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Dark Star Hophead Extra

Dark Star Hophead Extra
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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Horsham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Cask at The Rake 3rd Anniversary Stone Tasting, 6th August 09. Bright clear yellowish amber with a diminishing white head. The extra 2% doesn’t add anything to the flavour really, maybe a little more malt, but it beefs up the palate. I prefer the usual version - it’s got enough Cascade for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12921) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2009
Golden with a thin white head. Grassy aroma ith a touch of sulphur. Sweet caramel flavour with fruit and grass notes. Quite bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Stockport 15/08/2009 Floral hop aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and slightly fruity with a little bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2009
Looks fine, transparent clear golden, big fluffy head that quickly dissaperas leaving a fine lacing. Aroma could be better in my opinion, grassy and floral hop notes, but not much depth or complexity... Flavour is very nice, hits up front with good citrusy hops, moves through to grass and then some subtle grapefruit, all the time balanced by a good sweetness stemming from a mixture of alcohol and a hefty barley streak that cuts right through the beer, the latter giving quite a fullnes and richness to the flavour as well as adding a slight warmth. Palate is good, soft and pretty lush. Finish is dry offset by alcohol sweetness. All in all a very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2009
Cask at White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Golden pour with small white head. Good hoppy aroma with citrus. Hoppy, fruity, bitter, grapefruit, spicey taste. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6842) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2009
Cask (White Horse, Parsons Green, London) - Golden coloured. Hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit and pineapple. Hoppy taste with a fairly strong bitterness featuring notes of grapefruit and pineapple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (2613) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2009
Cask at the White Horse, Parsons Green. Has a real hoppy aroma, pours a good golden colour with a white head. The taste is all fruit and finishes with a good crisp fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16194) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Cask@The White Horse. Golden color, small white head. Light fruity (pear) nose. Sweet fruity flavor, some alcohol. Pear and apples. Good body ... but not much going on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - AUG 7, 2009
@ The white horse. Someone told this was the beer I shouldn’t miss. A good ale indeed, but unimpressive. Need to re-taste it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2009
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Slightly sweetish fruity hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with some malty hints. Has a sweetish fruity and malty hoppy bitter finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

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