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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: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
McNeillR (1328) - 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 (8750) - 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 (3097) - 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 (3412) - 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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4929) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2012 On handpull in Liverpool. Golden colour with a white head. Medium hoppy aroma. Smooth and easy drinkable, light fruity and medium hoppy flavour - low co2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nekronos (3646) - 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 (11280) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Yellow with a small white head. Grassy aroma with sulphur notes. Sweet and grassy flavour

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
A Mes rate: cask at the Nags Head.
Amber gold with a thin but lasting white head. Fairly bland on the nose but there are some pretty decent grassy hops there if you dig deep. In the mouth... drinkable, well balanced, extremely dull. Faint hops, some mineral notes. Very faint caramalt in the finish. That’s really all there is. Overall, inoffensive, mindnumbingly dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tyrser75 (2) - ITALY - JUL 7, 2009 does not count
On Cask.British plain apperance. Citrous nose and refreshing taste with a note of lemongrass.The hops (Challenger?) give a refreshing tone to this thist killer beer. A perfect companion in a summer afternoon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17593) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2008. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus zest aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has malty hoppy citrus finish with some bitternes in the aftertaste.

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