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

bottled
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RATINGS: 70   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 (35353) - 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 (31488) - 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 (25084) - 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 (20668) - 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 (15420) - , 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 (14777) - 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 (14095) - Højbjerg, 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 (13894) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11523) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 060413

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11431) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
Cask at CPK. Pours a clear gold with a slight, white head. Super citrusy hop nose, with grapefruit and some caramel malt. Flavor is very sweet, with strong caramel and honey notes, then orange juice, then hoppy as hell with loads more citrus, along with some mild resin and pine. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes rather sweet, but some citrus bitterness then comes in, and you are left with lingering earthy hops. Very juicy, very drinkable. Really outstanding.


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