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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Introducing Cold Hop British-style ale, a unique ale with a rich golden hue, and the 7th release in our Looking Glass Series of specialty beers. Cold Hop’s pleasantly fruity, floral hop aroma and earthy flavor perfectly balance the mild sweetness of the English grains, resulting in a refreshing yet high-gravity British-Style ale.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (4992) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Draft sample. The beer is a gold color with a white head. Malty dough, nuts, and herbs. Sweet and gets dry in the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14601) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draft - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of coffee, light citrus - medium body

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2016
On tap at Fat Heads Pittsburgh. Pours gold with medium frothy white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is earth and pine. Medium body, juicy hop, grapefruit, light bitterness, good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12144) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
Draft - Light fruit and pale malts. Clear gold with a nice white head. Sweet caramel and light hop bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bassbug66 (11) - - JUL 12, 2016
Introducing Cold Hop British-style ale, a unique ale with a rich golden hue, and the 7th release in our Looking Glass Series of specialty beers. Cold Hop's pleasantly fruity, floral hop aroma and earthy flavor perfectly balance the mild sweetness of the English grains, resulting in a refreshing yet high-gravity British-Style ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Pretty decent beer from Boulder. Hoppier than the average English style beer. Has some of the expected mild sweetness and a nice mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (20923) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Drafy. Hazy deep amber color, medium white head. Aroma of toffee and citrus. Taste is earthy, fruity caramel. OK.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3015) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2015
With this kind of hop usage, I don’t quite see it as a Brit style. More like kinda, maybe, sorta. Otherwise not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9651) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"another pleasant offering from Boulder. nothing that stands out, but a nice sweet/bitter balance, with a very floral nose. fairly basic, but pretty good overall."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2233) - - SEP 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-10-13- Served on tap in an imperial pint glass Appearance – The beer is served an orange amber colored brew with tons of tiny carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the body of the beer. Floating atop the beer was a one finger pure white and foamy head that faded rather fast. Once largely faded, there was a persistent film and a good deal of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is sweet of a citrus smell with lots of tangerine and orange and a nice sweet tropical fruit and apricot smell as well. Mixed with these aromas is a little bit of a malty smell as well as some piney and floral aromas. Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and cracker taste mixed with a moderate dose of caramel sweetness. As the taste moves forward the sweeter taste profile changes becoming less caramel like, but more sweet fruit like with flavors of tangerine and pineapple dominating. Mixed with the bready flavors that are initially present is a light citrus hop taste of a grapefruit nature which creates a base for the brew. While the hop is light at first overall, toward the end it gets quite a bit more intense as the grapefruit is joined by other hop flavors of a floral and earthy nature. The transitions of the sweet flavors and the presence of the more potent earthy hop flavor that develops on the tongue at the finish, ends up leaving a moderately earthy bitter and smoother malty flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is, as would have been expected from the appearance, composed of tiny carbonation bubbles. Overall the medium bodied nature mixed with the moderate but peppery carbonation were nice for maintaining a more refreshing and easy drinking brew all the while still allowing all the nice hoppy flavors time to be fully appreciated by the tongue. Overall – A rather tasty and smooth tasting brew with a very nice but still quite drinkable level of hop. Overall it is a rather balanced brew and a treat to drink.


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