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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1759) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Tap at Old Chicago. Pour is a hazy orange with thick, lasting white head. Aroma is citrus and floral hops, taste matches the aroma. Really solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5210) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2013
16oz nitro pour at RFD in DC. Pours a slightly hazy, darker orange with some very cream, lacing white head. I thought the aroma was very nice, clearly a British take on the style, lots of fall fruit, some root veg, standard pine, lemon. some dried leaves. Flavor is malty and sweet, roasted parsnip, pear, lemon, orange, pine. Clean finish. Creamy in the mouth. I thought this was excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
I had this from a nitro tap so its changes it. Slightly hazy amber. Hops and fall leaves scent. The beer kind of tastes backwards the malts hit you before the hops. It is a pleasant change that leaves you lightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Nitro at craft ale house. Pours hazy light brown or really dark yellow. There is a medium sized off white head, decent lacing. The aroma is a mix of floral notes, citrus, and some toffee and nuttiness. Great mix. The taste is light orange, light bitterness and sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
From tasting notes. Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange with a small, off-white head. Aromas of citrus and pine hops, caramel and a touch of tropical fruits. Nice citrus and pine hop flavor partially balanced with some sweet caramel notes. More citrus/pine hops and sweet caramel in the finish with some added tropical fruit notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Backlog rating, picked this one up in Cleveland several years ago. Hazy deep gold pour with a nicely fluffy, elegant carbonation to it. Soft toffee malts along with Fuggles and shit in the nose. Beefed up, imperial bitter perhaps as a style? Certainly is aggressively hopped, which complements the nice bready malts quite nicely, giving this one a crisp, almost sessionable quality.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (849) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Nitro sample pour. pours a golden/light amber hue with a light fluffed head. Nose is very light, citrus notes of sweet orange and grapefruit. Flavor is similar, only much more intense. Grassy notes all over with orange up front and grapefruit as well. Quite drinkable. Nitro provides a different texture, but still smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Nitrous pour. Nice calm pour with a froathy head. Smooth hop flavor and easy on the palate. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1746) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Nitro draft at the Khyber Pass. Slightly hazy honey brown amber with a thick tight white head. Strong dry floral notes overtaking a subdued honey sweetness. Dandelion. Lavender. Meyer lemons. Straw. Green bananas. Body is a bit watery. Absence of dark malt flavors makes this an interesting E.S.A..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Sampled at Bearden Beer Market. Hazy golden orange, tight white head. Smells like citrus and rich toffee. Taste is a bit vegetal, with nice woodsy hops and a solid caramel base.


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