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Hogshead Boy’s Bitter

Hogshead Boy’s Bitter
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1056) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Decent bitter. Caramel malt aroma with a dry-hopped presence. This version used Fuggle. Caramel color with a soft head. Medium weight, which would have been pretty good on cask. Hoppiness up front with caramel malts and some nutty grains.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2537) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Amber reddish and clear appearance with a lingering tan head and thick lacing. Mild bitter hops, darker malts, light toffee and a touch of caramel. Similar flavor with a lingering, light bitter finish. Medium body with a creamy, smooth feel. Nice and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Cask. Amber-red, vibrant colour slight haze. This had a sparkler but it looked awesome. The fresh ekg dry hops are very evident. Soft body, maybe a bit slick but with a touch of cask acidity . Hit of caramel, getting into toffee. Earthy hop character. Increases in complexity as it goes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4175) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Cask with saaz hops at brewery. Lighter version of ESB. Lots of flavor to this beer and very sessionable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (4516) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Clear dark copper with a thin foamy head. Rich "English" nose of mineral water, toffee and a slight bit of caramel. The flavor is pretty mild and light with a bittersweet body, with tones of metallic toffee, some mild bitterness, and a dry biscuity finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (7976) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Cask at the brewery, on October 10, 2012
Hazy brown color, tan head. Smooth, hoppy, floral, citrus taste. Citrus, hoppy aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Fruity, citrus scent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Draft. Deep amber body with an off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of biscuit, caramel, toasted malts, citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Caramel taste on top of bread and mustiness. Neither the aroma nor flavor are overly strong, but there’s a good balance between malt and hop with a light lingering bitterness. Tasty for a 4% session beer. Reminded me of a lighter version of their chin wag esb.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, cask pour with Delta hops. Nice dark orange pour with fluffy white slightly eggshell white head, how can you say a cask beer looks bad? Aroma had nice caramel, musty earth, hints of a biscuit and rich bready malts, slight hint of DMS but it didn’t detract too much. Taste had a bit more of the DMS which wasn’t bad for the style, but its not a flavor I enjoy, though I know it’s sought after in this style, so I didn’t dock it. Nice musty earth, caramel, toffee, bread some yeast and spicy tones, slight grassy hops. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9460) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Keg and cask pours at brewery. Fairly clear, dark burnt orange appearance with a tan head. Mild citrus, rich caramel, grassy, earthy aroma. Fairly biscuity, rich caramel, mild toffee, toasty malty, light orange citrusy flavor. Flavors seem a bit more present and rich in the cask version (which was dry hopped with goldings). Nice stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012
On cask at Hogshead poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, bread, light earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, bread, light earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.


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