Brewed by Hogs Back
Style: Bitter
Tongham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Bottle: Brewery conditioned (filtered)
A light and very refreshing golden ale, named after the many hop gardens that used to be found in the fields surrounding the brewery and throughout the Farnham Valley. Crafted with a fine blend of best English malted barley and fresh local Fuggles hops from one of the last hop farms in the area, Hop Garden Gold is a perfect balance of aroma and bitterness, with a slight hint of fruit and sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
500ml bottle. Appearance is clear and amber/dark gold. Not much from the aroma but hops. Taste and overall score are high though as i found this so drinkable. Not too exciting for a bitter and not very complex but i thought it was great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber ale with a hoppy aroma with orange. Tastes on the sweeter side of bittersweet with banana. A bit watery but the finish is bitter enough to keep it interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6383) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
500ml bottle BBD 30 Apr 2013: broached on 13 Apr 2013 and poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard. Orangey, pale amber body, clear and clean looking, the fast disappearing head was off-white before it left the building. Fairly sweet nose and taste: malty feel to it, more than the HOP name suggests anyway. Caramel and toffee notes in both the aroma and mouth. The hops come alive towards the end of each sip giving the beer a crisp bitter finish, a nice beer. The alcohol helps to give the bite at the end also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2876) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Bottle from ASDA. Honey coloured pour with a white head. Lemon, coriander and ginger aroma. Nutty-citrus flavour with a hint of vanilla. Bit of a fruit cocktail. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sharkydodson (1198) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 7, 2014
very light refreshening ale... with hoppy aroma... taste with malty and fruity tones...bitter and dry finish...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5002) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Bronze and clear. Slightly hoppy but nothing else really going on. Inoffensive and easy to ignore.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (2691) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Mooie oranje koper kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt honing, caramel, zoetig. Sterke honing geur. Smaakt bitterzoet, hop, citrus, honing. Frisse smaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7837) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle from Tesco Winchester. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is sweet peachy fruit, light caramel. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth light fresh fruit, hop bitter palate and a shirt bitter finish. Moderate to light bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerheart65 (1417) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Hazy golden, little sparkling, not much head. Caramel, nuts, butter. Light body, mild carbonation, dry, slight bitterness, caramel malty long finish. Nice malting, too light body, easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8080) - ITALY - DEC 15, 2014
Oro leggermente velata buona schiuma piuttosto persistente naso delucato leggeenote maltate un tocco erbaceo lupoolatura abbastanza contenuta un tocco fruttato

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