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Hilden Twisted Hop

Brewed by Hilden
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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cask & bottle, regular This beer has was originally brewed exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival and is an Irish pale ale. It has a medium-bodied character and good bitterness, complementing the full hop flavour which lingers on the palate and in the aroma

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strangehorse (47) - - MAR 28, 2014
Move tasting though light strength pale ale. Slightly too much fizz for me, but further sign of improving Irish brewing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (508) - USA - MAR 13, 2014
Hoppy pale ale. Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Dunner stores, Newbridge. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours golden thin white head. This is ok, lemon/lime on the nose a bit of fruit on the tongue a wee hint of caramel on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (2208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Pure lemon aroma, light sugar sweetness. Taste has more of the same. Lemonade and grains. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (650) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
On tap in Belfast. This was nowhere near as hoppy as I thought it would be from the name. Decent bitterness all the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (3807) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
NWAF 25 Jan 13. Gylden. Lavt filmskum. God søt fruktaroma. Smaken er svisker og litt druer. Tilløp til tørr ettersmak. Grei.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014

Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 2013, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, dark fruit, dark tropical fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dark fruit, tropical fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130123]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Deu (668) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle @ a beer festival in Dublin. Clear dark gold with a thin head, ok lacing. Medium body. Aroma is grainy malt and fruit. Short bitter finish. Overall Ok but not impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (442) - SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from the bridge House jdw Belfast a deep golden orange beer with citrus and pine aroma flavour is very fruity with citrus ballanced with soft apricot and peach notes distinct flavour of spruce and pine give a real freshness and zing to this beer sweetness and bitterness nicely balanced for a crisp finish very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (1900) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 11, 2013
Cask @ Linen Hall, Enniskillen [081213]
Golden, clear, dense white head, good lacing
Aroma - soft sweet fruits, peach, touch of mango, some soft floral notes
Taste - soft sweet fruity malts, light peach and mango, bit of apricot, light soft toffee, some soft cereal biscuit malt comes through after
Palate - Medium body, bit oily. Finish of soft sweet cereal, light bitter citrus, soft sweet fruits and some soft caramel biscuit
Overall - The beer was very fresh here, good flavours, pleasent drinking, by far the best of the Hilden’s I’ve tried so far

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