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Cropton / Mike Hall Vicious American Wheat IPA

Cropton / Mike Hall Vicious American Wheat IPA
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Brewed by Great Yorkshire (prev Cropton)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Pickering, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. First seen in Winter 2010 at 6.0%. May have been reduced to 5.0% for 2012.
A collaboration between Cropton and Mike Hall, brewer at North Peak Brewery in Michigan, produced mainly for Nicholsons / Mitchells & Butlers pubs. Although the names of this range of beers correspond to beers made by North Peak, the ABVs and recipes differ considerably from their namesakes’. Note that the branding on the pump clips often excludes any information regarding the provenance.

The frothy head and piney dryhopped scent should alert you to the brew’s ferocity on your palette. Then pale, crystal and wheat malts converge in a cloudy thick body and give you a smooth kiss, leaving you howling for more.
Hops: Cascade, Amarillo, Perle, Willamette


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8343) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2012
Half-pint, cask, 5% abv., at The Blackfriar Pub. Amber coloured body. Faint bubbly head, some lacing. Smell of leafy hops and dough-like malts. Well blended malt-fruity taste. Clean and nice bitter round off. Pleasant (London, 06.11.2012).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4565) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2012
Cask @ The Winstor Castle, London. Almost clear, golden body with a nice white head. Light malty aroma with a fine citric fruitiness. Flavor is soft malt with smooth citric fruit and decent bitterness. Very refreshing. Medium body, nice bitter aftertaste. Nothing really extraordinary going on here, but a solid dose of a well-brewed beer. Sometimes that’s what it takes.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7613) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
Cask, handpump The Chequers, Oxford 14.05.12 Light amber with a white head, good clarity. Little bit of a sicky smell on the nose. Good tasting beer the hops and the wheat combine rather well, however like mine it is just a tad thin at times. Pithy in mouth with a citrussy rub around the roof of the mouth. A5 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20822) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Cask@Southwark Tavern, London. Goldeny amber colour small white head. roma is fruity, floral, grassy with some mild wheat and earthy notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, grassy and earthy with mild notes of earth. Semi dry palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1561) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Cask. The Old White Swan (Nicholson’s), York. Thin white head. Orange body. Orange, , wheat, hoppy. Bitter. Dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2799) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
On tap @ the Haymarket. Pours golden with some haze. Nose is citrus mostly with not much of telltale wheat beer notes. The taste is more of the same - where is the banana, or toffee or nutmeg or whatever. Seems to be all grapefruit. The palate is light to medium body with a similar texture weight and a clean finish. Overall, a solid beer but they might have been better not to bother with the wheat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14959) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2012
cask at haymarket ... amber .. creamy white head ... soft sweet orange nose ... creamy body ... soft mellow ... light sweet creamy orange hop ... mellow ... average

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10574) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Old Contemptibles, Birmingham. Gold with white head. Light, bright beer, fully hopped, fruity, pineapple, lychee, passion fruit. Delicate on the palate rather than aggressive. Really very pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11613) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2012
Cask at The Magpie, Nicholson’s, London. Pours clear, bright gold with a fine, foamy white head. Quite a bit of toasted straw in the nose with hints of citrus. Light to medium sweet flavor with ripe citrus, dirt, straw. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Somewhat sticky finish with a dirty, lightly abrasive bitterness, mild toasty dough, some citrus rind. The bitter edge softens as I get used to the beer. Not bad overall.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
Cask in Dog & Duck. Colour is clear orange amber, white foamy head. Nose is pithy orange and grapefruit citrous. Bit of Burton snatch in their. Like a citrus bitter rather than an American pale. Citrousy, crystal malt, bit of acidic bite. It’s solid but not great.


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