Pale, Blond and Golden Ale – 2022

BreweryBeerABVTown / CountyTasting NotesBeer NumberBarDietary
360Fastback5.2%Sheffield Park - East SussexUsing solely American hops, a contemporary Pale Ale, heavily hopped to produce intense tropical fruit flavours and a long bitter finish.1A
AbbeydaleHopback - Mosaic & Amarillo4.2%Sheffield - South YorkshireLatest in the Hopback series, this time with some big hitting American hops! Packed with Mosaic and Amarillo for a thirst-quenching and flavoursome beer. 4AGluten Free
AnarchyCitra Star4.1%Newcastle upon Tyne - Tyne and WearCitrus, grapefruit, lemon, lime, passion fruit flavours come from the hops to give a clean, crisp, light-bodied blonde.8A
Animal (XT brewery)Aardwolf4.6%Long Crendon - BuckinghamshireNoble pale.331WOOD
Animal (XT brewery)Hop Kitty Citra Pale3.9%Long Crendon - BuckinghamshireCitra triple-hopped pale ale with crisp English malt.16A
ArborSimcoe Single Hop4.0%Bristol - Gloucestershire and BristolHeavily hopped Session Pale Ale, brewed with the sole intention of showcasing the hop variety selected. A super refreshing and easy drinking beer with pungent flavours of citrus and pine. 14AGluten Free
Bad SeedSession IPA4.0%Malton - North YorkshireEasy drinking, low ABV bitter, full of flavour using three different hops in each brew.17A
BeerblefishPan Galactic Pale Ale4.6%Walthamstow - Greater LondonBright, smooth and fruity pale named partly for the gargleblaster of Douglas Adams fame, but also in honour of the Galaxy hops that make up a large part of its hop bill. Certified gluten free.21AVegan Gluten Free
BeerblefishSMASH Organic Pale Ale 5.2%Walthamstow - Greater LondonOrganic single hop pale. plenty of citrus character from organic Citra hops.24AVegan
Big Hug (Portobello Brewery)Juicy4.0%North Kensington - Greater LondonJuicy, hop forward session pale ale, large quantities of Mosaic and Chinook.26AUnfined
BluestoneLemon Drop - Single Hop4.7%Tyriet, Cilgwyn - West WalesThe lemon drop hop is well known for its Lemon & Citrus aroma and flavour.27A
BluestoneStone Cold IPA4.2%Tyriet, Cilgwyn - West WalesSimcoe and Mosaic hops give this beer big citrus and tropical fruit notes.28A
Bond BrewsGoldi-hops3.9%Wokingham - BerkshireA golden-coloured pale ale with the aroma of hops, fruit and slight sulphur. These are followed in the taste with bramble and flowery apple flavours leading to a lingering fruity but a dry bitter aftertaste.31A
BrickPeckham Pale4.5%Deptford - Greater LondonWell-balanced, refreshing hazy amber/gold coloured beer with tropical fruits and sweet orange. Bready malt notes lead to a bitter finish.35A
BrithopStreets like a jungle4.0%Belvedere - East SussexCitra session IPA.43A
BrithopThirst for Knowledge4.3%Belvedere - East SussexDouble Dry Hopped (DDH) pale ale with Sabro, Simcoe and Amarillo hops.45AUnfined
BrockleyWe are Lewisham Golden Ale4.5%Brockley - Greater LondonCelebrating Lewisham crowned as the Mayor's London Borough of Culture 2022. A golden ale brewed with Cara Gold malts, giving this beer its bright, golden colour, and hopped with local Bullion hops from neighbouring Kent imparting delicious flavours of zesty, spicy English summer fruits.47AVegan
BuxtonMystic Blonde4.6%Buxton - DerbyshireNo tasting notes available.50AVegan
By The HornsBongo La4.0%Summerstown - SurreyA special one-off cask golden ale designed & brewed by Tim and Ross from our brew team; they have used a simple malt base but have used a fantastic blend of new-world hops to created a bright, fresh and clean tropical hop profile. This is a wonderful balance of tropical hop notes dancing on a solid golden malt base.51A
Castle RockSteal my Sunshine4.5%Nottingham - NottinghamshireWest Coast style, dry-hopped pale with aromas of resinous pine and fresh citrus are backed by an assertive bitterness and subtle caramel notes.54A
