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Greyhawk (Copper Dragon) Golden Pippin

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Brewed by Greyhawk (prev Copper Dragon)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Skipton, England

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available in filtered (but not pasteurised) bottle at 4.2%.

A light refreshing blonde ale brewed using a new variety of hop, creating a citrus fruit flavour. Originally brewed as a seasonal ale, Golden Pippin has become such a favourite it is now produced all year round.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (707) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear golden yellow colour. Some mixed citrus, juicy, lightly tangy. Light bodied. Smooth and easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4020) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle from Copper Dragon Brewery, Skipton. A very pale golden beer with a rich malty and toffee apple flavour followed by vanilla, marzipan, coconut and Christmas cake on the finish. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen2 (2562) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2015
Backlog. At the Vine Inn, Manchester, beginning of May 2013. Very pale straw colour. Slightly uneven, but persistent off-white head and lacing. Soft aroma with lemon and lime marmalade. Pale malt in taste and bitter citrus in aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MPG (1) - PENYCAE, WALES - SEP 28, 2015 does not count
Drank at two pubs in Yorkshire, one of the best pale ales ive ever tried. Nice pale colour, with the most wonderful creamy white head and a great array of delicate flavours. Most enjoyable

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (645) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Cask at The Vine, Manchester. I see this beer everywhere so it must have some sort of following but I fail to see the appeal. It’s a run of the mill golden ale, pale amber in colour with an enduring white head. It has biscuity malts and a long, bitter finish but I detected none of the advertised citrus. A little watery on the palate. Maybe it was an interesting beer once but it’s nothing special by today’s standards. Perfectly drinkable though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (693) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Golden very minimal head malts pineapple gooseberry on taste bitter finish quite refreshing

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3112) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle from a local tesco. Golden colour with a thin white head. Light malty aroma, with a floral touch. Taste slight bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vickey9 (926) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
Golden and clear ale with medium-sized white head. Nose is hoppy with hints of apricots and citruses. Light-bodied witth fine carbon. Palate is refreshing with malty and crisp hops tonec.Bitter aftertaste. B@H

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Cask at the haymarket. Pours clear piss golden, nose is floral, toffee, taste is quite sweet and thin.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5308) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Cask at the Clachan, London, served in a glass tankard. Hazy yellow, still, small vague attempt at a head. Nothing in the aroma. Body is medium, smooth, no real carbonation. Taste is thin and watery, suggestions of citrus (like over-diluted squash), background floral, soft bitterness builds over time. Pretty plain.


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