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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2134) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Orange in color with a light white head. Light palate. Moderate in both malt and hop characteristics...very middle of the road for me. On nitro and cask...same are the regular version, but the hop aroma is slightly more pronounced. In order I prefer, Nitro, then cask, then the regular versions. Notes: Brewery visit during GABF

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (561) - Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2012
Tap: Orange pour with a light head. Earthy, floral, and fruity aroma. Flavor is sweet and mild with grapefruit, clover, and earthy notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 5/14/09. Pours a cloudy orange/gold with a big white foamy head on top. Retention is a little weak, but the lacing that sticks is all over the place. Smells of malts, breads, and sweet floral hops. Light mouth on this one, but oh so creamy. This is a very smooth beer. Big biscuit malty sweetness in this beer. Finishes with just enough of a hop smack on the end, but nothing overpowering or harsh. This is one of the sweeter EIPAs Iíve had, but I like it alot. Recommend.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1376) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2012
Muddy brown pour. Nose is sweet and well balanced between hops and malt, woody aroma as well. Taste is well balanced as well but no particular palate pleaser dominating. Drinkable and refreshing, finish is dry and short and drinks fast, refreshing. Pair with a piece fruit and cheese. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1333) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2012
Pours amber with a white head and aroma of hops and sweet malt. Taste is well balanced, of sweet malt, hops, fruits, and alcohol with a bitter finish. Solid light and drinkable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (3146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
On tap, pours a cloudy orange color, good thick tannish white lacing, medium to large head that dissapeared. Aromas of tangerine, pine, honey mustard. Taste is honey, pale malt, biscuits, tangerine, and spicy mustard. Finished smooth and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
18-Mar-12 (22-oz bottle)
This is a very tasty, easy to drink beer. It pours hazy and copper-orange in color with an inch of tightly-knit, off-white head that settles to a thin layer, but holds its creamy presence for the entire session. The nose is malty, toasty, slightly caramely, and grassy, with toffee, yeasty fruitiness, and a touch of earth. The malty character is most prominent in the flavor, where itís lightly sweet, caramely, and fairly toasty with a modest flavor of toffee. Gently bitter hops add a flavors of tea, grass, and hay, and itís slightly fruity in flavor as well. Medium in weight and the medium carbonation is very smooth and creamy. Plenty of ice-crystal lacing adorns the glass. Overall, this beer is an Americanized version of a British beer. It is balanced, has no rough edges, and is pretty enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2012
12oz bottle poured. hazy copper in color. aroma of flora hops, sweet caramel and bread. taste seemed off, sweet and astringent hops. almost reminded me of an off brand ipa.. this one needs to find itís identity. drinkable but not for me.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (560) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2011
From the bottle purchased at the Beer Hive in Pittsburgh. Nothing outstanding or remarkable in this British clone style ale. Expected more flavor from the imported hops and malts but did not taste anything of distinction.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3666) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2011
This beer really riled me up. As a beer itself, I found this to be cloying, even sickly sweet, with a thick body approaching a DIPA that itself could have been pleasing but not given the level of sweetness. The volume of the ingredients (malts and hops) is admirable, and the hops were perfume-like from the moment I popped the top, but it didnít integrate with the malts. And then I read the label, which expands on how this is an English-style beer. Uh-huh. I really donít see it. It hearkens a bit to the golden summer ale, but not to the English strong ales, which usually donít provide the kind of sweetness or bracing hoppiness. It just doesnít work, and it doesnít fit my sense of what this beer should be given that it has this label. So thatís a double fault. Bottle.


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