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Hogs Back HOP Hop Garden Gold (Cask)

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

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular, and bottle conditioned prior to 2012.
A malty pale golden beer with hints of banana and pineapple. An excellent balance of aroma and bittering hops followed by a long dry hoppy finish.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a pale golden colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of melon, honey and caramel. Straw and soft fruit flavours, with some dry straw. Finish was mangos, chewy malt and grapes, but really rather light and lacking.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Clear golden with a small with head, good lacing. Aroma and flavors are fruity and earthy.
OK, bland

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (2539) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is slightly hoppy, taste is slightly hoppy, not great.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (3117) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Clear golden coloured pour aroma is homey earthy sweet, tea. Flavour is mineral honey and hedgerow hop. Utterly boring.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyLion (517) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2013
Ascot beer festival. Gold/amber colour. Smells amazing- like pineapple. Taste is bitter hops with tropical undertones. Unfortunately not as pineapply as the smell. Nice stuff though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8667) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Cask at the GBBF, 13/08/13. Clear golden with a thin off white head that veers edgeward. Nose is summer fruits, apple skin, bready malt, light hop presence. Taste comprises summer fruits, light orange, malt profile light toasted to bready. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth, dry finish with a little bitterness. Adequate bitter/GB.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnicolaescu (775) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2013
GBBF2013 backlog. Head: peachy, small, frothy, poor retention. Colour: amber, clear. Aroma: sourish (lemony/green apple). Taste: faint citrus hops, moderate bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2184) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2013
Clearing golden yellow with lasting white foam head, lacing. Aroma is bit malty, bit hoppy. Taste is small bitter, with some sweetness present. Long aftertaste, bitter. (Velp 201305) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Swaroga (1340) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2013
50cl bottle. Golden with almost no head. Nose : grains, some flowers. Toast bread. Sip : water like body with very low carbonation. Malty flavoured with notes of toast bread. Gets balanced with delicately bitter hops. The aftertaste is somewhat earthy, bitter and sour. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1189) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2013
Cask in the King’s Head W2. Bright golden beer with white head, looked quite appetising. Fairly standard English golden ale, some dryness in the finish, not especially hoppy. Decent enough pint but dull.


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