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Hop Back Crop Circle

Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A very clean flaxen-coloured beer with wonderful thirst-quenching properties. The subtle blend of aroma and bittering hops give a crispness on the tongue which is delicately fruity, giving way to some dryness. The inclusion of some flaked maize in the grist subtly hints at crisp corn flavours.
Ingredients: Optic malt, flaked maize, wheat malt. East Kent Goldings, Pioneer and Tettnang hops, coriander.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (703) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Colour of pale lager, with a decent white head and even a bit of lacing. Body is light enough to be refreshing without being watery. Citrus hops evident in the nose and these lead the way in the taste too. Bit more malt would be nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3476) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle from supermarket. Golden colour with a big foamy white head. Light grainy aroma. Taste light sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (7810) - ITALY - OCT 7, 2015
bottle dorata un po di lieviti in sosspensione schiuma media discreta persistenza zolfo mais cereale buona secchezza amaro meio non molto aromaticoun filo citrica

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3931) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Cask@fountain, Gornal. Golden beer with small head and good lacing. Aroma of yeast and pale malts. Taste is yeast, pale malts and a touch of sulphur. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8312) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Golden-blonde with a small head. Light and easy drinking session ale with mild hops and fruits evident. Has a floral-malty nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ERB92 (623) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2015
Bread, hay, fruits and grass in the aroma. Pale golden with a white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation.Overall a refreshing and easy drinkable Ale, quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
djoeye (3270) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
Very pale and clear straw golden. Gushing. Tall head, fragile. Light malty aroma with sweet citrus, flowers and white bread. Sweet citrusy floral hops to the tongue and light sweet malts. Sweet white bread to the finish. Thin body. Easy to drink. [50cl br btl, abv4.2%, BB170215, 5€ B@Kjeller5]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (6197) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
Flaske 500ml fra Kjeller 5. Veldig lys gyldengulbrun. Svakt uklar. Høyt kremaktig skum som daler sakte. Svakt metallisk aroma. Smaken har antydning til gress. Litt tynn. Litt syrlighet i ettersmaken. Bra tørsteslukker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Cask @ OT. Lovely smooth and drinkable beer with heavy bread notes and a very fresh flowery hop profile.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lowenbrau (3166) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 19, 2014
Cask @Wyndham Armas, Salisbury. 08-08-2014.
In short: butiric nose beer.
Strong butiric nose. Pours clear bright gold with little white head. Short head retention, no lacing. Taste is mild, malty, sweet, as well as the aftertaste. I guess some kind of problem occurred with this beer, cause Hop Back at its "home" is supposed to be in proper condition.Weird.

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