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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
devilrunner (5) - USA - OCT 24, 2010 does not count
The brewery is one of the coolest we have ever been to. The tap is covered in ice and the beer that comes out of it is REALLY good! Drink it cold and enjoy

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 Pours the color of honey w/ a full, creamy froth. Head retention is superb receding to a full silky canopy w/ some spattered islands and a complete creamy ring of lace. Aromas of fresh malted herbs and aged citrus rind. Full nectar w/ ample, creamy residual effers. Nice! A big malty backbone supports a bright hop component. Flavors come alive w/ a brisk force and splatter layers of aged malts on top of refreshingly snappy hops. Mildly sweet w/ rustic nuances of citrus rind and mild caramel. The finish is bittered perfectly and dry leaving a nice hop burn to linger. I want more! Very well balanced. I can taste the English influence. Highly recommended.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2010 Dont know why its rating isnít in the 4ís or higher Iím mainly a malt profile drinker with occasional hop tendencies but this has to be my favorite hoppy beer. Great bitterness with just the right amount of sweetness to clean you palette quick enough leaving you aching for another drink, but as said before take heed of the ABv because in taste youíd have no idea it was as high as it is. A good session beer......Beginning of re-rate. Not really re-rate but just wanted to comment that the abv was lowerd from 8 to 6.5%.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2008 Very fragrant, reminiscent of the aroma of a Double IPA or a fresh-hop harvest ale. Flavor has sweetness and body is much like a sticky resinous hop-bombing IxPA. The hop character is very played up in pretty much every aspect except for flavor, which is medium-strong-hoppy by mainstream standards. Definitely worth coming back to, especially at the modest price. I recommend this, and the RB average has dropped the ball on this somewhat. Something of this quality would get around a 3.7 RB average in a true, fair blind tasting.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CoachJT (35) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2008
12 oz. bottle pour. Wonderful hoppy aroma, nice off-white head. Nice hoppy bitterness, with a touch of malt. Perhaps a bit over-hopped, but I like it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
borgination (101) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Draft. This was a delicious beer with a wonderful hoppy taste to it. This here is a must try. One of my favorites.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3634) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2008
12 oz. Cloudy, burnt orange with a creamy one-finger head that endures. Earthy tea leaf, woody hop, toasted bread and caramel aromas. Flavor is a very nice blend of the same with a citrus, resin, and mildly peppery wood finish. Toasted nut and cocoa flavors begin to develop after a few tastes. Medium body is smoothly carbonated, lightly hop-tingly, and has a crisp dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TaydaTot (18) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2009
12 oz bottle. Iím normally a roasted malt maniac but this beer was ridonckulous. Pours a beautiful hazy gold with a thick frothy white head. Aroma is a beautiful floral hop, galangal, pine and resin medley. Flavor reminds me of whole grain toast with fresh raw honey. Beautifully rounded out with the perfect balance of hops. The balance from the front of the palate to the finish is perfect. I couldnít imagine a better session beer. Too bad ABV isnít lower.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (585) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Golden in color with white head. Leaves little silking down glass. Great smell and taste of hops. Wonderful overall brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coolfunnj (321) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
grapefruity and pine apply aroma with sweet malts in the background quite nice..high marks for appearance as well..cloudy amber deep orange color pure white foamy head plenty of lacing..tastes of citrus pine and perhaps floral hoppiness and a fruity maltiness which is unusual in a nice way..easy to drink,medium bodied with a sweet aftertaste bitter on the tongue..overall cant find a whole lot to complain about very pleasantly surprised and inexpensive too


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