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Swannay Island Hopping

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Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Orkney, Scotland

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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A hoppy golden pale ale with a resin, lemon, hop character.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
yiannnos (1217) - , CYPRUS - NOV 25, 2015
Clear golden colour. Light body, citrusy aroma and body. Light bitterness at the end, dry finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (16281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle shared during Scopey’s 5K tasting - Croydon, London. Cheers! Pours clear gold with a white froth head. Nice citrus hop nose, with accents of lemon and tangerine. Light sweet flavor with good rindy but lightly juicy citrus, more lemon, some orange, grass and hay. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly drying on the finish, more hay, citrus rind. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeevan (213) - SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
On Cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours light golden. Head fades fast. Bit of a wiff of stinky just opened the bag before using hops...nice. Slight funk. Nice creamy texture with an oily hoppy mouth feel. Citrus.Quite rich considering the ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sobit (5) - - JUL 24, 2015 does not count
500ml bottle. Tesco Kirkwall Orkney. Nice and tastefull. Not too much bitterness. Golden yellow appearance.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Cask at Holy Inadequate, Etruria. Pours light gold with a white head. Sweet lemon, not too bitter. resinous light session ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (457) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Cask @ Blackfriars Glasgow pale colour white head bitter taste with fruit tones nice beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Cask at Golden rule. Clear, pale. Arona of sweetish malty, sone fruits. Taste has grassy, citrus hops, malty bitterish finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sad24 (209) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
At pivni in York. Perfectly nice but not quiet light and not powerful. Citrusy, hoppy but not over done. Too subtle.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyfry (1) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
Cask from the Trent House, Newcastle. Hoppy, moreish, highly thirst quenching. Good stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MissPxx (937) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Highly hoppy. Smells like a second hand car showroom forecourt. Or lots of Harley Davidsons. Really bitter with a super after bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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