Allendale Pale Ale is certainly something a little bit different for IPA drinkers. It is a lovely deep golden ale, although slightly cloudy, with a very fine head that unfortunately doesn't last very long. It smells very hoppy but also of tropical fruit.
It's reasonably fizzy so I was surprised the head disappeared so quickly. As you know, I'm not a huge fan of pale ales but this isn't bad at all as it's more on the grapefruit side of bitterness than the usual lemon. APA is an easy drinking, refreshing pale ale that would be a perfect drink on a sunny day.
Brewed by Allendale Brewery, Northumberland