I could see a bit of sediment in the bottle so I poured it slowly and carefully, although I got a bit of cloudiness in the pour. It smells very strongly of citrus with a hint of hops.
The head disappears quite quickly but it does leave a bit of lacing on the glass. Pale ales aren't my favourite but this is very harsh. It has an overpowering grapefruit taste leaving a bitter aftertaste as if I'd sucked the pith from a grapefruit or lemon. Due to the strong zestiness it's very refreshing but the taste is just a bit too harsh for me.
I bought this as part of an Allendale mixed pack from Best of British Beer, however, I received mostly pale ales so the lovely folk at Best of British Beer agreed to send me a few darker Allendale ales from their next delivery. Now that's what I call customer service!
Brewed by Allendale, Northumberland