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Hop Back Crop Circle

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


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lowenbrau (2202) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jagger2013 (7) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
Perfect summer beer, served at the correct temperature is full of flavour but smooth enough on the taste buds. Doesn’t blow your head off like other beers so you can have a fair few and still walk at the end of the session. As a real ale it’s best served around 15 degrees but can be served a bit cooler although this does rob the flavour

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ClubGonzo (4237) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a clear light yellow body with a massive frothy white head. Aroma is wet grains, straw, grass and hints of pale malts and metallic notes. Taste is pale malts, wet grains, dry cereals and hints of straw and grass. Light body, medium carbonation. Fantastically boring stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (926) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Cask @ Glue Pot, Swindon. Straw, almost transparent, with a thin white head. Light aroma of honey and malt with vinous overtones. Surprisingly sweet taste, like a gentler version of Summer Lightning without the astringency. Long sweet nectary finish. Weak mouthfeel. Good beer, but slight and unassertive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1773) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Cask the hind Leicester. Golden colour ok white head and lacing. Aroma is slight citrus malts. Taste is sweet malts mild bitter hops. Medium full body nice mouthfeel soft carbonated. Decent session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Cask @ The Clarendon Leicester. Pale golden colour. Aroma is cereal-like, almost straw. Very easy drinking with slight hop bitterness. Not loads of flavour, but I imagine it's quite the thing for a summers day. Unfortunately it's a sodden February day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (968) - ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Cask. Incredibly light straw ale with a decent white head. Wheat and lemon nose. Wheat, sugar and lemon in the mouth. Sugar puffs! It's "ok".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danlo (1335) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear pale golden colour, foamy white head that dissipates away and aroma of cereal grains, corn, hay. Sweetish biscuity cereal corn flavour with a grassy metallic bitterness. Light bodied, well carbonated, dry metallic bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3307) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Dobre i zdrowe bezglutenowe piwo. Zaczne od wygladu, zwlaszcza piany. Obfita i niesamowita jest do tego trwala. Stoi caly czas w pintowej szklanicy, w zasadzie ona sama jest. Lekka metnosc i zamglona zlota barwa piwa ladnie wspolgra z ta piana. Smak zbozowy i jakby lekko orzechowy, delikatny i orzezwiajacy. Polecam szczegolnie bezglutenowca

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