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Brewed by Hepworth
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Pulborough, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available cold filtered in 500ml bottles. Occasionally available in the cask.
"Iron Horse is a strong pale ale hand crafted at the beer station from a complex grist of roasted malts and English hops. This gives a full flavour with a traditional Sussex hoppy nose to the beer."


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kvnstfrd (32) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours a very hazy, and very dark amber with a small off-white head. Some sticky lacing. Smell is earthy English malts, fruit, slightly citrusy. Taste is typical biscuity English malts, toffee. Hops are a pleasant, tea-like bitterness, not citrusy at all. Light to medium body, carbonation is mild. Nice finish, not too dry. Bitterness not strong, but lasts. Good ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2173) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2012
pours a semi-clear amber with a small off-white head, and very good lacing. smell is of some caramel, a touch of floral, malt, and some citrus. taste is smooth, grain, malt, caramel, citrus, and hops. ends smoth and a little bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2012
16.9oz bottle–thanks to Murph @Hourglass-pours amber with an offwhite head. Aroma is orange/tea, sweet medium malt. Taste is orange/tea hops, sweet medium malt.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (16660) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle at home - 05/08/12. Pours to a clear amber colour with a slightly off-white thinnish head. Malt, caramel and a little hop on the nose. Taste wise there is a wheaty/grainy flavour, hops, and a background sweetness, perhaps honey? Decent enough mouthfeel and carbonation. Nowt special!

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3774) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear amber coloured brew with an fine fruity sweetbitter taste, and its have a very English hoppy character.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (948) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Caramel malt, bread, and a little orange in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet with caramel and toffee. Finishes with some hop bitterness and a little sour flavor. I liked this better than the rating indicated--good, easy drinking beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle thanks to Helen and Keith. Dark bronze in this light with a fat, level white foam. Sensible, slightly herbal, aniseed-like English hop aroma streaked with attractive peanut butter notes and a red jellied fruit, Sheps hint. Soft and stony with hints of almond, wholemeal crackers, aniseed and caramel-drizzled pear. Honestly. Safe but good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2744) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe
Amber...clear...large frothy white head...good lacing
Aroma - Caramel malts...some sweetish toffee....slight floral notes....light spicy hops...hint of berries 7
Taste - Caramel malts...toffee...light bitter spicy bit grassy hops...very light fruits...mellow flavours...slight cake mix....emphasis on the malts
Palate - soft carb...thin to medium body...smooth...light sweet caramel. Finish as main flavour with some more bitterness...cleans well
Overall - A reasonably good pale ale...nothing outstanding...flavour a bit restrained for the abv but what’s there is pleasant....nice easy drinking

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Crisp honey aromas on the nose with herbal hops. Iron Horse pours slightly hazy with an amber hue. Grassy hops upfront with an earthy bitterness and hints of pine. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle at the Hepworth stall at MasterChef Live, Olympia Centre, London. Pours gold with a small, white head. Has a sweet malt aroma with hints of caramel. Medium sweet flavor, toffee, light fruits, slight herbal bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Mild bitter finish, slight leaves, caramel malts, mild bread. Nice beer.


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