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Arbor Ales
England, United Kingdom

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by CwrwAmByth on 03-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by CwrwAmByth:
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3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another straight from the fermentation vessel beer from Arbor, this time with some more American hops and a bigger abv. Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very cloudy pale golden colour, with a decent, long lasting white head.

Pungent aroma of hops.

Taste is again hops, strong and fairly fresh but also very tangy and citrusy from the US hops. Decent mouthfeel.

Overall a pretty good pale ale, hoppy and dry.

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a BB of July 2013. Purchased a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described on the label as a 'natural' pale ale - bottled straight from the fermentation tank without filtering, giving it a cloudy appearance.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A very hazy amber hue with ultra-fine sediment and medium carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of intensely pungent hops with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, white fruits, grass/hay and faint pine. Underpinned by earthy yeast, caramel malt and stewed hops. Delicious.

Tastes of overwhelming aromatic hops with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lime, citrus, grass/hay, white grape, faint melon, a hint of pine, earthy yeast, caramel malt and stewed hops. A touch of alcohol in the background. Highly attenuated and slightly spicy, followed by a herbal bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and bone-dry, with a yeasty texture. Spice on the tongue, accompanied by pleasant carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, fruitiness and earthy yeast.

Tasty - the hops hit you as soon as you crack the cap. Intensely aromatic. It looks cloudy, as you'd expect for an unfiltered beer - but I've always considered haze to be a sign of depth. The aroma is powerfully hopped, with leafy, fruity notes dominating the experience, while the flavour is similarly hoppy but just a shade more balanced. Yeast is also a noticible component. Good body; dry and prickly. Yet another top-notch effort from Arbor - the lack of filtration really seems to make the flavour that much more vibrant. Excellent; a hop-head's delight. Well worth sampling if you have the chance.

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