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Elland Top Of The Hops

Elland Top Of The Hops
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Brewed by Elland
Style: Bitter
Elland, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Occasional.
Originally named in honour of the final episode of Top of the Pops shown on 30th July, this beer is full gold in colour, brewed with Pale, Wheat, Munich and Caramalt Malts, and Cascade Hops. It has a hoppy aroma with a hint of fresh fruit and a taste of grapefruit derived from the hops, which is underpinned by malt flavours and a lingering, mouthfilling, fruity aftertaste. As Smashy and Nicey would say ... "FABULICIOUS"!! ... not arf!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (2374) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Cask in the Falcon, St Johns Road, Clapham. Pretty standard golden ale/bitter. Golden amber coloured thin head. Nose is grain husk, sweet malt, honey, slight citrous character. Taste is pretty standard golden ale. Grain husk, honey sweetness, light citrous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Hand-pulled pint in The Philharmonic, Liverpool on 7th Feb 2014. Light amber with good lacing coming from a deep white head. The aroma was half hop, half malt, the taste similar but with a semi-bitter and dry finish. There were hints of citrus notes but not too strong. Medium bodied and easy to drink: not too exciting, but nothing wrong with it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9456) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
Cask at The Crosse Keys, JDW, Gracechurch St, London 14-11-09 Pours gold with a white rim of bubbles for a head. Nicely hoppy with a little hop sting, crisp, tasty beer. A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7841) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2008 Cask-conditioned at the Bag ONails, Bristol 28/8/08. Deep golden coloured with a slight white head. Grapefruit hop flavour and aroma with a hint of pine resin. Balanced by some fruity malt with a decent dry finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11036) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2008
Half, gravity at London Drinker BF 08.
A Best Bitter with a yellow- golden body under a fragile head. Fresh citric aroma supported by flavours of orange and grapefruit shells. Soft bitter backnotes (afternoon session, 13.03.2008).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at the Bricklayers.
Clean gold, good head and in sparkling form. Straight forward crisp hoppage with lots of grapefruit with a nice dusty bitter finish. One dimensional but very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17143) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2008
Cask gravity at Bricklayers Arms 2nd Annual Yorkshire BF 08. Pale gold with slight haze and thin white head. Grapefruit hoppy aroma. Good in mouth, sherberty grapefruit on finish. Slightly harsh, but well balanced. Best beer so far. Good hop on finish. Citrus grapefruit. Slips down easily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34213) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2008
Cask at The Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2007. A golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet and lovely grassy with a slight citrusy edge. The flavor is sweet malty with citrusy almost acidic hop notes as well as some grass, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7765) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2007
(Cask at Wenlock Arms, London, 11 Aug 2007) Pale amber colour with brief white head. Fruity nose with underlying malt, sweetish notes of citrussy, earthy hops. Malty, fruity taste with orange, apricots and citrussy hops in the finish. Medium body. Decent, balanced bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2006
Cask Stillage at the E & S Brewery, Elland 12/08/2006 Hop aroma. Brown golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish.

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