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


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (22398) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1770) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2008
Deep gold with a minimal white head. A light beer with some hay then a huge hoppy bitterness, rather too bitter to actually be refreshing. However, the beer grows on you as some honey & citrus flavour develops; this leaves a slightly syrupy mouthfeel by the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2009 Handpulled cask at JDW Stanmore. Badged as Hogs back HOP, I assume that I am rating the right beer? Pale gold in excellent fresh condition with lively white head, nobody could fail to enjoy this pint. Although very pleasant, it does not live up yo it’s name, being a malt accented beer. A short dry finish and a good mouth feel. Not bad! 3.3. I’ve just tried this beer for the second time at the same pub several months later and have to say that it is probably the worst case of diactyl I have encountered. Almost undrinkable! .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2008
Cask handpump @ The Hope Tap, Reading, England.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, light to moderate hoppy, lime, buttery, notes of fruit, banana - pineapple. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (010508)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2008
Dark golden colored, little yellow head. Slightly hazy appearance. Nice lemony and mildly hopped aroma with flowers. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is even stronger with hops and some Saaz-tones, flowers also present. Aftertaste dries with lemon, fruits and hops. Fine hopped cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2010 Cask conditioned - handpump - Criterion Leicester. A dark gold coloured beer. The aroma is hoppy with some pineapple and marmalade. The taste is also hoppy but there is some sticky sweetness. A little unbalanced. Score 3.1
Subsequent rating also scored 3.1. Score unchanged.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5090) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2007
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Gold with a thick creamy head; fruity aroma; bitter and orangey to start then developing a marmalade sweetness; sweet and sticky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2007
Cask conditioned @ Hole in The Wall, Porstmouth. Nice citrussy hop and full malty flavours. Fairly sweet and not really enough bitterness. Slightly odd sweet flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2006
Cask, Light golden with a small creamy cap. Soft aroma of citrus, flowery hops and some bready malt. Bitterness is quite low, flavours of caramel, buiskey malt and some light flowery hops. Overall it feels a little weak in flavour for the abv.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
anders37 (19063) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
Cask @ GBBF 2006. Pours a golden colour with a large longlasting off-white head. Fruity malty hoppy aroma. Malty fruity hoppy flavor. Has a long malty aftertaste.

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