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Dark Star American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London13 Apr 2024
The New InnCanterbury, Kent17 Feb 2024
The PartridgeBromley, Greater London10 Feb 2024
Platform TavernSouthampton, Hampshire27 Jan 2024
The New InnMinster (Thanet), Kent26 Nov 2023
The Three GuineasReading, Berkshire29 May 2023
The Prince AlbertBrighton, East Sussex19 May 2023
The George in RyeRye, East Sussex30 Mar 2023
Banks Ale & Wine HouseCliftonville, Kent20 Sep 2022
The Round HouseCovent Garden, Central London16 Nov 2021
The Prince BlucherTwickenham, Greater London29 Oct 2021
The MonumentCanterbury, Kent24 Oct 2021
Blythe Hill TavernForest Hill, Greater London12 Oct 2021
The Hand & FlowerKensington, Central London15 Mar 2020
Bake & AlehouseWestgate-on-Sea, Kent12 Mar 2020
The Evening StarBrighton, East Sussex06 Feb 2020
The Basketmakers ArmsBrighton, East Sussex25 Nov 2019
12 Degrees (a.k.a. RAMS Micropub 12 Degrees)Rochester, Kent27 May 2019
Larkins' AlehouseCranbrook, Kent20 Apr 2019
Carpenters ArmsColdred, Kent20 Mar 2019
Leyton StarLeyton, Greater London17 Feb 2019
The Fat CatNorwich, Norfolk11 Feb 2019
The Parcel YardKing's Cross / St Pancras, Central London07 Feb 2019
The Mash TunDover, Kent03 Feb 2019
The CricketersDorking, Surrey16 Jan 2019
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent15 Jan 2019
The White SwanReading Street, Kent07 Jan 2019
The Queens HeadSoho, Central London04 Jan 2019
The Wykeham ArmsWinchester, Hampshire29 Dec 2018
The Red LionRamsgate, Kent29 Dec 2018
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent29 Dec 2018
Upminster TapRoomUpminster, Greater London01 Dec 2018
The Crown and ShuttleShoreditch, Central London29 Oct 2018
The Mad Bishop & BearPaddington, Central London26 Oct 2018
The Admiral's ArmQueenborough, Kent11 Oct 2018
The MitreRichmond, Greater London04 Oct 2018
Mind the GapBroadstairs, Kent03 Oct 2018
The Wenlock ArmsHoxton, Central London22 Sep 2018
The BerryWalmer, Kent22 Aug 2018
Furlongs Ale HouseFaversham, Kent18 Jul 2018
The Conqueror AlehouseRamsgate, Kent15 Jul 2018
Sonder (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse; The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse)Broadstairs, Kent11 Apr 2018
The GreyhoundSydenham, Greater London02 Apr 2018
The Corner HouseWorthing, West Sussex14 Feb 2018
Eats 'n' Beats Bar & Kitchen (formerly Ravensgate Arms)Ramsgate, Kent10 Feb 2018
Montefiore ArmsRamsgate, Kent15 Jan 2018
Craft Beer Co.Limehouse, Greater London11 Jan 2018
The TowerSt Leonards on Sea, East Sussex18 Nov 2017
The Cambridge BlueCambridge, Cambridgeshire07 Oct 2017
Bocas (formerly Simmons Old Street; Craft Beer Co.)Old Street, Central London03 Oct 2017
Craft Beer Co.Brixton, Greater London15 Aug 2017
TownhousePetersfield, Hampshire06 Aug 2017
The Lifeboat Ale & Cider HouseMargate, Kent28 Jul 2017
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent21 Jul 2017
The Handsome SamWhitstable, Kent30 Jun 2017
The Compass AlehouseGravesend, Kent09 Jun 2017
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2017Margate, Kent16 Apr 2017
The BellWalthamstow, Greater London13 Mar 2017
Dartford Working Men's ClubDartford, Kent04 Jan 2017
Pelt TraderCity, Central London12 Dec 2016
Ship InnDeal, Kent26 Nov 2016
Ye Olde Black HorseRottingdean, East Sussex05 Nov 2016
The Brewers ArmsLewes, East Sussex31 Oct 2016
The Three JohnsIslington, Central London15 Oct 2016
The Cellars AlehouseMaidstone, Kent16 Sep 2016
The Lighthouse Tasting Rooms (formerly The Waiting Room)Folkestone, Kent31 Aug 2016
The Ship InnSandgate, Kent29 Aug 2016
The Hovelling Boat InnRamsgate, Kent09 Aug 2016
The Sun InnDunsfold, Surrey01 Jul 2016
The Fox & CrownNewark, Nottinghamshire14 Jun 2016
Tap EastStratford, Greater London02 May 2016
The Milk HouseSissinghurst, Kent20 Feb 2016
The Cock TavernHackney, Greater London05 Feb 2016
The RakeSouthwark, Central London04 Feb 2016
Flint Cottage (formerly The Bootlegger)High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire23 Jan 2016
The Tap RoomCliftonville, Kent30 Dec 2015
Royal StandardWooburn Common, Buckinghamshire21 Nov 2015
The Lion and LobsterBrighton, East Sussex14 Nov 2015
The Door HingeWelling, Greater London26 Sep 2015
The Two HalvesMargate, Kent22 Aug 2015
The Flying PigCambridge, Cambridgeshire23 Jul 2015
The Flying CircusNewark, Nottinghamshire07 Jul 2015
The Firkin AlehouseFolkestone, Kent02 May 2015
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent02 May 2015
The MagnetStockport, Greater Manchester25 Apr 2015
Bridge InnBristol, Avon17 Mar 2015
Leyton Orient Supporters ClubLeyton, Greater London27 Feb 2015
Craft Beer Co.Islington, Central London16 Feb 2015
The Water PoetSpitalfields, Central London16 Feb 2015
StormbirdCamberwell, Greater London21 Jan 2015
The Willow WalkVictoria, Central London18 Jan 2015
Brents TavernFaversham, Kent08 Jan 2015
The Weavers Real Ale HouseKidderminster, Worcestershire02 Oct 2014
six°northAberdeen, Aberdeenshire10 Sep 2014
The Duke of WellingtonShoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex06 Sep 2014
J. W. Lennon'sBrighton, East Sussex17 Jul 2014
The Man of Kent Ale HouseRochester, Kent10 Jul 2014
Thomson's BarEdinburgh, Edinburgh, City of05 Jul 2014
Kipps' AlehouseFolkestone, Kent30 Jun 2014
The RoseNorwich, Norfolk24 Jun 2014
Kite at the Red Hart (formerly Red Hart)Hitchin, Hertfordshire03 Jun 2014
The Bouncing BarrelHerne Bay, Kent26 May 2014
General HavelockHastings, East Sussex17 May 2014
Bunch of GrapesPontypridd, Glamorgan10 May 2014
The Black DogWhitstable, Kent19 Apr 2014
St Aldates TavernOxford, Oxfordshire28 Mar 2014
The Victory InnBrighton, East Sussex26 Mar 2014
The Quay (formerly Swan & Harlequin)Faversham, Kent25 Mar 2014
Claret & Ale (formerly Claret Free House)Addiscombe, Greater London01 Feb 2014
Catford Constitutional ClubCatford, Greater London27 Dec 2013
The Clapton HartClapton, Greater London29 Nov 2013
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London18 Nov 2013
The Paper MillSittingbourne, Kent26 Oct 2013
The GeorgeCroydon, Greater London14 Oct 2013
The DolphinHastings, East Sussex06 Sep 2013
The Shore InnEast Wittering, West Sussex27 Aug 2013
The Chichester InnChichester, West Sussex25 Aug 2013
Louis ArmstrongDover, Kent21 Aug 2013
Harbour ArmsMargate, Kent15 Aug 2013
The Will AdamsGillingham, Kent03 Aug 2013
The Three TunsBristol, Avon30 Jul 2013
The CrownOtford, Kent26 Jul 2013
The Beer HallStaveley, Cumbria18 Jul 2013
Halfway HouseBrenchley, Kent25 May 2013
Tom BrownsDorchester, Dorset21 May 2013
The LodgeAlsager, Cheshire13 May 2013
The Greenwich UnionGreenwich, Greater London12 May 2013
The Generous BritonLoughborough, Leicestershire15 Apr 2013
The Fat CatColchester, Essex06 Apr 2013
Ye Olde MitreHolborn, Central London27 Mar 2013
Westow HouseCrystal Palace, Greater London26 Mar 2013
Royal Cinque Ports Yacht ClubDover, Kent02 Mar 2013
Craft Beer Co.Clerkenwell, Central London27 Feb 2013
The Snowdrop InnLewes, East Sussex12 Feb 2013
The Bugle InnBrighton, East Sussex26 Jan 2013
The FoxHackney, Greater London26 Jan 2013
Duke of WellingtonDalston, Greater London25 Jan 2013
Catford Bridge TavernCatford, Greater London16 Jan 2013
The White HartNewenden, Kent05 Jan 2013
Queen CharlotteRamsgate, Kent28 Dec 2012
The Lytton ArmsOld Knebworth, Hertfordshire20 Dec 2012
Richmond PubLiverpool, Merseyside10 Nov 2012
The Alexandra HotelDerby, Derbyshire29 Oct 2012
2nd Spa Valley Railway Beer FestivalTunbridge Wells, Kent20 Oct 2012
Black HorseNuthurst, West Sussex13 Oct 2012
The PartridgePartridge Green, West Sussex13 Oct 2012
Duke of York (formerly Beef & Brew; Duke's (Brew & Que))Hackney, Greater London06 Sep 2012
The Robin HoodIcklesham, East Sussex02 Sep 2012
The HopeCarshalton, Greater London01 Sep 2012
The AnchorWalberswick, Suffolk18 Aug 2012
Fat Cat & CanaryNorwich, Norfolk05 Aug 2012
MicroBarManchester, Greater Manchester10 Jul 2012
Swan InnFalmer, East Sussex06 Jul 2012
The Queens HeadIcklesham, East Sussex06 Jul 2012
Holborn WhippetHolborn, Central London31 May 2012
Horse & GroomDerby, Derbyshire22 May 2012
The ElephantFaversham, Kent09 Mar 2012
The Just ReproachDeal, Kent17 Feb 2012
The BullHorton Kirby, Kent06 Jan 2012
The BedfordTunbridge Wells, Kent06 Jan 2012
The PhoenixCanterbury, Kent24 Dec 2011
Blue RaddleDorchester, Dorset29 Oct 2011
Royal BlenheimOxford, Oxfordshire29 Oct 2011
Ye Olde Thirsty PigMaidstone, Kent26 Oct 2011
1st Spa Valley Railway Beer FestivalTunbridge Wells, Kent23 Oct 2011
Lobster Shack (formerly The Whitstable Brewery Bar)Whitstable, Kent22 Jul 2011
The Wishful Thinker (formerly The White Horse)Sandway, Kent10 Jul 2011
The PineappleKentish Town, Greater London27 May 2011
The White Rock HotelHastings, East Sussex05 May 2011
The Bell InnIvychurch, Kent30 Jan 2011
Bull InnWest Malling, Kent29 Jan 2011
Oak & IvyHawkhurst, Kent02 Jan 2011
Cask Pub & KitchenPimlico, Central London01 Nov 2010
The BodegaNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear23 Oct 2010
The PloughStalisfield Green, Kent26 Sep 2010
Bull's HeadPratt's Bottom, Kent10 Sep 2010
East Kent RailwayShepherdswell, Kent28 Aug 2010
The Swan Inn (old entry now superseded)Wittersham, Kent22 Aug 2010
The Bull InnBenenden, Kent03 Jun 2010
The SwanCrawley, West Sussex11 May 2010
ChartersPeterborough, Cambridgeshire03 Apr 2010
The Good IntentRochester, Kent12 Nov 2009
The CriterionLeicester, Leicestershire22 May 2009
The Salehurst HaltSalehurst, East Sussex16 May 2009
The Horns LodgeSouth Chailey, East Sussex19 Mar 2009
The Sussex OxMilton Street, East Sussex14 Mar 2009
The Yew Tree InnBarfrestone, Kent26 Jul 2008
Kent Beer Festival 2008Canterbury, Kent18 Jul 2008
Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2008Woodchurch, Kent07 Jun 2008
Reading Beer Festival 2005Reading, Berkshire29 Apr 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried13 Apr 2024
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Jul 2023
Philip PirripNot Tried24 May 2023
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Apr 2023
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Jan 2023
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Nov 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Nov 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Nov 2022
WittendenNot Tried04 Apr 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Nov 2021
ChrisENot Tried05 Oct 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Feb 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Jan 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jan 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Dec 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Dec 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Nov 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Nov 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Nov 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Nov 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Oct 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Oct 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Oct 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Sep 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Sep 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Sep 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Aug 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Aug 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Aug 2019 Back on supply
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Jul 2019 Ran out and no replacement put on the line, unusual but then someone last week opined that supplies of APA were to be limited for a while
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Jul 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Jul 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Jul 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Jun 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Jun 2019 Back on after a break
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Jun 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried25 May 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried22 May 2019
ChrisENot Tried17 May 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried11 May 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried03 May 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Apr 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Apr 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Apr 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Apr 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Apr 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Mar 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Mar 2019
ChrisENot Tried14 Mar 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Mar 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Mar 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Mar 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Mar 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Feb 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Feb 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Feb 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Feb 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Feb 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Feb 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Feb 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Jan 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Jan 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jan 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Jan 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Jan 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Dec 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Dec 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Dec 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Dec 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Dec 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Nov 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Nov 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Nov 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Nov 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Nov 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Oct 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Oct 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Oct 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Oct 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Oct 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Oct 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Sep 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Sep 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Sep 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Sep 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Aug 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Jul 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Jul 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Jun 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Jun 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Jun 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Jun 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried25 May 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried16 May 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried12 May 2018
WittendenNot Tried10 May 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried04 May 2018
ChrisENot Tried19 Apr 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Apr 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Apr 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Mar 2018
Archie14Not Tried29 Mar 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Mar 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Mar 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Mar 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Mar 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Feb 2018 A Fuller's company beer now
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Feb 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Feb 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Feb 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Feb 2018
Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 Feb 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Feb 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Jan 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Jan 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Jan 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Jan 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Jan 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Dec 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Dec 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Dec 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Dec 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Dec 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Dec 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Nov 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Nov 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Nov 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Nov 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Nov 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Nov 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Nov 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Nov 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Oct 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Oct 2017
BrianNot Tried20 Oct 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Oct 2017
Magnus GreelExcellent16 Oct 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Oct 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Oct 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Sep 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Sep 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Sep 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Sep 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Sep 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Sep 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Sep 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Sep 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Aug 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Aug 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Aug 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Aug 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Aug 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Aug 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Jul 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Jul 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Jul 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Jul 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Jul 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jul 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Jul 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Jul 2017
Philip PirripExcellent20 Jun 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Jun 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Jun 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Jun 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Jun 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried30 May 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried26 May 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried23 May 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried22 May 2017
Stephen HarrisExcellent22 May 2017 Always an excellent choice.
Philip PirripNot Tried20 May 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried18 May 2017
Philip PirripExcellent16 May 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried13 May 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried11 May 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried08 May 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried06 May 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried03 May 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried02 May 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Apr 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Apr 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Apr 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Apr 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Apr 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Apr 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Apr 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Apr 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Apr 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Mar 2017
Philip PirripExcellent04 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Feb 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Feb 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Feb 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Feb 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Feb 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Feb 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Feb 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Feb 2017
Philip PirripExcellent02 Feb 2017 Getting rather bored with this style now
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Jan 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Jan 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Jan 2017
Philip PirripExcellent18 Jan 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Jan 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Jan 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Jan 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jan 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Jan 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Jan 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Dec 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Dec 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Dec 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Dec 2016 Ran out
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Dec 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Dec 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Dec 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Dec 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Dec 2016 Ran out
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Dec 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Nov 2016
BrianGood13 Nov 2016 Nice and fresh.
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Oct 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Oct 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Oct 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Oct 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Oct 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Oct 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Oct 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Oct 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Sep 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Sep 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Sep 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Sep 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Sep 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Sep 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Sep 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Sep 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Sep 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Sep 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Sep 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Aug 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Aug 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Aug 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Aug 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Aug 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Aug 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Aug 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Aug 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Jun 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Jun 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Jun 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Jun 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Jun 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Jun 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Jun 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jun 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Jun 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried28 May 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried21 May 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried18 May 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried14 May 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried09 May 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried07 May 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried02 May 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Apr 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Apr 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Apr 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Mar 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Feb 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Feb 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Feb 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jan 2016
Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Jan 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Jan 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Jan 2016
Philip PirripExcellent23 Dec 2015
ChrisEExcellent19 Dec 2015
BrianNot Tried18 Nov 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Nov 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Nov 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Oct 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Oct 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Oct 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Sep 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Sep 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Sep 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Aug 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Aug 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Aug 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Aug 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Aug 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Jul 2015
Philip PirripExcellent03 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Jun 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried30 May 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried22 May 2015
WittendenNot Tried16 May 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried13 May 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried12 May 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Apr 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Mar 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Mar 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Mar 2015 Core beer
Philip PirripGood09 Feb 2015
BrianNot Tried07 Feb 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Feb 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Jan 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Jan 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Jan 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Jan 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Dec 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Dec 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Dec 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Nov 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Nov 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Nov 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Oct 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Oct 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Oct 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Oct 2014
Archie14Not Tried30 Sep 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Sep 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Sep 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Sep 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Sep 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Sep 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Sep 2014
Philip PirripExcellent01 Sep 2014 A grinding rasping bitterness
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Jul 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jul 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Jul 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Jul 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Jul 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Jul 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Jul 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Jul 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Jun 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Jun 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried16 May 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried15 May 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried09 May 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Apr 2014
EdbeckExcellent05 Apr 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Mar 2014
BrianGood28 Mar 2014 As you'd expect - nice and fruity
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Mar 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Mar 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Mar 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Mar 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Feb 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Feb 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Feb 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Feb 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Jan 2014
Philip PirripGood21 Jan 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Jan 2014
EdbeckExcellent11 Jan 2014
Archie14Excellent08 Jan 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Jan 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Dec 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Dec 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Dec 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Dec 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Dec 2013 Ran out
Philip PirripGood07 Dec 2013 New cask on, first pint out. Fresh
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Dec 2013
Philip PirripExcellent23 Nov 2013
Judy G GarlandNot Tried18 Nov 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Nov 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Nov 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Nov 2013
Judy G GarlandNot Tried11 Nov 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Nov 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Nov 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Oct 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Oct 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Oct 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Oct 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Sep 2013
Judy G GarlandNot Tried05 Sep 2013
Judy G GarlandNot Tried03 Sep 2013
Judy G GarlandNot Tried28 Aug 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Aug 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Jul 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Jul 2013
MickExcellent17 Jul 2013 I love this beer, in perfect condition, good hop finish.
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Jul 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried31 May 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried17 May 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried10 May 2013
WittendenNot Tried02 Mar 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Feb 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Feb 2013
Philip PirripGood04 Jan 2013 As always very good but I am thinking that Dark Star is being overtaken by some of the more hop extreme tasting American Pale Ales. This resembled sweetish cream soda.
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Oct 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Oct 2012
WittendenNot Tried07 Jul 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Jun 2012
PedroNot Tried03 Mar 2012
PedroNot Tried02 Aug 2011
BlairNot Tried06 Mar 2010
BlairNot Tried03 Nov 2009

