Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, - JUL 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned @ Guide Dog, Soton. Biscuity malts, grassy hops, slightly peppery reasonably bitter.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate: Cask at the Marble Arch Inn.
Bright gold with a slight brown hue, a thin white head and lots of lace. Fruity and floral hops with some light medicinal notes. Probably a little too sweet and the medicinal note lingers in the finish.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gravity at Reading Beer Festival 2 May 08. Bright golden colored. A thin soapy head. Modest aroma of cardboard. Flavor with hints of apricot. Some sweet bitter aftertaste.
Rune (9236) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dispensed on gravity at The Reading Beer and Cider Festival. Golden body with no head. Mild aroma of fresh hops. Citrus and light hops in flavour. Soft texture. Easy drinking session beer. Brewed to celebrate Hop Back’s 21st anniversary (shared with Finn, #1400, 02.05.2008)
bhensonb (12306) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Market Porter. Floral notes. Golden color with a white head. Medium plus body with smooth carbonation. Flavor is light fruit with a touch of citrus over pale malt/caramel. Finishes clean.