little bit boring as I drank it. Should be better on cask.

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Photo of windowside
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mickwin
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

pale golden, frothy head.aroma of pineapple and hops, taste distinctly fruity and sweet with slightly sour aftertaste. I'm not fond of this one, much too sweet for my taste.

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Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chinakalva
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Euroglot
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mjgittens
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Atlantic from Sharp's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 41 ratings