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewNot Tried17 Feb 2024
MitchExceptional17 Apr 2022
Jack WilliamExcellent04 Feb 2022 One of my favourites in top condition.
Jack WilliamExcellent03 Apr 2018
MickNot Tried30 Oct 2015
MickExcellent11 Jul 2015 Superb
Jack WilliamExceptional09 Aug 2013 Another gem from Dark Star. Excellent condition - please can I have some more?

The Partridge, Bromley, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried10 Feb 2024
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Aug 2023

Platform Tavern, Southampton, Hampshire

Magnus GreelExcellent27 Jan 2024 All the expected full bodied hoppy fruity spiciness fulfilled. Almost perfect had it been served not so cccold!!

The New Inn, Minster (Thanet), Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent26 Nov 2023 Very drinkable.

The Three Guineas, Reading, Berkshire

Philip PirripNot Tried29 May 2023

The Prince Albert, Brighton, East Sussex

Magnus GreelExcellent19 May 2023 This was superb - all my APA expectations satisfied..
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Aug 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried19 May 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Mar 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Aug 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 May 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried23 May 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried17 May 2012

The George in Rye, Rye, East Sussex

WittendenNot Tried30 Mar 2023 Ran out as I ordered. My son in law enjoyed his.
Magnus GreelPoor28 Feb 2019 Sweet with the associated cloyness. Disappointing.
ChrisENot Tried09 Mar 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Oct 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Oct 2014
AndrewNot Tried16 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Sep 2013

Banks Ale & Wine House, Cliftonville, Kent

DosserGood20 Sep 2022 Not bad. £3.50 a pint.
DosserExcellent25 Nov 2017 In great nick.

