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Harveys Hadlow Bitter / Long Man IPA (Cask)

Formerly brewed at Harveys
Style: Bitter
Lewes, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask; Regular.
Originally brewed in 1920 as Harvey’s IPA with an abv of 4.7%. In the 1930s it went down to 4.0%. Then down to 3.0% during the war, but eventually settled on 3.5% in the 1950s. In 2003 it was renamed Harvey’s Long Man IPA in honour of the Long Man Morris Men, who celebrated their 25th Anniversary. It is their emblem and colours which adorn the new pump clips.
Was brewed for the Fiddling Monkey in Hadlow as Hadlow Bitter using hops grown in Hadlow, although the name of the pub has since been changed to the Two Brewers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
Golden glowing copper ale with a very small bubbly head. Not much pale character, very mild in this respect at best, but certainly an easy to drink session ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16903) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Gravity dispense at the 23rd Battersea Beer Festival - 06/02/13, as Hadlow Bitter. Clear golden with a bubbly off white head that retains well. Nose is fruit, light veg, toffee - a little muted. Taste comprises toffee, malty, apple, fruits. Medium in body with moderate carbonation and some bitterness in the finish. Quaffable but a pretty basic bitter with little depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Malty session beer, nicely drinkable but not much exciting here. Some caramel in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7227) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
Cask at The White Hart, Arundel, West Sussex. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold with an average size lasting fizzy off-white head. Good lacing. Mild aroma of light hops and not much else -- smells nice though. Flavour has a good amount of hops, especially for a U.K. Bitter, backed by malt and a touch of apple/ Average bodied. Quite good, another fave on this trip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (2394) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2011 Cask in John Harvey Tavern, Lewes. Pours amber/brown. Touch of the ’Burton snatch’ when held to nose. Caramel dominates the nose with some fruity hop notes. Taste is mildish with malt dominating and caramel with a bit of fruity hop bitterness. Unremarkable standard bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2010
Cask (handpump) as Hadlow Bitter at the John Harvey Tavern, Lewes, during the Harveys brewery tour day, 7 June 2009. Attractive amber colour. A clean, fresh basic bitter. Some light bitterness and a little dry malt. Quite understated all round. Decent but not exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Cask @ Woking Beer Festival 2009. Pours a pale brown colour with a small white head. Good hoppy aroma with a hint of caramel. The taste is sweet with plenty of hops and the caramel still comes through.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4445) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2009
Cask @ Lord Nelson, Brighton. Copper colour, off-white head. Lager malts. Flavour is malty, fairly bitter, with some hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1288) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
Handpulled cask at the Garland, Redhill. Amber with a white head. I’ve been drinking this for years as ’Pale’. A graeat session beer, drinking rather like a light mild. Plenty of Harvey’s house characture and not in the least watery. Spiffing stuff on a hot summers evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2008
The Garland, Redhill. Amber pint domed with bathfoam. Burton sulphur, peppery hop, touch of apple fruit on snout. Caramel, earthily fruity hop, chalky smoothness. Op-Ale? Drinks like a bottled Belgian ale of modest strength - plenty of mellow English hop character and dusty sherbet fruit from the yeast. Sulphur throughout. Assertively bitter finish lingering with vanilla malty afters. Big flavour at 3.5. Tasty sessions, nothing special.

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