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Hawkshead Cumbrian Five Hop

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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Staveley, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottled; Regular.
Originally brewed for a Wetherspoons real-ale festival.

A strong, golden pale ale, with a highly hopped aroma of tropical fruit and a blend of traditional and modern hops, giving a full flavour and long, dry finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (4403) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Cask@GBBF 2015, Olympia, London - fuzzy golden coloured pour with white head. Citrus fruity hoppy aroma and taste, satsuma and lemon, straw, some grassy and floral nuances, refreshing, easy going brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
amhart88 (10) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Aroma of oranges/tangerines. Initially sweet and fruity with zesty bitterness in aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LoneR (21) - - AUG 16, 2015
The taste comes through as slightly sweet, possibly as a result of the strength albeit a "golden" ale. For this reason only, I marked it down otherwise not too shabby.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (5847) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Cask at the brewery. Golden light orange coloured pour with a steadfast smooth off white head. Aroma is caramel / crystal malt with pine needle and tangerine. Flavour is caramel and biscuit malt base slightly spicy pine needle, berry fruit and a bit of pine needle. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Little grassy assertive hop bitterness in the finish. Solid IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1694) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
On cask at Hawkshead Beer Hall, Staveley - Hazy amber body, thin white head. Floral hoppy aroma with grass and hints of tropical fruits. Very floral hop flavour as well, tropical fruits with hints of grassy and traces of pine. Pretty good!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackradioboy (114) - SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2015
Half pint at Wspoons. First sip is very very promising slightly sweet with depth. Slips into a long bitter finish which lingers a bit too long for me. Almost very nice... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6649) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2015
Cask at the counting house, Glasgow. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Aromas of citrus, light orange pith, some sulphur. Taste is light sweet, bitter orange. Sticky texture, thin bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1616) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell on 22nd February 2015. Amber with thin off-white head and spot lacing. Rich and intense tangerine and grapefruit aroma with deep malts. Lush grapefruit hop in-mouth with grassy notes. Grassy grapefruit finish with fine bitterness. Light bodied with zingy mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (530) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2015
There is an awful lot going on with this, from the citrus/orange/lemon/other aroma, through the lovely color, then a melody of flavours to a dryish finish. Not actually sure I’m enjoying it as it is a lot of work, perhaps the fuggles? Who knows I clearly don’t.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1463) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
Keg in the Horseshoe NW3. Orangey amber colour. Served cold. Some fruity hop, sweetish malt. Actually a bit bland and disappointing, especially as I’ve really enjoyed hoppy Hawkshead beers before - don’t know whether it was the cold keg taking the edge off?


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