The Round House, Covent Garden, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried16 Nov 2021

The Prince Blucher, Twickenham, Greater London

ChrisEExcellent29 Oct 2021

The Monument, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent24 Oct 2021

Blythe Hill Tavern, Forest Hill, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried12 Oct 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Sep 2021
Philip PirripExcellent07 Aug 2021 Totally new pump clip, same beer. Lots of zinginess
Philip PirripAcceptable26 Oct 2020 A slightly sweet brew
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Oct 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Oct 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Sep 2020
Magnus GreelNot Tried03 Mar 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Jan 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Sep 2019
Philip PirripGood23 Apr 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Jun 2017

The Hand & Flower, Kensington, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Mar 2020

Bake & Alehouse, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent12 Mar 2020 Sparkling
DosserGood07 Apr 2019 Didnt have the hoppy citrus flavours of old
DosserGood11 Sep 2018 A tad too cold for me
Philip PirripExcellent04 Jul 2012 Good to try on gravity dispense

The Evening Star, Brighton, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried06 Feb 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Nov 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried21 May 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Mar 2019
ChrisENot Tried28 Aug 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Aug 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried19 May 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Mar 2018
BrianNot Tried28 Oct 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Oct 2017
Magnus GreelExcellent03 Sep 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Aug 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried14 May 2017
ChrisEExcellent09 Apr 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Nov 2016
Stephen HarrisNot Tried05 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Aug 2016
Philip PirripExceptional02 Jun 2016 Best of this brew for a number of years yet a local said he thought the beer had gone downhill and was still there. So much for a standard human palate
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Mar 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Dec 2015
AndrewNot Tried14 Nov 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Oct 2015
Philip PirripExcellent10 Sep 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Aug 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Aug 2015
Philip PirripExcellent20 May 2015 In superb nick. Just sad to see the pub also selling a fizz inferior version with the same name at the same time, risking brand dilution
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Mar 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Nov 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Nov 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Sep 2014
HSBNot Tried17 Jul 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried19 May 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried19 May 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried16 Feb 2014
Philip PirripExcellent03 Dec 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Oct 2013
Judy G GarlandNot Tried09 Oct 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Aug 2013
Philip PirripGood17 Aug 2013
Philip PirripExcellent22 May 2013 First rate. Probably the first and almost certainly the best American Pale Ale brand
Philip PirripExcellent09 May 2013 Moreish and clean
Philip PirripNot Tried23 May 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried17 May 2012
ChrisEExcellent01 Apr 2011
BrianExcellent12 Dec 2009 As per the night before
BrianExcellent11 Dec 2009 Some smelly hop, some pear drops and grapefruit, slightly sweet on the end.

The Basketmakers Arms, Brighton, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried25 Nov 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried21 May 2019

12 Degrees (a.k.a. RAMS Micropub 12 Degrees), Rochester, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried27 May 2019

Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

WittendenNot Tried20 Apr 2019

Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Jack WilliamGood20 Mar 2019

Leyton Star, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried17 Feb 2019

The Fat Cat, Norwich, Norfolk

Magnus GreelNot Tried11 Feb 2019
AndrewNot Tried10 Jun 2016
HSBNot Tried14 Oct 2015
HSBExcellent24 May 2014
HSBNot Tried11 Jul 2013

The Parcel Yard, King's Cross / St Pancras, Central London

ChrisEExceptional07 Feb 2019 Absolutely perfect. I could not fault this in any way.

The Mash Tun, Dover, Kent

ChrisEExcellent03 Feb 2019
ChrisENot Tried28 Oct 2018

The Cricketers, Dorking, Surrey

MitchNot Tried16 Jan 2019

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserExcellent15 Jan 2019 Very refreshing
DosserExcellent29 Dec 2017 Quality
DosserGood11 Aug 2017
Jack WilliamExcellent10 Sep 2015 4th pub - 1st pint today (halves only so far). I wasn't disappointed - glorious bite and good body.
DosserGood11 Aug 2015
DosserGood06 Aug 2015
DosserGood24 Jul 2015
BlairNot Tried12 Mar 2011
BlairExcellent28 Jan 2011 Fantastic, crisp, hoppy ale.
BlairNot Tried19 Nov 2009
BlairExceptional07 Feb 2009 Incredibly smooth. Gorgeous hops. I need not say more.
BlairGood16 Jun 2008 Not as good as it should be. Possibly a little line cleaner, but still a good pint.
BlairExcellent28 May 2008 Very smooth and very hoppy. One of my favourite pale ales.

The White Swan, Reading Street, Kent

DosserExcellent07 Jan 2019
DosserExcellent03 Jan 2019 Nice beer.
DosserExcellent22 Jul 2018 £3.36 a pint in the cheaper public bar. Best pint of APA ive had for a while. Even if it might be on blanket pressure??
Magnus GreelExcellent13 Jul 2018 Slightly chilled and full bodied, superb
beery steveNot Tried22 May 2018
ChrisEExcellent16 May 2018
DosserGood22 Aug 2015
BlairExcellent24 Jun 2012 Fantastic beer in great condition.

The Queens Head, Soho, Central London

Magnus GreelAcceptable04 Jan 2019 Slightly acetic spoilt this normally 5* ale.

The Wykeham Arms, Winchester, Hampshire

ChrisEExcellent29 Dec 2018 In superb condition, faultless.

The Red Lion, Ramsgate, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried29 Dec 2018
DosserExcellent03 Feb 2018 Lovely but ran out
DosserGood08 Nov 2017
DosserExcellent29 Apr 2017 Great hoppy flavours. Back to its best.
DosserGood23 Apr 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Apr 2017
DosserExceptional08 Feb 2017 Quality ale. Back to its best??
DosserExcellent17 Jul 2016 Quality refreshing beer
DosserExcellent06 Jun 2016 Very nice
DosserGood11 Aug 2015
DosserNot Tried12 Jul 2015
DosserExcellent27 Jun 2015 Great pint

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried29 Dec 2018
DosserGood11 Sep 2018 Flavorsome but still a tad warm and lively
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Jul 2018
DosserAcceptable14 Apr 2018
DosserGood31 Dec 2017
DosserGood10 May 2017 Not as hoppy as it can be
DosserExcellent08 Apr 2017 Superb hoppy beer
DosserExcellent18 Feb 2017 Great
DosserGood16 Dec 2016
DosserExcellent12 Aug 2016 Yummy. Cant go wrong with this beer.
DosserExcellent14 Feb 2016 In fine form and served at the correct temperature
PedroExcellent04 Aug 2012
BlairNot Tried17 Nov 2011
BlairNot Tried30 Jun 2011
BlairNot Tried08 Jun 2011
BlairExcellent03 Jun 2011 Top notch pale ale, incredibly hoppy. Beautiful.
BlairNot Tried20 Apr 2011
BlairNot Tried17 Jan 2010
BlairExcellent25 Sep 2009 Deliciously light and hoppy ale, with a lovely grapefruit finish.
BlairExcellent17 Apr 2009 Pale, sweet and very hoppy. A really pleasant beer.

Upminster TapRoom, Upminster, Greater London

Magnus GreelExceptional01 Dec 2018 Faultless perfection

The Crown and Shuttle, Shoreditch, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried29 Oct 2018

The Mad Bishop & Bear, Paddington, Central London

ChrisEExcellent26 Oct 2018 Absolutely superb, just as it should be.

