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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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1293) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2009
Pleasantly bitter, easy drinking and slightly citrusey. Good hop character, perfectly acceptable ale.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (7986) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2009
Gravicask, sample as H.O.P. from the Hogs Back Brewery Bar, GBBF 09. Golden body topped by a few bubbles. Late fruity to the nose with malty sweetness beneath. Malty sweetness and citrus fruits in flavour developing into a mild bittersweet ending. Dry on the swallow (Earls Court, 07.08.2009).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5184) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2009
Cask (as ’Hop’, Kings Head Inn JDW, Salisbury) - Gold/amber in colour. Malty and slightly fruity aroma with a hoppy element. Nicely balanced, hoppy and fruity taste with tea and spicy malt.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2011 Cask@GBBF 2009 as "HOP". Golden color, small white head. Honey in the nose. Honey and a bit lime in the flavor. Light lemony hoppyness in the aftertaste. (6/2/5/2/10 2.5)
Bottled (K-Kamppi, BB 04/2012)
Deep golden color, small white head. Harsh grainy and grassy nose. Light body. Pale malty with light harsh grassy-fruity notes and honey. Quite lame. (4/2/5/2/9 2.2)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2009
Cask @ Bon Accord. Light golden - greenish colour, off-white head. Aroma is malty and sour. Flavour is malty and sour, with a sour finish. Not much going on here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 6, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2012 Cask at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 2nd May 09. Clear orange, no head. Sweet, pretty drinkable golden ale. Definite banana & pineapple notes on nose & in the body. 6/3/7/3/12. Updated: Cask at the Falcon, Clapham Junction, 25th April 2011.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2008
A Mes rate: cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Cleanish gold with a small but lasting white head. Very fruity aroma. Full of pineapple and grapefruit with hints of vanilla. Initial hit of English hops in the flavour is really pleasant along with more of the enjoyable pineapple and grapefruit apparent in the aroma. Hints of metal and some fairly strong mineral notes in the finish hold it back a bit but it’s nice enough and very easy to drink. Actually the malts and hops are pretty decent. It’s just spoiled a little by the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2012 Cask at GBBF08. Almost clear golden colour. Stable white head. Weak fruity aroma. Good malty flavour. Rough hoppiness, but quite nice still. 6 3 6 3 16

Bottle at KØ12. Cloudy amber colour. Green apple aroma. The flavour is acidic with a spicy hop and a little grain in the finish. 5 3 5 3 15

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrAleman (111) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2008
Enjoyed this good local ale, excellent tasting and better than Summer Lightning which i’ve also tried, nicer overall texture and flavour and a well balanced finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Ambery golden colour, not much head. Aroma is caramel malts, rubber, some yeast and very bitter fruity notes. Flavour is candy, fruity hops, nectar and rich sweet wooden notes.


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