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Hop Back Spring Zing (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask: Seasonal - Spring.
A real hop-feast of a beer! Two English and two Continental hops give a very satisfying bitter yet flowery palate. Maize, wheat and barley malts combine with the hops to yield a very soft flavoursome pale thirst quenching ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (6377) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2016
Cask pint in the Pheasant, Wellington Shropshire on 17th April 2016. Light golden pour with a full white head. Floral nose and flavour: sun was shining, suited the beer. Nothing overpowering or strong to be found here: subtle nose and taste. Refreshing more than tasty, but decent enough for a Sunday lunchtime throwing beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (7049) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2015
Golden color with a thick white head. Moderate malty and mild citric aroma. Smooth and easy drinkable, light fruity, malty and mild citric hoppy flavor. medium body and a soft carbonation.
[Handpull at Peter Kavanagh’s in Liverpool, England]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (4727) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Cask at Tree Folks, Rome. Paler yellow, creamy white head. Pale, salty, yeast and apples. A bit of cellar. Pale yeast and fermentation. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (1770) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 24, 2015
On handpump at Tree Folk’s pub in Rome-Italy, with luttonm. Pours a proper golden semi-filtered color, tick creamy white foam. Nose: lemony and slightly yeasty. Mouth: soft yeast note, frizzy lemony skin feel, bread crumb, grains. Average!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
McNeillR (2233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2014
Stale pale golden and a rapidly dissipating head, fair lacing. Plain and dusty lemon nose. Fairly coarse and gripping forced hop bitterness. Odd thin mouthfeel with a frothing/cloying finish. Dry lemony sook on the finish. Might have been passable with a bit more carbonation or body, but this is for from a hop fest.

Cask, Stockbridge Tap

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Malt Shovel Northampton. A pale blonde coloured beer with a whitish head and lace. Very zesty lemon notes throughout. Too much really turning out phenolic and harsh. A yeasty nose and an odd spiciness. Not really that nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4790) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2012
Cask by handpump at Wee Howff, Paisley (25 Feb 12) - fruity floral aroma, clear pale golden ale with small off-white head, light and refreshing, fair session beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (4412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2012
Cask @ The Wee Howff, Paisley. Vegetable malt aroma. Pale golden yellow colour, good head. Dry biscuit, grain & citrus fruit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Very average golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 3, 2009
Veyr nice, did not expect less form these guys but a little too floral for gold.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Yellow with a small white head. Grassy aroma with sulphur notes. Sweet and grassy flavour

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