The Admiral's Arm, Queenborough, Kent

Archie14Excellent11 Oct 2018

The Mitre, Richmond, Greater London

ChrisENot Tried04 Oct 2018

Mind the Gap, Broadstairs, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried03 Oct 2018

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, Central London

Magnus GreelNot Tried22 Sep 2018
Jack WilliamExcellent05 Sep 2017 One of my favourites.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried11 Apr 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried08 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Dec 2016
Stephen HarrisNot Tried25 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Dec 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Dec 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried08 Oct 2014
Archie14Not Tried30 Sep 2014
Archie14Not Tried09 Jun 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried19 Feb 2013
IanExcellent04 Mar 2009 An all time favourite beer. And it's good, but not perfect. fruit on finish though is stunning.
IanExcellent31 Mar 2006 Pale copper. Distinctive Dark Star hop aroma, bit more grapefruit than normal I guess. Going for the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale market. Just a bit less intense in the mouth but the finish has that sherberty sweet hop profile. Good APA. Once your taste buds get used to the hops which are overly harsh in my opinion for a British beer, this rivals any APA from the USA. Hops are over the top but the beer is good

The Berry, Walmer, Kent

Magnus GreelExcellent22 Aug 2018 Nutty yet zesty mild sweetness aftertaste
Jack WilliamGood09 Jan 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Mar 2017
WittendenNot Tried05 Jun 2016
ChrisEGood12 Mar 2016
MickExcellent23 Dec 2015 Perfect pint of this sublime ale.
MickExcellent11 Sep 2015 Served in perfect condition.
thebrewingmanNot Tried24 Jun 2015
MickExcellent08 May 2015 Super
IanNot Tried26 Mar 2015
IanExcellent25 Aug 2014 Good English version of an apa. Drinkability
IanNot Tried23 Mar 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Dec 2013
IanAcceptable26 Oct 2013 Not as hoppy as usual
ChrisENot Tried06 Jul 2013
AndrewNot Tried22 Dec 2012
IanAcceptable16 Nov 2012 Excellent condition, but there was some diacetyl from the brewing process. Nothing to do with Chris or how it was served
HSBExcellent05 Sep 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried11 Aug 2012
ChrisENot Tried12 Jul 2012
IanExcellent18 May 2012 Crisp hoppy and I had 2 pints
PedroExcellent29 Apr 2012
ChrisEExcellent21 Dec 2011
ChrisEExcellent13 Jun 2011 Excellent, a shame that I had to rush it.
IanExceptional25 May 2011 Cask handpull. Beautiful one of the best pints of this I have had. Hoppy as hell.
PedroNot Tried25 Mar 2011
BlairNot Tried16 Mar 2011
IanExceptional05 Jun 2010 Unbelievably good. Love the hops on this.

Furlongs Ale House, Faversham, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried18 Jul 2018 Ran out as we arrived
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Jun 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Feb 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Oct 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Jul 2017
Jack WilliamNot Tried02 Nov 2016 Fresh on - just as we were leaving.

The Conqueror Alehouse, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserGood15 Jul 2018 Talk about changes in the taste of Dark Star since the Fullers deal
DosserGood04 May 2018
DosserGood04 Mar 2018 Ran out after my first pint
Magnus GreelExcellent01 Mar 2018
DosserExcellent01 Mar 2018 Superb quality. Went well with the pork pies.
Philip PirripGood07 Aug 2013
BlairNot Tried30 Jun 2011

Sonder (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse; The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse), Broadstairs, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried11 Apr 2018
DosserExcellent10 Apr 2018 Great condition
DosserExcellent24 Jul 2016 Cool for a hot day
BlairGood26 Dec 2012 Tasted a little young but still a good pint.

The Greyhound, Sydenham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried02 Apr 2018

The Corner House, Worthing, West Sussex

MitchGood14 Feb 2018

Eats 'n' Beats Bar & Kitchen (formerly Ravensgate Arms), Ramsgate, Kent

AndrewNot Tried10 Feb 2018

Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

beery steveNot Tried15 Jan 2018
DosserAcceptable13 Aug 2017 Not the usual flavours jumping out at you
IanNot Tried31 Dec 2016
ChrisENot Tried29 Nov 2016

Craft Beer Co., Limehouse, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried11 Jan 2018
Stephen HarrisNot Tried18 Apr 2017

The Tower, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex

AndrewNot Tried18 Nov 2017

The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried07 Oct 2017
HSBNot Tried18 Feb 2016
HSBNot Tried04 Dec 2014

Bocas (formerly Simmons Old Street; Craft Beer Co.), Old Street, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Oct 2017

Craft Beer Co., Brixton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Aug 2017

Townhouse, Petersfield, Hampshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Aug 2017

The Lifeboat Ale & Cider House, Margate, Kent

DosserExcellent28 Jul 2017 Quality ale with loads of flavour but at £1.90 a half expensive. But the bar is open till 2am and there were lots of tourists inside and out so there is obviously a market for this type of pub.

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

AndrewNot Tried21 Jul 2017
MickExcellent01 Sep 2012 Good hop bite, lovely citrus, very nice.
MickExceptional04 Aug 2012 Sunning hops, crisp citrus with a super finish.
AndrewNot Tried02 Aug 2012
PedroNot Tried08 Oct 2011
AndrewNot Tried25 Aug 2011
MickNot Tried19 Jul 2011
MickNot Tried24 Jul 2010
MickNot Tried29 Jul 2009
MickNot Tried28 May 2009
BlairExcellent28 Apr 2009 I actually prefer the Hophead to this myself. Similar, just a little hoppier.
IanExcellent24 Apr 2009 Just so beautifully hoppy and this is all I drank all night.
MickNot Tried06 Feb 2009
IanExcellent31 Jan 2009 As Mick says, Martyn was a bit hesitant in serving this as although he had tapped it on Wednesday, it was still hazy. So after adding some extra finings I had it Saturday lunchtime. Yes a bit of a haze, but being served in a 2 pint ceramic jug and served out of a pewter tankard, I really didn’t care what it looked like. Just slightly yeastier than I would expect on the aroma, but the rest was excellent. So much so in fact that I ended up drinking a gallon of it and never even considered drinking anything else despite the approving noises being made about the other beers from the Camra group.
MickExcellent30 Jan 2009 Martyn was a bit reluctant to serve this as it was not 100% clear but this did not impair the taste. Superb, amazing hop character with the cascade and centennial hops bursting through, slightly lacking on the finish but still superb.
AndrewExcellent14 Jun 2008 Great aroma of lemons. Fantastic light hoppy astringent beer.
IanExcellent27 Jun 2006 Slightly woody strong citric hop aroma and flavour. Malts hold up well under the attack of the strong hops. But still one of my favourites. The bottle tonight may be even better.....
IanExcellent31 May 2006 I had the first and last of this barrel over a 3 week period. The last 3.5 pint bottle, the landlord had been keeping for another customer, but let me have it instead as I liked it so much. Still had great hops, but just a little tired from its supreme freshness when I first had it.
IanExceptional09 May 2006 The landlord tapped this and gave us a sample before I bought it. And what a huge beer this is. I had this in the Wenlock Arms a couple of weeks back and could only give it a 4/5, but this is better. Strong intense American hop aroma. Good juicy pale malt in the mouth, shebert in mouth and then this harsh strong intense grapefruit on the finish. Very dry. Even better at home. Massive hops. But I love it. Not exactly a session beer, but certainly has a huge flavour.

The Handsome Sam, Whitstable, Kent

ChrisEExcellent30 Jun 2017

The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried09 Jun 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Jan 2017
Philip PirripExcellent21 May 2016
Philip PirripExcellent28 Nov 2015

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2017, Margate, Kent

DosserExcellent16 Apr 2017 Quality

The Bell, Walthamstow, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried13 Mar 2017

Dartford Working Men's Club, Dartford, Kent

ChrisEExcellent04 Jan 2017

Pelt Trader, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Dec 2016

Ship Inn, Deal, Kent

AndrewNot Tried26 Nov 2016
ChrisEGood02 Feb 2016
ChrisEGood28 Jan 2016
MickNot Tried23 Dec 2015
Vacuous Not Tried22 May 2015
Vacuous Not Tried21 Feb 2015
Vacuous Not Tried27 Nov 2014
ChrisEGood14 Jul 2014

Ye Olde Black Horse, Rottingdean, East Sussex

Stephen HarrisExcellent05 Nov 2016 Full-bodied and fruity.

