Hoggleys Pump Fiction
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Brewed by Hoggleys
Style: Bitter
Northampton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
A deep golden beer with good malty complexity, exquisitely balanced with a bright hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is herbal and spiced. Bitter and roasted malty. Slight spiced and dry into a hoppy finish. Lasting herbal finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Assembly Rooms, Derby 06/02/2010 Hop aroma. White head. Copper amber coloured and floral with a hint of dryness in a bitter earthy and grainy malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 9, 2009
Quite roasted character with wheat taste and herbal flavor. Medium high bitterness. Mild hops, spices and touches of fruits. Unclear hazy light amber body with yeasty particles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thebeertourist (4769) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2008
Bottle. Hazy amber, almost no head. Sweet malty aroma. Some smoked notes, quite sweet. Needs some pumping up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2008
Cask at Peterborough beer fest. Alround rating: Pale sweeter malts with a small roasty character, its on the sweet side of balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2008
A Mes rate: gravicask at Peterborough Beer Festival.
Light golden brown with a thin white film. nicely fruity with some reasonable sweetish malt and a stong earthy character. Faint roasty notes and a dry bready finish tha lingers for some time. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2008
Draft@Bell Inn, Gumley, Leicestershire. Golden brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is mildly hopped , and the flavour is lightly hopped and roasted. Overall a nice gently roasted and mildy bitter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2008
Bottle. Amber brown with a large rocky off-white head. Aromas are earthy and nutty with sharp citrus. Some spices. Flavours are sweet toffee and ripe pear. Yeasty, dry and earthy with citrus.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2011 Cask conditioned - handpump - Coach & Horses, Wellingborough. A cooper coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. The aroma is fruity with some fizzy notes. The taste is fruity with hints of vinegar but more in a sour acceptable way than a nasty infected way. Some wheaty notes and tastes warm. A bit odd to describe and a bit odd to drink. Score 2.9
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4, 2.0 and 3.0. Average becomes 2.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10019) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury, Oxon. Amber gold with White Head. Good sulphery aroma, which was a little off putting for some but good for me. Plenty of rich malt in the body and nicely on the dry side without being astringent. Veggie hop finish, perhaps a little cabbagy, but not bad at all. I enjoyed it.

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