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


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14488) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (22982) - 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 (1811) - 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 (39393) - 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.

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