Pathmaker
Black Sheep Brewery PLC

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,294
ABV:
4%
Score:
83
Ranked #50,954
Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 11.14%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
10
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Black Sheep Brewery PLC
 
England, United Kingdom
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Steve555 from Wales

2.4/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Piney aroma, drank straight from the can so can't tell much about the look so gave it similar to other scores.. Taste is very tart, fruity hops trying but failing to burst through an acrid bitterness. Taste of metal and chemistry sets. Not that pleasant. Shan't be revisiting.

Friday at 08:35 PM
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml Can from B&M Bargains (£1.25):
An interesting beer that definitely started off better than expected thanks to the freshness & to a lesser extent the liveliness of the nose, there was some nice citrus & pine coming through with a strong floral aroma too. Things died down slightly with the nose which was a little disappointing, I'd have liked to see more of the floral flavours coming through with the bitter hops, although some of both did show but I wanted to see more. It was a balanced beer but definitely not as crisp or sharp as some of the better American versions of the style which held it back a little & I'm not sure it's one I'd hurry back to really.

May 28, 2018
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EmperorBevis from England

3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330 ml can picked up from budget supermarket B&Ms
pours a barley sugar coloured body wih good white head
big aroma of lemony citrus and match sulphouraura
nice balanced hoppy pale

Apr 02, 2018
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jazzyjeff13 from England

3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml can with a BB of March 2018. ABV is stated as 5.6%. Acquired a while back from Morrisons. Named for the founder of Black Sheep, Paul Theakston, and described as a pale ale hopped with Chinook.

A: Poured into a tulip. A rich, hazy amber hue with good carbonation. Produces a large head of frothy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Nice lacing.

S: Aroma of fruity hops with hints of floral notes, honey, hay, leafiness, grainy malt, mild barley sugar, fruity ale yeast and subtle earthiness. Decent - a shade hoppier than their usual output.

T: Tastes of moderately fruity hops with notes of floral hints, mild citrus peel, faint resin, honey, hay, leafiness, subtle caramel malt, grain, barley sugar, fruity ale yeast and a touch of earthiness. Quite dry, followed by a modest bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with soft carbonation and good body. Lightly astringent. Aftertaste of bitter fruity hops, leafiness, mild caramel malt and ale yeast.

O: Alright, if not amazing (better than their other 'craft' offerings). Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are balanced and slightly hop-forward. Nice body. Goes down OK but doesn't set the senses on fire. No need to hunt it down.

Mar 06, 2018
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vinicole from England

3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cask. Straw colour with a thin head. Slight hazy carbonation.
Citrus and floral hops. Light malt.
Initial sweetness is quickly dispersed by a hop bitterness.
Reasonable condition.

Mar 09, 2017
Pathmaker from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 10 ratings