CloudwaterHappy3.5%Manchester - Greater ManchesterA fresh, easy-drinking and flavoursome session pale ale.56AVegan
Crouch ValeCitra3.9%South Woodham Ferrers - EssexClean, zesty, quaffable.62A
DownlandsParticle Horizon4.8%Small Dole - West SussexHazy Citra pale.67AUnfined
EalingBlondin's Barrel3.9%Brentford - Greater LondonBlonde ale with Citra, Mosaic and Centennial.68A
East LondonJamboree4.8%Leyton - Greater LondonA hazy, blond beer with a lemon sherbet nose. The white head breaks to give a slightly bitter, gentle fruity character of orange with a touch of berries full of malt. The finish is long and bitterly dry, spicy with another hoppy citrus bloom.78AVegan
ElusiveMystery Fox4.2%Finchampstead - BerkshireA crisp and easy-going pale ale showcasing fruity Galaxy, Mosaic and Simcoe hops. This beer pours dark gold with flavours of peach, lemon, lime and tropical fruits and a clean finish. 86AVegan
ElusiveReflex4.5%Finchampstead - BerkshireBrewed with friends from the Dodo Micropub in Hanwell. Zingy and refreshing Pale Ale, with notes of orange, pine and stone fruits.88AVegan
EmpireItalian Job4.1%Huddersfield - West YorkshireNo tasting notes available.89A
Farm YardHaybob3.9%Cockerham - LancashireSession beer. Golden, malty and hints of caramel.82A
Fat CatTropical Tom4.1%Norwich - NorfolkA session IPA brewed with Mosaic hops and packed full of tropical fruit flavours of Mango, Guava and Passionfruit.85A
Five pointsPale4.4%Hackney - Greater LondonWell-balanced amber-gold pale ale with biscuit, lemon/grapefruit and some tropical notes. Hop character starts floral becoming spicy in the dryish finish with a developing bitterness. Aroma of fruit and biscuit..92A
Five pointsXPA4.0%Hackney - Greater LondonEasy drinking smooth golden ale with sweet citrus nose. Palate is of grapefruit, biscuit and tropical fruit fading in the finish with initial earthy and spicy hops becoming bitter and slightly dry.93A
Five TownsDay at the Races3.9%Wakefield - West YorkshirePale and hoppy.106A
Fuller'sSticky Wicket4.7%Chiswick - Greater LondonAmber in colour, this super sessionable beer combines rich, malt character with full on fruit hoppiness.103A
Half MoonChrysós4.1%York - East YorkshireEnglish pale ale, clean malt base with subtle floral and peach flavours.332WOOD
Harvey'sIPA3.5%Lewes - East SussexFragrant hop flavours impart a full but delicate bitterness to this classic table beer. Light and refreshing with a grassy and earthy hop aroma.107A
Hook NortonHaymaker5.0%Hook Norton - OxfordshireA strong pale ale of distinctive taste. Plenty of Goldings hops during the brewing give it a certain something extra - like sunshine dancing on the tongue.111A
Hook NortonHooky Gold4.1%Hook Norton - OxfordshireA very pale, crisp beer, with a hoppy character. A fruity aroma and a pleasant light taste.334WOOD
Hook NortonOff the Hook4.3%Hook Norton - OxfordshireA strong combination of citrus and orange notes delivering a full on refreshing beer.112A
HopkettleElement4.2%Swindon - WiltshireTriple hopped session pale. Late and dry hop additions of Mandarina Bavaria, Mosaic and Cascade hop varieties bring fresh, bright orange citrus and soft fruit flavours, with a smooth and clean bitterness in the finish.113AGluten Free
HopkettlePolaris3.7%Swindon - WiltshireUltra pale New Zealand hopped session ale. Bursting with fresh pineapple, papaya & mandarin. Balanced with a hint of spice and sweet biscuity malt.114AGluten Free
Howling HopsCountry Mile4.0%Hackney Wick - Greater LondonSession IPA with Idaho 7, Citra & Colombus115A
ImperialNah Then but not Nah Then3.8%Mexborough - South YorkshireCitrus pale ale.117A
Iron PierJoined At The Hop3.8%Gravesend - KentA light golden ale, with a hint of grainy malts as a backdrop to a varying pairing of hops. 119A
