Single Hop - Pioneer | Arbor Ales

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Single Hop - PioneerSingle Hop - Pioneer

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Arbor Ales
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jazzyjeff13 on 01-15-2013

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4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2013. Picked up some time back from Trembling Madness in York. A single-hop pale ale that uses English hop variety Pioneer.

Poured into a straight pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden-amber hue with light carbonation and visible sediment. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Some lacing. This is a lovely looking beer. Aroma of earthy, fruity hops with notes of citrus, lemongrass, hay and a whiff of freshly-mown grass. This is underpinned by hints of dry, rustic yeast, stewed hops and grainy malt.

Tastes of fruity hops with a dry, yeasty character and a bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, citrus, lemongrass, hay, earthy yeast esters, stewed hops and subtle grainy malt. Decidedly dry, with an incisive bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, spicy and tingly - the hop acids and carbonation delight the palate. Lovely body; perfectly judged. Highly astringent, with an aftertaste of lemony, citrussy bitterness and yeast.

Superb - could this be one of the best pale ales I've tried? It has fantastic balance - a fruity citrus aroma with grassy hints; backed up by a solid bitterness. Conditioning with live yeast adds depth to flavour. In short, the sum of it's qualities is pure excellence. If you are fortunate enough to see one, grab it!

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Single Hop - Pioneer from Arbor Ales
4.33 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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