The Brewers Arms, Lewes, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried31 Oct 2016

The Three Johns, Islington, Central London

Magnus GreelNot Tried15 Oct 2016

The Cellars Alehouse, Maidstone, Kent

ChrisEExceptional16 Sep 2016 Fantastic, the best pint that I have had of this for some time.
TobesGood18 Dec 2015

The Lighthouse Tasting Rooms (formerly The Waiting Room), Folkestone, Kent

ChrisEAcceptable31 Aug 2016 A tad on the warm side.

The Ship Inn, Sandgate, Kent

ChrisENot Tried29 Aug 2016
ChrisEExcellent03 Feb 2016
ChrisEExcellent19 Jan 2016
ChrisENot Tried28 Aug 2015
ChrisEGood18 Aug 2015
ChrisEExcellent02 May 2015
ChrisEExcellent20 Nov 2014 On top form.

The Hovelling Boat Inn, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserExcellent09 Aug 2016 Mmmmmmm
DosserGood20 Jul 2015 Hops didnt jump out at me..

The Sun Inn, Dunsfold, Surrey

Philip PirripNot Tried01 Jul 2016

The Fox & Crown, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Philip PirripNot Tried14 Jun 2016

Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Stephen HarrisExcellent02 May 2016 Top notch.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Nov 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 Oct 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Sep 2015
Stephen HarrisExcellent28 Apr 2015 Very similar in taste to the TAP East equivalent – both are excellent.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried16 Mar 2015
Jack WilliamExcellent27 Jul 2014 love this beer - and in first class condition.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried29 May 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 May 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried17 Nov 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried24 Oct 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 Oct 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jun 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jun 2013

The Milk House, Sissinghurst, Kent

WittendenExcellent20 Feb 2016 Lentenly austere pale ale.A salad of bitter herbs.

The Cock Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried05 Feb 2016
Judy G GarlandNot Tried10 Sep 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Jun 2013

The Rake, Southwark, Central London

Stephen HarrisExcellent04 Feb 2016 Lovely, hoppy, golden beer. We had two pints to take the taste away of what had gone before.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Dec 2015
oz11Good20 Dec 2012 Replaced the Decadence.
IanExcellent19 Feb 2010 I mean it was hard to keep up with a quadruple IPA in the Bismarck, and the Hardcore at 9.2% ABV, but this on cask was still really good.
IanExcellent17 Feb 2009 Dark Star week at The Rake and they were going through a whole range of beers. As per usual, lots of big hops and really lovely.
IanExceptional29 Mar 2008 Wonderful wonderful beer. The mouthfeel, the hops, the malts, stunning

Flint Cottage (formerly The Bootlegger), High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 Jan 2016

The Tap Room, Cliftonville, Kent

ChrisEExcellent30 Dec 2015

Royal Standard, Wooburn Common, Buckinghamshire

ChrisEExcellent21 Nov 2015 Superb, almost a five star.

The Lion and Lobster, Brighton, East Sussex

AndrewNot Tried14 Nov 2015

The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried26 Sep 2015
Philip PirripGood02 Jul 2015 Preview pint - perhaps a tad fresh
Philip PirripExcellent27 Jun 2014

The Two Halves, Margate, Kent

DosserNot Tried22 Aug 2015

The Flying Pig, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried23 Jul 2015
HSBGood23 Jul 2015 Good, but not as good as it can be.
HSBExcellent22 May 2015 Superb.

The Flying Circus, Newark, Nottinghamshire

HSBNot Tried07 Jul 2015 On gravity in outside bar

The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried02 May 2015
IanExceptional05 Sep 2014 Perfect. Couldn't believe how good it was

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserGood02 May 2015 Didn't taste like APA.
DosserNot Tried01 Feb 2015
DosserExcellent21 Jan 2015
DosserNot Tried18 Jan 2015 ran out
TobesNot Tried31 Oct 2014
DosserNot Tried10 May 2014
DosserExcellent07 May 2014
DosserGood30 Nov 2013 Not as good as it used to be
DosserNot Tried23 Nov 2013 Ran out in a few hours
DosserExceptional10 Nov 2013 Just superb, but ran out
TobesNot Tried12 Oct 2013
TobesNot Tried11 Oct 2013
TobesNot Tried04 Oct 2013
PedroExcellent10 Aug 2013
DosserExceptional23 Jun 2013 Superb
DosserExcellent11 Nov 2012
DosserNot Tried20 Oct 2012 Went in 4 hours
PedroNot Tried02 Sep 2012 run out
PedroNot Tried01 Sep 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried31 Aug 2012
PedroExcellent30 May 2012 ran out
PedroNot Tried29 May 2012
DosserExcellent20 May 2012
DosserGood07 May 2012
oz11Excellent05 May 2012
PedroExcellent09 Mar 2012
PedroNot Tried17 Feb 2012
PedroNot Tried31 Dec 2011 Ran Out
AlenomoreNot Tried31 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried27 Nov 2011
AlenomoreExceptional26 Nov 2011 Another excellent, Hoppy, Pale offering.
PedroExceptional26 Nov 2011
PedroNot Tried25 Nov 2011
PedroNot Tried13 Nov 2011
DosserExceptional13 Nov 2011 One of the best beers I have ever tasted. The hops just jump out at you.
PedroExcellent12 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent10 Nov 2011 Ran out
PedroNot Tried09 Nov 2011
DosserExcellent25 Sep 2011
PedroExcellent24 Sep 2011
PedroExcellent04 Sep 2011 Took some home !
DosserExceptional11 May 2011 Ran out
DosserExceptional01 May 2011 All loved this one. Ran out Sunday.
DosserExceptional22 Nov 2010 Ran out
PedroExcellent19 Nov 2010
DosserExceptional09 Oct 2010
PedroNot Tried08 Oct 2010
PedroExceptional03 Sep 2010
PedroNot Tried01 Sep 2010
DosserExceptional01 Sep 2010 Excellent beers on tonight in superb condition.
PedroNot Tried24 Jul 2010
DosserExceptional09 May 2010 Out of this world
DosserExceptional10 Jan 2010
PedroExcellent31 Dec 2009
PedroExceptional30 Dec 2009
PedroExceptional29 Dec 2009
PedroNot Tried25 Dec 2009
PedroExceptional24 Dec 2009 Definitely one of the best drinks I've ever had !!!
PedroExcellent06 Dec 2009
AngieExceptional05 Dec 2009 Exceptional
PedroExcellent29 Aug 2009
PedroNot Tried28 Aug 2009
DosserExceptional28 Aug 2009 Out of this world
PedroExceptional07 Jul 2009
DosserExceptional05 Jul 2009 Unbelievable.
PedroNot Tried09 May 2009
DosserExcellent09 May 2009
PedroNot Tried08 May 2009
PedroExcellent07 May 2009 outside on stillage

The Magnet, Stockport, Greater Manchester

ChrisENot Tried25 Apr 2015

Bridge Inn, Bristol, Avon

Philip PirripNot Tried17 Mar 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Dec 2014

Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisExcellent27 Feb 2015 On very fine form.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Apr 2013
Stephen HarrisExcellent06 Oct 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Apr 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried18 Feb 2012

Craft Beer Co., Islington, Central London

thebrewingmanNot Tried16 Feb 2015

The Water Poet, Spitalfields, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried16 Feb 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried17 Nov 2014

Stormbird, Camberwell, Greater London

Philip PirripAcceptable21 Jan 2015 The only real ale on. Far too cold so marked down from Good to Acceptable.