Jolly SailorJolly Decade4.5%Selby - North YorkshireA Citra hopped pale, brewed to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the brewery.118A
KentThe Quiet American4.2%Birling - KentA light and fresh American Pale Ale that is both floral and citrusy.127A
Leigh on SeaBoatyard IPA5.0%Leigh on Sea - EssexThis classic IPA leans towards a West Coast with a slight haze and big bitter finish. Brewed with Amarillo, Centennial, Mosaic and Simcoe hops.124A
Leigh on SeaLegra Pale3.9%Leigh on Sea - EssexA light, fresh and sessionable golden ale. Single hopped, during the boil and following fermentation, with lashings of Citra hops for a clean citrus flavour.131A
Leigh on SeaPress Strata to Play4.5%Leigh on Sea - EssexCollab with Elusive. Strata hop takes the main stage for this beer to give a dank-piney-passion fruit flavour, with additions of Simcoe, Chinook and Centennial for a bitter finish.123A
Liquid LightDay Tripper4.3%Nottingham - NottinghamshireThis thick juicy pale ale is packed full of Amarillo at flameout and double dry-hopped with yet more Amarillo and Motueka for a huge fruity citrusy aroma and lush notes of orange and mandarin on the palate. This monster hop profile sits well on a malt bed of pale ale, oats and Munich malt.132AVegan Unfined
Liverpool24 Carat4.1%Liverpool - MerseysideA medium bodied straw beer with hoppy citrus fruity (clementine) aromas, sweet fruity slightly honeyed flavours and dry hop bitterness, dry fruity hop finish137A
LiverpoolBig Juicy4.5%Liverpool - MerseysidePale Ale. Lots of juicy fruit and zest flavours with a soft rounded mouth feel.138A
London BrewingHasty5.0%North Finchley - Greater LondonAll US hopped with a heavydose of oats and wheat. Medium bitterness, hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo and Columbus. Bursting with juicy notes.141A
MagpieHave Your Cake & Egret4.0%Nottingham - NottinghamshireRaspberry Jam, Victoria Sponge Pale. Not too sweet and morish. 146A
ManchesterSwift Table Beer3.5%Manchester - Greater ManchesterExtra pale, gently bittered with Columbus, and finished off with Amarillo and Mosaic for some orangey and blueberry aromas.147A
Manning BrewersWoah Man3.8%Congleton - CheshireA uniquely clean drinking golden pale ale with an uplifting floral aroma. A favourite and flavoursome session beer.149A
MarblePint3.9%Salford - Greater ManchesterFresh hop aroma of grapefruit. Clean citrus hop flavour with pale malt base.  Dry bitter aftertaste and lasting hop.151AVegan
MilestoneSummer Lovin3.9%Newark - NottinghamshirePale refreshing fruit flavours. Brewed with Melon and Summit hops.153A
MutineersEmu War4.2%Bromley - Greater LondonNEIPA brewed with antipodean hops Vic Secret and Galaxy, plus a good helping on the US hop Idaho 7.154AUnfined
NailmakerMango4.0%Darton - South YorkshireThis beer uses American Mosaic hops. It provides a crisp bitterness to the beer whilst also providing lovely fruity aromas, including mango with hints of pine also coming through.156A
Nene ValleyBig Bang Theory5.3%Oundle - NorthamptonshireWell balanced pale ale with a huge hop aroma giving way to malty sweetness and a gentle bitter finish157AGluten Free
Nene ValleySimple Pleasures3.6%Oundle - NorthamptonshireA light, clean and refreshing beer packed full of Cascade and Vic Secret hops.161AGluten Free
NightjarAt One With Citra 3.9%Mytholmroyd - West YorkshireSingle hop series. Ultra pale dry hopped session, loaded with Citra hops at every stage with a small amount of dry hopping in the fermenter. Lemon drizzle, with a tang sherbet and barley plus the infamous Citra citrus on the nose.162A
NightjarLost in Ikea4.2%Mytholmroyd - West YorkshireA heavily hopped New England IPA. Tastes of creamy, fresh, ripe mango with notes of juicy melon and tangerines. Unfined and unfiltered163A
