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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Horsham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Cask; Seasonal - November. Also available bottled.
An already full flavoured IPA, made with the very aromatic Simcoe hops is then made even bigger by using fresh ‘green’ Target hops infused into the slowly conditioning beer. Designed for those who like their hops as an extreme sport!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34443) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, green hops, buttery hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and modrate to heavy bitter with a long duration, dry, very bitter, hoppy, green hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130406]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is light grassy and mild toasted. Mellow fruity, citrusy and grapefruity. grassp and citrusy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. called "Green Hop" on the label. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Citrusy nose - some butter also. Medium body, lovely citrusy hop accents but also extremely bitter. Somewhat astringent. 060413

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
Bottled (from AbM as Dark Star Green Hop). Deep golden colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is malts, fruity hops with some citrus and mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is sweet malts, mild bready notes along with some fruity and floral notes and quite nice bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14669) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
5th October 2012
Craft. Almost clear gold beer, tidy white head. Palate is light and crispy and semi dry. Quite a sweet malt base, repressed vanilla and flowers. Nice fresh citrus provides good balance - orange marmalade and grapefruit. Finishes semi dry with mild minerals. Really like the contrast of the sweet base and the fresh bitterish hops. Hugely drinkable. Great stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2010 cask at cloisters ... golden amber ... thin white lacing ... light sweet citrus fresh hops ... big juicy zezty lime hop... sparkling ... little oily ... huge jicyness ... long bitter hop linger ... lovely

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13851) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, malt, flowers and pine. Long bitter finish,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13559) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2011
Cask handpull at CP&K Pimlico. Sweetish hops. Very good hops on finish. Sweeter than the Simoce IPA. Hoppier, bitter on the finish. Good US IPA, little bit syrupy i the middle maybe.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10902) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle from Domus Birrae. BBF 15 Oct 13. Pours hazy dark gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is mixed hop over mild roast malt. Med + body. Flavor is very hoppy - but the combo suggests scorched rubber. Hop burn. Strongly hopped. Grabs the taste buds and won’t let go. Earth and resin seem to be strong components. This is extreme. If rating multiple beers, make this the last. The scorched rubber thing is not a bad thing. In this beer anyway. With time the flavor does seem to separate into components. So now I think earth, resin, floral. Not going for citrus at the moment. This is challengingly hoppy - as to which, not too how much. This beer demonstrates that there can’t be too much hop. Wowsa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10868) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle, 6.5% as "Green Hop". Clear deep golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, earthy and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, hops, little earthy, little citrus, little sweet, pine and medium bitter.


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