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Dark Star Hophead

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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Horsham, England

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unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Light, hoppy, refreshing bitter.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1070) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Aroma: light citrus, some flowers. Appearance: slightly hazy, pale gold, small, creamy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light body, flat carbonation, bitters continue, citrus zest, quite dry in the surprisingly long finish. Overall: nice Golden Ale, very refreshing aroma and palate. Pint at The Willow Walk, Victoria.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWS9 (479) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Fairly typical blond cask ale. Light and fruity, with a decent hop hit in the finish. Accomplishes not being one a bland blond ale. It’s all in the description really; you’ve all had this one before. Gets the job done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (706) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
On tap at the Bracebridge Heath cricket club beer festival. Clear golden colour with a medium head. Aroma has fruity malts and hops. Flavour is malts with fruits and a hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1357) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Cask kings head Huddersfield.golden good white head lacing. Aroma is sweet fruity malts taste same good hoppy bitter finish. Medium body. Good golden.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATulloch (93) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Cask from deeside drinks emporium. Pours a clear, light yellow/gold with a small white head which fades. Aromas of light caramel, grass and hay with a light lime citrus note. A strong hoppy back bone which smooths out to leave a citrus finish. Watery mouthfeel. A nice easy beer to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2540) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is sweet, citrus, taste is hoppy, bitter, floral, awesome.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Cask at The Kings Arms, RBESG
Dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is floral. Flavors are floral, dusty and citrus
Decent

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2818) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of floral hops, straw, floral hops. Malty flavour, light straw, earthy hops, light bitterness. Malty finish, floral, bitter.
(draught @ Harp, London)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4154) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Cask - Light grapefruit hops and some mellow malts. Clear gold with a small head. Earthy hops and a dry bitterness that lasts throughout. Easy drinking and decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Cask at the Lord Northbrook, Lee. An old favourite this one, thought it was about time I rated it.... bright gold pour with a white head. Lemongrass, grapefruit, straw and orange pith aroma. Heavy hop tang, lots of bitter citrus. Long hoppy finish.


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