North RidingCitra Pale4.5%Snainton - North YorkshireEasy drinking premium pale ale with a grapefruit, mango and lemon taste and aroma.166A
North RidingNelson Sauvin4.5%Snainton - North YorkshireA single hop New Zealand Pale Ale using Nelson Sauvin hops, pale & fruity with a Sauvignon Blanc crisp wine like finish.165AVegan
OakhamGreen Devil6.0%Peterborough - CambridgeshirePowerful premium golden ale with soaring citrus hop aroma. Citrus hop deepens in the mouth and an unrelenting dry hoppy finish ensues.172A
OakhamKaizen5.0%Peterborough - CambridgeshireNamed after the Japanese term meaning “change for the better” or “continuous improvement.” Kaizen is a brand new Oakham IPA featuring 4 great New World hop varieties on a complex base of 5 different malts.173A
OakhamMompresson's gold5.2%Peterborough - CambridgeshireEarthy floral aromas and sweet fruit flavours lead to a long, hoppy, bittersweet finish. Named after Giles Mompesson, the corrupt 17th Century MP and Commissioner of Inns who prosecuted over 3,320 inns and taverns on the basis of spurious regulations and for personal enrichment.175A
OakhamOPA4.0%Peterborough - CambridgeshireLight gold in colour, OPA offers big bold fruity hop notes that are balanced perfectly with refreshing dry finish.179A
OakhamWould be Kings5.0%Peterborough - CambridgeshireFeaturing four excellent European hops sourced from Germany, France and Poland. Fresh pear aromas with hints of white grape lead to fresh red berry flavours and a robust yet really refreshing vibe. A clean bitterness and smooth mouthfeel complete another outstanding cask aged beer.181B
OrkneyBoulder Beach4.4%Quoyloo - Northern IslesBoulder Beach is a bright golden, single hop style American Pale Ale. The Columbus, hop offer both aroma and bitterness. The recipe offers herbal and strong lemon citrus flavours, with a bold punchy hoppy finish for such a smooth beer.183BVegan
OrkneyCliff Edge IPA4.7%Quoyloo - Northern IslesPale copper IPA intense citrus and piney aromas, tropical fruit then spicy flavours, lasting zesty mouth-watering bitterness.185B
OrkneyCorncrake4.1%Quoyloo - Northern IslesA straw coloured beer with soft citrus fruits and a floral aroma.184BVegan
ParkPoets' Corner4.1%Norbiton - Greater LondonEasy drinking, crisp and slightly fruity. Hopped with Huell Melon.188B
PenninePacific4.1%Bedale - North YorkshireA light refreshing pale ale brewed using the finest new Zealand hops having the characteristics of tropical fruits and a mild citrus palate.193B
PortobelloStiff Lip IPA5.0%North Kensington - Greater LondonA bitter dark amber premium pale with caramelised citrus, earthy hops and sweet honey notes in this smooth beer. Apricot and mango flavours. Finish is sweet increasingly spicy with a lingering bitterness. Aromas of sulphur malt and orange.199B
PortobelloSummer Blonde4.2%North Kensington - Greater LondonLight drinking amber, fruity bitter with a biscuity malty flavour, that is also present on the nose. Lingering, dry bitter finish.201B
RebellionExcalibur4.2%Marlow Bottom - BuckinghamshireA golden pale ale with fruity hop aroma, using the Callista hop. It has got lots of fruity character including strawberry and passionfruit but also low bitterness.202B
RebellionOverthrow4.3%Marlow Bottom - BuckinghamshireA well balanced pale ale with a pleasing hoppy aroma. Brewed with exclusively 100% Marris Otter pale ale malt which gives a clean and crisp base. British hops First Gold and Goldings add citrus and floral notes. American Citra hops added to the hopback add a distinct aroma of grapefruit and tropical fruit.204B
RedemptionRock the Kazbek4.0%Tottenham - Greater LondonEasy drinking blonde beer with citrus and earthy hoppy notes and a faint note of honey. There is a gentle dryish bitterness in the lingering aftertaste where the hops become spicier.
