Category Archives: Pale Ale

No Frills Pale Ale

It’s been a while, dear reprobates. Much has occurred, much else has not. I have a new job, which is very exciting in and of itself but why do you need to know this? Because where I work now stocks cheeky beers. And what hap...

Dead Pony Club

I’ve had a bit of a thing for Simcoe since sampling the Simcoe Summit at CraftyBeerFest a couple of weeks ago – so naturally, I looked towards the Scottish badboys to slap me in the face with the stuff. The ever contro...

Crack of Dawn

My first foray into London’s the Late Knights Brewery, Crack of Dawn offers a “fresh hoppy hello in your gob with a polite bitterness at the end”, which – if I’m honest – makes me think of walki...

Citra

With a 98% rating on Rate Beer, an army of passionate followers and two gold medals in the International Beer Challenge behind it, there was never any doubt that Oakham’s Citra was going to be one behemoth of a beer. Our loc...

Caveman Citra

It has been one of England’s finest days so far this year and I’m sat in one of our favourite local(ish) pubs, the Hare and Billet in Blackheath with a tankard of Caveman Citra. Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake It comes with half an inch of...

Liberty Ale

Over here in Britain, there’s a widespread belief that everything in America is big. The servings, the theme parks, dare I say it… The people. The land of hope and glory, the American dream, the New World have not disa...

Hop Mountain

Brewed by Old Dominion Brewery in Dover, America, Hop Mountain is very secretive on first impressions. The bottle and label combination gives almost nothing away – other than the fact it is very hoppy. Hops, in general. The name (...

Scarecrow

A Scarecrow ale review seems somewhat tempestive paired with this spooky time of the year. Let me elucidate, there is something quite eerie about a haystack on a quest to find a brain. Thanks L. Frank Baum, creator of irrational f...

London Pale Ale

Quick Overview A classic Pale Ale. Light citrus notes, grassy on the swallow with a lovely bitter aftertaste. It’s refreshing and well balanced. Amber in colour with steady lacing and persistent head. Not as deep as other EP...

Mad Goose

Quick Overview The perfect partner for a hot summer day is this award winning pale ale. A crisp and smooth blonde ale with a refreshingly hoppy scent and a strong citrus finish. A confident blend between bitter and sweet, it prove...

Fortyniner

Quick Overview Brewed at 4.9% it is a bitter with a backbone. Golden brown in colour (texture not quite like sun) it provides a hoppy scent with bittersweet and malty flavours which linger with citrus and fruits. Traditional and s...

Spitfire Ale

Quick Overview Winner of a gold medal and Best Strong Cask-Conditioned Beer of the World at the Brewing Industry International Awards Spitfire is the archetypal ale. With a beautiful hoppiness, smooth finish and distinctive aroma,...