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

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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."


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Two-finger eggshell white head--dense. Light amber color with a slight haze. Some chunky lace. Very mild aroma of softer, paler malts. Some caramel. Nearly no hop. More watery than I’d expect for the style. There’s a distinctly adjunct flavor to the malt...disappointing. Mild hop finish--not long lasting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (2294) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Poured with a nice large, textured, foamy, frothy, off-white head and a bit of lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is typical Brit esb and nothing of note. Flavor is more interesting - with a little sour tang on the sides of the tongue, some decent hop and malt and so some sweet and bitter flavors. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is ok with some odd solvent flavors. Not a bad beer but nothing special.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1487) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2009
Cask at the Claret Free House in Croydon on 21/11/2009. Copper coloured with whitish head. Spicy and hoppy with a lot of fruit and the flavour of a sweet variety of Orval. A zingy mouthfeel and a long hoppy finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle, Sainsburys, Brighton. Hazy amber colour, white head. Aroma is malty and fruity. Flavour is malty, estery, plastic. Not too well.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17593) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2009
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with some hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2210) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
From bottle. Sweet smooth aroma. Clear golden colour with a thin white head that clings to the glass. Sweet pale ale. Slight bitterness with tangy citrus. A little dull in the scheme of things. Doesn’t show off but is a reasonable pale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2008
A bit metallic but nicely enough done bitter with some strange hop notes that didn’t sit well with me.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MrAleman (111) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2008
What a great beer, highly recommened. I’d say this is about the best beer i’ve had before. Packed full of great tasting beer, strong, dark and deep.. great beer to go for.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle@Home. Light medicinal, metallic and citrus aroma. Light hazy, orange/yellow color, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, bitter, citrus, light herbal, light metallic. Ok, not very special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2008
500 ml bottle, bought at Sainsbury´s, Newhaven - shared with Roger. Amber color, big off-white head. Aroma is floral hops and malt. Flavor is malty, fine bitterness from hops, some fruit.


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