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Hampshire Pride of Romsey

Formerly brewed at Hampshire
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Romsey, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Hops! Abundant aroma of the fruit of the hop, citrus and fragrant with orange, grapefruit and lemon hints. Powerful Cascade hop aroma through to aftertaste with distinctive bitterness complemented by good strength of malt character. Bright copper colour and a hop feast worthy of a serious India Pale Ale.
Ingredients: Maris Otter and Crystal malts; Challenger, Golding and Cascade hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1589) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2012
Tasted this at the Last Post , Paisley (JDW) in May 2000. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear russet in colour with a thick white head. Strong floral hops noted in the long aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and goodlacing throughout. Mixed malts gives a heavy robust digestive biscuit base with toffee and currant fruit notes. Strong hop resins evident in the floral aftertaste, giving a strong dry bite. Orange oil and soft highland toffee noted in the sweet malty finish. An excellent American IPA and well recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Gift from Sj. Copper , clean pour with a nice floral hop and citrus aroma. Some fruits like grapefruit are present int he taste and complemented by the nice cascade hops. It’s ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Pours amber in the glass. Nose and taste of slight lemongrass and bitter. Rated 6/29/02

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dull orange amber body with a thin white lacing. Aroma is malty caramel hints of iron some light hop resins, this aint gonna be good. Dry malty raisin like caramel base and a hint of moth. This is not an IPA. the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2009
Cask at Market Porter, London Bridge 18 Nov 08. A rapidly dissolving fluffy head. Inviting hoppy & fruity aroma. Sweet flavor of apricot. Some more fruity hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
Cask (Standing Order JDW, Southampton) - Dark golden/amber in colour. Nicely hoppy aroma with grapefruit standing out. Hoppy and lightly fruity taste with the grapefruit notes giving a rather bitter finish. Not bad but a bit watery. It’s a shame this brewery has gone under.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Cask at the Eastbourne Beer Festival, 9th Oct 2008. Amber, no head. Citrus hop aroma with lots of grapefruit. Taste is similar - very refreshing but also balanced. Sharp finish. Truly refreshing summer golden ale that would be perfect after you’d worked up a sweat. Unfortunately it seems I caught the last appearance as the brewery closed in November :(

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle@BlindTastingSession. Hoppy aroma with sweet citrus and apple. Yellow color, off-white head, fair lace. Light sweet, light sourness underneath, bitter, iodine, peaty, hint of citrus. Very interesting but low drinkablity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
Cask handpump @<a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? target=_new> Three Guineas, Reading RG1, England.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, creamy to frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, notes of peat, moderate hoppy, grass, grapefruit - orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (040508)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
BCA from Centurion Vintners, Stroud. Amber with a big, foamy white head and plenty of carbonation. Aroma of grapefruit, apricots and earthy malt. Full mouth feel with a slightly sweet malt flavour, with some caramel and a mouth puckering citric hop finish. Very good.

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