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Canterbury Hoppin’ Belgian


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Brewed by Canterbury Brewers
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Canterbury, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Cask conditioned; Special. Also available bottled at 6.5%.
Inspired by the American India Pale Ale and Double IPA this is an extremely hoppy, but surprisingly balanced ale. Brewedc with some big American hops and dry-hopped with New Zealand Motueka giving a sparkling, fruity and grassy hop flavour, which combines beautifully with a Belgian yeast developed by us to give a distinct dry edge.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2013
Flaske 0,33l. Delt med Rune under seanse i H9 17 Jan 13. Gave fra Harrisoni. Thanks a lot. Gyldenbrun. Høyt luftig skum som daler sakte og etterlater kniplingsverk på glasset. Litt uklar. Atomsky i siste kvelling. Deilig fruktaroma. Smaken litt vassen. Aprikos.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2013
Many thanks to Harrisoni for a 330ml bottle of this one which was passed over to Finn and me in London last November. Two-finger, bubbly head slowly fading over a hazy golden-amber body. Spotty lacing. Smell of apricot and oranges. Flavoured with half-dry fruits and juicy malts leading to a bittersweet finish. Medium bodied. Succulent in the mouth. Refreshing (with Finn at a session in Tromsø, 17.01.2013).

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2012
From the bottle pours mid brown, slightly hazy with a head that lasts quite well. Modest aroma from the New World hops. Tastes to me a bit like a cut and shut of a wheat beer and a belgian abbey tripel. Some toffee and banana in the flavour with a little citrus later on. A bit thin and light on the body to carry the strength, but not at all bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
7th April 2012
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Hazy gold amber beer. Short lived white head. Light smooth palate. Semi dry with mild carbonation. A little malt, slightly caramel, provides a base for nice mellow but tart hops. Mild fresh marmalade. Some bitterness from the Belgian yeast. Semi dry finish. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Canterbury continue to impress.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2012
Bottle at home thanks to Craig. Pours a golden colour with a thin white head. Lovely estery Belgian tripel aroma with juicy Kiwi hops reminiscent of Green Bullet. Similar fruity hop characters of pineapple and passion fruit before yeast and alcohol kick in. A lovely dry finish and an oily mouth-feel. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. This beer is very special indeed!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6242) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
Bottle (thanks to Ian) at Chriso’s Easter tasting 2012. It pours hazy golden yellow, with a thin white head. The nose is citrus, candied peel, spice, peach, nectarine and melon. The taste is hay, spice, citrus pith, underlying sweetness, pear and melon, with a dry, spicy finish. Medium body and low-moderate carbonation. Decent enough, but really my sort of thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (1941) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Cask at Egham United Services Club Easter Beer Festival 2012. A golden/amber coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Hoppy, Belgian aroma. Tastes hoppy, fruity, yeasty, slightly bitter. An interesting brew from Canterbury.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2012
cask at egham ... golden amber ... soft zezty ... light yeast .... nice fruit ... jicy malts ... big oily body ... yeasty juicy fruit ... quite nice ...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13261) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
At Foundry brewpub in Canterbury. Very hazy copper light brown, lasting beige head. Belgian estery aroma mixed with intense citrusy hops. Lovely orange tangerine fruit. Wow this is really lovely. Sometimes these cross over beers dont quite work but this is really good. Interesting Belgian estery yeast with the kind of tangerine led hop fruit you get from the best of the Kernel beers. Stunningly good.


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