Hops: Kazbek
RedemptionTrinity3.0%Tottenham - Greater LondonThree hops (Columbus, Cascade, Chinook) produce thirst quenching golden ale with strong hoppy character and fruity flavours of lemon and grapefruit. A little honey biscuit provides a balance to the building dry bitterness and the pithy citrus notes.
SaltSabro4.5%Shipley - West YorkshireLeading with Sabro hops, this Vermont style ale is a full-tilt fruit hit of tangerine, coconut, tropical fruit, and stone fruit.218B
SaltaireSouth Island3.5%Shipley - West YorkshireThis low strength golden coloured pale ale has an intensely hoppy aroma which follows through to a well balanced fruity, citrus, hop flavour and a long hoppy finish.219B
Sambrook'sPumphouse Pale4.2%Wandsworth - Greater LondonRefreshing golden beer with a hint of citrus aroma becoming more pronounced on the palate with spicy hops, digestive biscuit and a hint of vanilla. The finish is slightly bitter, dry with peppery notes. Aroma is sweet and fruity.224B
SirenLumina4.2%Finchampstead - BerkshireJuicy tropical fruit notes, and hoppy aromas of mango and pineapple guide you towards explosive flavour, flashes of delicate citrus highlights and refreshing balanced bitterness. Siren's epiphany of a session beer drinks with a pillowy soft mouthfeel and pours with a beautiful light haze.232BGluten Free Unfined
SouthwarkLondon Pale Ale4.0%Bermondsey - Greater LondonEasy drinking gold coloured beer with sweet orange, biscuit and a trace of caramel on the palate and aroma. Citrus notes are also in the finish, which is dry, a little bitter with some spicy hops.247B
SouthwarkMayflower Session IPA4.2%Bermondsey - Greater LondonSoft malty and fruity-hoppy nose, with hints of biscuit, white grape, lychee and citrus. Full, malty and moderately hoppy-bitter, a touch of wood rounding out the light fruity hop character. Pale Amber248B
SouthwarkSingle Hop - Emperor5.0%Bermondsey - Greater LondonFeaturing Emperor (a new English Hop).245B
SouthwarkSingle Hop - Hallertau Blanc5.0%Bermondsey - Greater LondonFeaturing Hallertau Blanc.251B
StardustAcceleration5.9%White Waltham - BerkshireLight colour, low bitterness and heaps of dry hops! Expect peach, melon and grape on a soft malt base. Citra, Eclipse, Nelson and Simcoe + double dry hop = big aroma.256B
StardustEasy Pale Citra3.8%White Waltham - BerkshireA refreshing beer with citrus fruit aromas, including grapefruit and lime, from the Citra hops.258B
ThornbridgeAstryd3.8%Bakewell - DerbyshireThis juicy pale is unfined therefore naturally hazy and vegan friendly. The hop profile of Crystal and Mosaic gives this beer a finish of tropical fruits such as Guava and Mango265BVegan Unfined
ThornbridgeEscape5.0%Bakewell - DerbyshirePina Colada Pale! Escape is a brand new beer, that explodes with a resplendent bouquet of tropical fruit including of course huge notes of pineapple and coconut. It’s fresh, fruity and the perfect complement to a summers day relaxing outside.276BVegan
ThornbridgeImportance of being Ernest3.8%Bakewell - DerbyshireErnest hops are a great British variety and known for their bold flavour profile. Bountiful aromas of apricot and tangerine, it’s refreshing and full bodied with notes of lemon herbs on the palate.271B
