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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."


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5441) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2011
Pale copper colour. Quite a floral, hoppy aroma and a hint of wood too. Nice dry, hoppy flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a light brown colour with a thin white head that soon disappears. Plenty of roasted malt in the aroma, the taste is malty with a hops and a hint of some caramel with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5779) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Caramel malts and earthy in aroma. The flavor is malty and slightly bitter with the requisite fruity malt/hop aftertaste. Not bad overall, similar to an EPA but still enough punch for an ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
Deep golden-pour with a bit of soft sweet caramel/toffee flavour. There is a bit of fruit and some orange peel and some cherry. Estery and herbal. Fresh and a little bit hoppy. Soft palate - pretty lovely brew. A little bit of floral character.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1929) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2011
500 mL bottle and the Nook. Pours dark orange with a thin but persistent head. The aroma is apples, some nutty notes, and orange and pine hops. The flavor is a measured and subtle bitterness, with roasted malt sweetness in the front. The palate is medium, fairly carbonated, and a little astringent. A good, flavorful bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SanfordBrewer (1502) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Hazy copper with a thin beige head, medium body with high carbonation.

Aroma: bright minerality, grassy hops, white bread.

Taste: pale and toffee malt sweetness, crisp minerality, and grassy hops with a hint of pine emerging as it warms.

Has an interesting character to it. Could work very well with certain food pairings.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2011
0.5L bottle from Ex Cellar, Fulham. Two fingers of cream-ish white foam. Body is brilliant, pale amber. Nutty and bready with a rounded sweetness to the nose. A noticable whiff of hay/grass from the hops. Fairly sweet malt flavor. Toasted, light peppery with caramel tones. Distinctly bitter, earthy and grassy. Well-bodied. Slick in the mouth. Dryness and fine bitter tones in the ending. A pretty nice ESB.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
23rd March 2008
A hoppy ale with plenty of lingering dry hop bitterness but not a lot of hop fruit. Dissapointing!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
topherh (1923) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Pours coppery with an off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and fruity citrus. Flavor is sweet caramel, fruity, earthy with a nice bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5619) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Bottle. Sweet malty nose, loads of sticky fruity notes with some darker caramel malt with grit. Hop stickiness. Hazy, dull copper color but a buoyant, jiggly rocky white head. Taste is very, very dry with some light grit and a surprisingly clear, ringing bitterness. Dark, earthy overtones, headed a touch toward metallic, though. Light-medium body, has some umph, no accusation of wateriness here. Very natural, bitter-roasty appeal.


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