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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Originally, this intensely hopped ale was brewed in the 18th century to survive the long sea journey from the cooler breweries in England, around the Cape of Africa to India where the temperatures were too warm to brew. This beer has a unique floral aroma from the generous addition of Cascade hops to the fermenter in a procedure known as dry hopping.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2298) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2014
Can sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with medium off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts covered by earthy and piney hops, taste follows with a grassy bitterness on the back end. Nice beer, solid offering, good balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3442) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2014
On tap at the Distillery. Pours a clear orange-amber with a thick white head. Aroma of light fruits, floral hops, earthy hops. Flavor of light fruits up front, floral/soapy hops, bitter grassy hops in the finish. Slightly harsh palate. A light, fruity IPA, overall pretty good. 7/4/7/3/14 (3.5/5)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured a cloudy orange-amber color with small floaters and a large creamy-foamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy with vague fruity hops, plum and a bit of citrus. The flavor was tangy and bitter with notes of honey, bread, vague fruits and citrus. Medium length bitter and fruity finish. Medium body. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10894) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Can shared at the Scopey 5K tasting. Picked up at the Good Bottle Co. in Charlotte, NC. Pours clear gold with a white cream head. Bready nose with bits of ripe orange. Medium sweet flavor with further bready malts, light dried orange, perhaps some leaves and pine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Light rindy orange bitterness to finish, dry bread, pine needles. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14859) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
15th February 2014
Scopey 5K Tasting in deepest Croydonia. Can thanks to Leighton. Light haze on this amber beer, small white head. Palatenis smooth and dry. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth dry malt. Citric peel bitterness. Good balance. Smooth dry finish. Pretty drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (8395) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Can split at Scopey’s 5K Extravaganza of Oompah Band meets doorbell music, thanks to LKS - 15/02/14. Lightly hazed golden amber with a moderate off white covering/spotting. Nose is caramel malt, earthy, orange, light citrics. Taste comprises light hops, caramel malts, orange pith, grass. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Pretty mediocre affair - low down draw (socks ?) for style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle shared at Scopey’s 5000th rate. Another can cheers to Leighton. Pours clear orange with a white film over the top. Nose is heavy biscuit, honey and orange. Taste is stale oranges and old biscuit. very hard toffee forward. Spritzy carbonation and quite bitetrsweet. Ok

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6754) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Can, thanks to Leighton. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is sweaty, musty, urine, orange and fart. The taste is orange, tangerine, grapefruit peel, doughy underlying sweetness, resin and dirt with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smells pretty nasty, but taste is OK.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThirstyBird (1544) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2013
Thanks John! Pours a hazy orange color with a cream color head. The nose is fruity, earthy, floral. The taste is floral, fruity with some earthy tones and some caramel malt. Light/medium body and nicely carbonated.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10516) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 Dunkel säuerlicher Antrunk, in dem der Hopfen in den Hintergrund rückt. Malzig, sehr bitter, zum Ende aromatischer. 10/11/9/9/9/9


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