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Five Points Hook Island Red

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Brewed by Five Points
Style: Amber Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Cask, Keg & Bottle; Regular.

A full bodied, aromatic Red Rye ale brewed with malted barley, the addition of 20% Rye to the recipe, and with Chinook, Columbus and Simcoe hops. We think the Rye in the recipe gives some dryness and spice, and the hops add a dash of pine and passion fruit, but see what you think, everyone’s taste buds are different. This is an incredibly flavoursome Red Ale, full of lots of interesting tastes and aromas.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (311) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Reddish brown with a small white head and a ton of yeast sediment. Taste is strong bitter. Finish astringent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (4654) - Utah, USA - AUG 18, 2014
On tap at The Cock Tavern, RBESG
Clear dark amber with a small off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is all caramel. Taste is caramel and bitters
Ok.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (8123) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Sampled at the Cock Tavern. Clear amber color, small off-white head. Aroma is a bit weird, a bit plant like. Taste malts, caramel, again a bit plant like, some butter and old hops. Average body, firm carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Cask, The Swan & Rushes, Leicester. Hazy copper, red with a cream foam. Aromas are raisins and red berries with toffee and oak barrel. Peppery alcohol with a light smokiness. Bready yeast with orange rind and pine. Flavours are juicy, fruity malts with toffee and a grapefruit and pine bitterness. Sweet oranges with spices. Smooth on the palate, perhaps too slick, with a spicy, herbal finish. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATulloch (68) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle from deeside drinks emporium. Pours a reddish brown with a small white head that doesn’t stay around long. A strange mix of aromas. Varnished wood, blackcurrant wine gum and strawberry jam with something spicy in there. Taste is similar but with a strong pine finish that leaves a spice on taste buds.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2014
Bona cervesa, és equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (727) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Half pint of cask at FyneFest. A very deep red colour. More head than average. Medium consistency.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (282) - - JUN 8, 2014
A red as I like it. Solid IPA base from the hops with sweetness from the rye and biscuit/caramel from the malt. Fresh, spicy and very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours deep red, a bit cheesy, sweet toffee, dry, pine, bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2260) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A dark red-brown beer with a sweet red fruity and citrus flavour followed by roasted notes and a liquorice and pine finish. Superb!


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