TrackSonomo3.8%Manchester - Greater ManchesterRefreshing, sessionable, hazy pale ale to be shared, which shows our love for hops & the pursuit of pale perfection. With a simple malt base & hopped generously with Mosaic, Centennial & Citra it bursts forth with resinous notes of sticky mandarin, grapefruit. It finishes crisp & clean with a soft, pithy bitterness.294B
True NorthBlonde4.1%Sheffield - South YorkshireA golden ale all about easy drinking. Smooth vanilla and floral flavours, low on bitterness and lightly dry hopped for a fresh aroma.295B
TwickenhamNaked Ladies4.4%Twickenham - Greater LondonRefreshing dark golden ale with aromas of biscuit, stone fruit, pine and lemon citrus. These carry through to the palate, which is quite bitter with a touch of spicy hop. Long-lasting slightly astringent bitter finish.297B
Tyne BankSilver Dollar4.9%Newcastle upon Tyne - Tyne and WearRobust malt base , it has a glowing amber colour. Generous amounts of Centennial and Amarillo hops which combine for a bold citrus flavour with hints of oranges and a piney character, typical of the style.303B
Tyne BankWest Coast IPA4.0%Newcastle upon Tyne - Tyne and WearA full bodied West Coast IPA whose natural aromas and tastes of the hops ( Cascade, Chinook, Citra) create a big citrusy flavour with pine notes and a grapefruit zing.305B
VocationBread and Butter3.9%Hebden Bridge - West YorkshireUS hops are set against a backbone of British malts, so what this beer lacks in strength, it makes up for in character. Look out for fresh flavours and aromas of pine, peach, lychee & citrus fruits.306B
VocationHeart & Soul4.4%Hebden Bridge - West YorkshireA golden ale with a strong citrus aroma. Hops dominate taste and aftertaste.307B
Vocation x AmundsenHawking4.0%Hebden Bridge - West YorkshireSoft and full-bodied. The combination of four varieties of Citra hops, accompanied by Strata, gives a burst of hoppiness, with subtle layers of Melon, Peach & Grapefruit.310BUnfined
Weird BeardMariana Trench5.3%Bury - Greater ManchesterPassionfruit and citrus are noticeable throughout this golden beer that uses both New Zealand and American hops. It is malty sweet with a touch of honey on the palate and aftertaste, where the bitterness builds and lingers overlaid by dryness.313BVegan Unfined
WimbledonSW194.0%Wimbledon - Greater LondonDark gold Blond Ale with hops and malt aroma with a hint of citrus. There are lemon, apricot and biscuit notes in the hop forward flavour. The hop character, which is herbal and grassy, remains in the bitter, dry finish.
Windsor & EtonEton Boatman4.3%Windsor - BerkshireSession golden ale with tropical fruit and citrus hop aroma, continuing into the taste with some sweetness and subtle bitter finish.321B
Windsor & EtonKohinoor4.5%Windsor - BerkshireA well balanced golden ale which drinks heavier than its ABV. A classic IPA, hoppy, but with a smooth finish, easy drinking.322B
XTXT14.2%Long Crendon - BuckinghamshireA characterful and refreshing blonde beer brewed from the finest Chinook, Dr Rudi and Admiral hops to give citrus and fruity flavours match with the finest English Maris Otter and Bohemian Malts329B