The Willow Walk, Victoria, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried18 Jan 2015

Brents Tavern, Faversham, Kent

Philip PirripPoor08 Jan 2015 Sadly on the turn but we should have realised there a reason why it was being sold for £2 pp

The Weavers Real Ale House, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Magnus GreelNot Tried02 Oct 2014

six°north, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

RayAcceptable10 Sep 2014 Hoppy and cool - keg.

The Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

Stephen HarrisExcellent06 Sep 2014 Lovely pint in perfect condition.
ChrisENot Tried03 Jul 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Jul 2012

J. W. Lennon's, Brighton, East Sussex

HSBExcellent17 Jul 2014

The Man of Kent Ale House, Rochester, Kent

Philip PirripGood10 Jul 2014 The non-kentish interloper

Thomson's Bar, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

HSBNot Tried05 Jul 2014

Kipps' Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried30 Jun 2014

The Rose, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried24 Jun 2014

Kite at the Red Hart (formerly Red Hart), Hitchin, Hertfordshire

HSBAcceptable03 Jun 2014

The Bouncing Barrel, Herne Bay, Kent

BaymartGood26 May 2014 Orange fruity golden ale
Pete RevellExceptional19 Jun 2013 A beautifully finished pale ale that was emptied at a rate of knots!

General Havelock, Hastings, East Sussex

Stephen HarrisExcellent17 May 2014 Luscious, smooth, tropical-fruity IPA.

Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd, Glamorgan

ChrisENot Tried10 May 2014

The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

TobesGood19 Apr 2014

St Aldates Tavern, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Magnus GreelExcellent28 Mar 2014 Delicious light and hoppy with strong citrus hit.

The Victory Inn, Brighton, East Sussex

AndrewNot Tried26 Mar 2014
AndrewNot Tried26 Jan 2013

The Quay (formerly Swan & Harlequin), Faversham, Kent

Philip PirripGood25 Mar 2014
Philip PirripExcellent11 Jul 2013
BlairNot Tried10 Jul 2013

Claret & Ale (formerly Claret Free House), Addiscombe, Greater London

ChrisENot Tried01 Feb 2014

Catford Constitutional Club, Catford, Greater London

Philip PirripGood27 Dec 2013

The Clapton Hart, Clapton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried29 Nov 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried13 Feb 2013

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried18 Nov 2013
oz11Not Tried03 Oct 2013
oz11Not Tried18 Oct 2011

The Paper Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent

Archie14Not Tried26 Oct 2013

The George, Croydon, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried14 Oct 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried30 Apr 2013

The Dolphin, Hastings, East Sussex

AlenomoreNot Tried06 Sep 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Sep 2012
ChrisEExcellent22 Jun 2012

The Shore Inn, East Wittering, West Sussex

AndrewNot Tried27 Aug 2013

The Chichester Inn, Chichester, West Sussex

AndrewNot Tried25 Aug 2013

Louis Armstrong, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried21 Aug 2013
PedroExcellent11 Sep 2010

Harbour Arms, Margate, Kent

beery steveGood15 Aug 2013
Philip PirripGood12 Aug 2013
HSBGood08 Aug 2013
ChrisEExcellent15 Jul 2013
beery steveGood18 Jun 2013 Very tasty

The Will Adams, Gillingham, Kent

Nick WillisExcellent03 Aug 2013

The Three Tuns, Bristol, Avon

MickNot Tried30 Jul 2013

The Crown, Otford, Kent

PedroExcellent26 Jul 2013
PedroNot Tried21 Apr 2011

The Beer Hall, Staveley, Cumbria

ChrisENot Tried18 Jul 2013

Halfway House, Brenchley, Kent

oz11Excellent25 May 2013

Tom Browns, Dorchester, Dorset

Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 May 2013

The Lodge, Alsager, Cheshire

Nick WillisNot Tried13 May 2013

The Greenwich Union, Greenwich, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 May 2013

The Generous Briton, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Nick WillisAcceptable15 Apr 2013 Too tart for me

The Fat Cat, Colchester, Essex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Apr 2013

Ye Olde Mitre, Holborn, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Mar 2013

Westow House, Crystal Palace, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried26 Mar 2013

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried02 Mar 2013
HSBExcellent02 Mar 2013
ChrisEExcellent02 Mar 2013
PedroExcellent02 Mar 2013
IanNot Tried02 Mar 2012

Craft Beer Co., Clerkenwell, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Feb 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried11 Jan 2012
Stephen HarrisExcellent22 Dec 2011
IanNot Tried03 Sep 2011

The Snowdrop Inn, Lewes, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried12 Feb 2013

The Bugle Inn, Brighton, East Sussex

AndrewNot Tried26 Jan 2013

The Fox, Hackney, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Jan 2013
Martin the MildmanNot Tried15 Sep 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Sep 2012

Duke of Wellington, Dalston, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried25 Jan 2013

Catford Bridge Tavern, Catford, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried16 Jan 2013
Philip PirripExcellent13 Oct 2012 Not had this for some months - very rounded and smooth with no hop harshness

The White Hart, Newenden, Kent

ChrisEGood05 Jan 2013 A very enjoyable pint.
IanAcceptable05 Jan 2013 Good condition bit of diacetyl

Queen Charlotte, Ramsgate, Kent

AndrewNot Tried28 Dec 2012
IanNot Tried28 Dec 2012
BlairExcellent26 Nov 2011 This beer hasn't tasted as good as this in years, very hoppy and in gorgeous condition.

The Lytton Arms, Old Knebworth, Hertfordshire

HSBGood20 Dec 2012

Richmond Pub, Liverpool, Merseyside

AlenomoreNot Tried10 Nov 2012

The Alexandra Hotel, Derby, Derbyshire

Philip PirripNot Tried29 Oct 2012

2nd Spa Valley Railway Beer Festival, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

oz11Excellent20 Oct 2012 Back to Tunbridge Wells for this.

Black Horse, Nuthurst, West Sussex

AlenomoreExceptional13 Oct 2012 Exceptional again.
PedroExcellent13 Oct 2012

The Partridge, Partridge Green, West Sussex

AlenomoreExceptional13 Oct 2012 Superb. One of the best LocAles in the World!
PedroExcellent13 Oct 2012
HSBNot Tried31 Mar 2012

Duke of York (formerly Beef & Brew; Duke's (Brew & Que)), Hackney, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Sep 2012

The Robin Hood, Icklesham, East Sussex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Sep 2012

The Hope, Carshalton, Greater London

ChrisEExcellent01 Sep 2012
thebrewingmanExcellent28 Jan 2012

The Anchor, Walberswick, Suffolk

AndrewNot Tried18 Aug 2012 Beer festival beer

Fat Cat & Canary, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBExcellent05 Aug 2012

MicroBar, Manchester, Greater Manchester

MickNot Tried10 Jul 2012

Swan Inn, Falmer, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried06 Jul 2012
ChrisEExcellent06 Jul 2012
Magnus GreelNot Tried06 Jul 2012

The Queens Head, Icklesham, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried06 Jul 2012
ChrisENot Tried06 Jul 2012
Magnus GreelNot Tried06 Jul 2012
PedroNot Tried19 Nov 2011

Holborn Whippet, Holborn, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried31 May 2012

Horse & Groom, Derby, Derbyshire

ChrisEExcellent22 May 2012

The Elephant, Faversham, Kent

BlairNot Tried09 Mar 2012
PedroNot Tried05 Sep 2010

The Just Reproach, Deal, Kent

IanExcellent17 Feb 2012 Lovely and hoppy, good nick and good temperature too.

