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Brodies / Steel City Mental Hop Bastard

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Brodies / Steel City Mental Hop Bastard
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Formerly brewed at Brodies
Style: American Pale Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Cask; Special.
Ever-eager to spread our wings, cuckoos that we are, this time we were off down to London on what seems to have become an annual brewing excursion, this time way out east to Leyton and the adventurous and well-respected Brodie’s brewery.
Jamie has developed a reputation for having a go at just about anything in his tiny brewery and a huge range of beers - just about everything from 1.9% summer ale through mild, stout, bitter, pale ale to 22% barley wine - have been produced there. With Dave unavailable Gazza took the opportunity to get sweaty (it was bloody hot that weekend, 25°c plus!) and, atop a mash of Warminster pale ale malt, he, James and Jon rammed kilo after kilo of gorgeously fruity Motueka and citrussy Super Alpha into the copper until it could virtually take no more and required a spade to stuff the hops down...and that’s without the 5kg of Southern Cross pellets tipped into the FV the following week...
This should be a beer to remember and we have very high hopes for it; look out for "Mental Hop Bastard" in a few weeks and here’s hoping it tastes as lovely as it smelt coming out of the copper... which contained the thickest hop bed I’ve ever seen!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14976) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
RBESG 2011 day 1 at the King William ... There were Cellar problems that weekend and they had lost temperature control on a hot weekend... golden yellow ... soft sweet lemon rind ... big hop oil nose .. big big sweet hop ... juicy hops ... a very mellow lemon .. some rind ...note of things im not so fond of ( a hop i think)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
Cask @ Dean Swift, Tower Bridge SE1. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
RBESG August 2011, King William IV. Golden with a small white head. Hoppy aroma with floral, grassy and tropical fruit notes. Dry and very floral/fruity flavour with medium bitterness

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9509) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2011
Cask (William IV, RBESG2011 Saturday)
Slightly stodgy aroma. Sweet malts. Annoying hoppy component, a bit grassy. Light malts in the finish. Really not getting much hop bitterness at all. Sub-par.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ King William IV, RBESG Weekend, 816 High Road, Leyton, London, England E10 6AE.

Clear medium orange colour with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, light heavy hoppy, grass, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and heavy bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110806]
7-3-7-3-15

Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co., RBESG Weekend, 82 Leather Lane, London, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR .

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lacing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, light heavy hoppy, fresh grass, grapefruit, orange - citrus, tropical fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and heavy bitter with a long to average duration, refreshing and very good balanced. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. In very good conditin and nice fresh - Well done Gazza and the Cad ;O) [20110806]
8-4-7-4-16

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
6th August 2011
RBESG Weekend. Light haze on this gold beer, no real head. Light semi dry palate with very moderate carbonation. Nice hops - juicy orange and lime with a little pine and grass. Mild malt backbone. Semi dry finish. Nice beer!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
Cask at The Dean Swift, London august 2011. Pale with a small head. Hoppy and fresh aroma. Hoppy taste with some bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14020) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2011
Cask handpull at William IV during RBESG 11. Mental hop bastard. Not hoppy enough. Its an ok hoppy golden ale. Decent hoppy aroma. Good bitterness. Decent bite. Ok citrus flavours. Good 3.5

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
Cask at William IV, London, during RBESG 2011. Pours an almost clear gold with a small, white foam head. Has a very mild aroma, perhaps some faint citrus and grass. Nice flavor, bit of resinous pine, light rindy grapefruit, some toast and grass. Light to medium in body with fine, soft carbonation. Modest sticky finish, clean and green, fresh hops, light sweet, lingering bitter resins. Pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2011
Cask @ King William IV, London. RBESG 2011. Pours clear golden with a off white head. Exotic nose and flavor. Citra and Nelson like. Smooth, crisp and dry. Nice.


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