The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent

DubbelGood06 Jan 2012 Been a few months since I last had APA. This batch didn't have the girl-friendly sweetness I associate it with. Instead it was far more brash and up front, which I didn't dislike.
thebrewingmanNot Tried24 Sep 2011
PedroNot Tried01 Aug 2011
DosserExcellent24 Jan 2010
DubbelGood09 Oct 2009 Fresh on but this one was a little thin for my liking.
DubbelGood28 Aug 2009 Beginning to think there's something wrong with my tongue. Lacking the ususal C-hop power and fruit zing.
PedroNot Tried20 Aug 2009
DubbelExceptional13 Aug 2009 Star of the show. King of beers. Floral, fruity, hoppy, thirst-quenching. Perfection.
DubbelNot Tried17 Jul 2009
DubbelNot Tried26 Jun 2009
DubbelExceptional01 May 2009 Tangy, bittersweet and always awesome.
DubbelExceptional23 Apr 2009 See March 21.
DubbelExceptional18 Apr 2009 See 21 March.
DubbelExceptional25 Mar 2009 Managed to squeeze in a half before legendary regular Paul single-handedly drained the rest of the barrel. Bastard.
DubbelExceptional21 Mar 2009 Another fresh barrel (the APA seems to be selling out within a day lately). Immense creamy, sweet, hoppy, lemony, sherberty wonder. Just insanely good. The South's best beer? Restored my faith in Dark Star.
DubbelExcellent20 Mar 2009 Only to be consumed by the pint. Basket of fruits vying for attention and the most palatable of US hops make the mouth water uncontrollably. It can only be APA.
DubbelExceptional03 Feb 2009 Immaculate dispense, hugely creamy, citrus and floral flavours poke through then the creaminess kicks in again and persists through the finish.
DubbelExcellent16 Jan 2009 Much fruitier than last time and a pleasure to drink. Almost back to its sublime best.
DubbelGood03 Jan 2009 First batch of the new year-round APA rushed onto the pumps. A bit 'green' and probably needed a day or two to develop fully into the awesome all-rounder that we loved so much last spring.

The Bedford, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

thebrewingmanNot Tried06 Jan 2012

The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

Martin the MildmanNot Tried24 Dec 2011
AndrewNot Tried29 Jul 2011
IanExcellent11 Jul 2009 Just about the last one from the barrel, but increadible flavours, great condition and I loved it.

Blue Raddle, Dorchester, Dorset

thebrewingmanNot Tried29 Oct 2011

Royal Blenheim, Oxford, Oxfordshire

AndrewNot Tried29 Oct 2011

Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, Maidstone, Kent

PedroGood26 Oct 2011

1st Spa Valley Railway Beer Festival, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

AlenomoreExceptional23 Oct 2011 On top form here. A real winner.

Lobster Shack (formerly The Whitstable Brewery Bar), Whitstable, Kent

PedroNot Tried22 Jul 2011

The Wishful Thinker (formerly The White Horse), Sandway, Kent

PedroExcellent10 Jul 2011
PedroExcellent08 Jul 2011

The Pineapple, Kentish Town, Greater London

Magnus GreelNot Tried27 May 2011
ChrisENot Tried27 May 2011

The White Rock Hotel, Hastings, East Sussex

thebrewingmanExcellent05 May 2011

The Bell Inn, Ivychurch, Kent

ChrisEGood30 Jan 2011
IanGood30 Jan 2011 At last some hops. A little ascetic maybe

Bull Inn, West Malling, Kent

PedroExceptional29 Jan 2011 fresh on - superb

Oak & Ivy, Hawkhurst, Kent

thebrewingmanExcellent02 Jan 2011

Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, Central London

IanExceptional01 Nov 2010 Great mix of Cascades and Centennial hops. Just so drinkable as to be untrure.

The Bodega, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordieExcellent23 Oct 2010

The Plough, Stalisfield Green, Kent

WittendenExceptional26 Sep 2010 An excellent golden ale-intensely hopped, with a blast of citrus. My only quibble is that I'd like a bit more malt in the mix. In the running for my eer of the year.

Bull's Head, Pratt's Bottom, Kent

PedroNot Tried10 Sep 2010

East Kent Railway, Shepherdswell, Kent

AlenomoreExcellent28 Aug 2010

The Swan Inn (old entry now superseded), Wittersham, Kent

PedroNot Tried22 Aug 2010
PedroExcellent20 Feb 2010

The Bull Inn, Benenden, Kent

PedroNot Tried03 Jun 2010

The Swan, Crawley, West Sussex

darkstar testerExceptional11 May 2010 the best pint (or number of pints) I have had of this for ages. Still to high in price me thinks!
darkstar testerExceptional20 Mar 2010 A true beer that hits the parts other beers can't touch! Great just wish it was on offer all the time and at a lower price!
darkstar testerExceptional08 Oct 2009 What a beer and great condition, Have you tried in mixed half APA half Hophead?

Charters, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

StephenExcellent03 Apr 2010 very nice but outside a fraction cold maybe hard call to make not having drunk it before

The Good Intent, Rochester, Kent

BlairNot Tried12 Nov 2009

The Criterion, Leicester, Leicestershire

StuExceptional22 May 2009 Amber in colour,with a lemon citrus hoppiness in the taste with a good malty balance. Long dry/bitter finish.

The Salehurst Halt, Salehurst, East Sussex

JeffnJoExceptional16 May 2009 One of the best APAs we've had here.
JeffnJoExceptional15 Feb 2009 First pints drawn off - so refreshing!

The Horns Lodge, South Chailey, East Sussex

JeffnJoExcellent19 Mar 2009

The Sussex Ox, Milton Street, East Sussex

JeffnJoGood14 Mar 2009 A tad warm.

The Yew Tree Inn, Barfrestone, Kent

BrianGood26 Jul 2008 This was my favourite at the Kent beer fest but I was a bit disappointed with this. It was still good and it had the hop aroma but it tasted a bit soapy and a touch sweet. I had a couple of pints pretty quickly though.

Kent Beer Festival 2008, Canterbury, Kent

IanExceptional18 Jul 2008 Came back on at the end of the session. Still the best beer in the best nick here.
BrianExceptional17 Jul 2008 This was my first and best pint of the two days that I was there. Golden, bitter, fresh, with back of the throat sting, lemony with a drying finish. Loved it.
IanExceptional17 Jul 2008 Just stunning. Cascade hop grapefruit. Outstanding. Doubt I'll have a better beer in the next 3 days.

Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2008, Woodchurch, Kent

IanExceptional07 Jun 2008 I recommended to everyone and everyone liked it. Even non beer drinkers. Just love those American hops.
IanExceptional06 Jun 2008 Beer of the festival. I had it 4 times. Just to remind myself of just how good beer can be.

Reading Beer Festival 2005, Reading, Berkshire

IanExceptional29 Apr 2005 Golden colour. Real hoppy, citrusy nose. Lemon, tart, citrus fruit that grows towards the finish which is dry. Juicy, lemon and hoppy finish

Dark Star American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)

4.70% ABV.

We have tried this beer 316 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

Other Dark Star beers.