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 10/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 very pale golden, light grassy hop, zing tingly light citrus with grassyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2007
(cask @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Clear gold color with a soapy white head. Aroma is very spicy and zesty with lots of hops and floral notes. Flavor is spicy as well with a dry and grainy middle, flavors of biscuits and dough, and a spicy and hoppy middle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2007
Cask at wellington Arms, Bedford. Very pale gold with a white head. Initially sulphurous, then citric hoppy aroma and taste with some biscuit, followed by a bitter finish. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2007
Aroma was outstaniong, however became a bit herbal. Citrus, hops, amazing beer, hop juice i could drink this alot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2006
Cask (handpump) at the Wyndham Arms, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Perfectly pleasant but a little short of zing IMHO. Very pale straw colour with a greenish tinge. Vaguely grassy aroma with touches of Gooseberry leaf. Distinctly herbaceous. Fruity, lemony flavour. Sort of lemon barley water character. Finishes dry. Light body. No complaints but not too exciting. Many of the pale Hop Back beers are a bit to samey for my liking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2006
Cask Conditioned, at the Market Porter, Borough, London .
Very pale yellow body. Not the most attractive of beers. Distant citrus hop notes. Too wet for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Crescent, Salford 02/05/2002 Straw golden coloured and clear in appearance. Hoppy with a slightly bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
Cask@The Roebuck, Richmond, London. Grainy and grassy, with lemony fruit, and a crisp finish, light bitterness, quite refreshing, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - APR 8, 2005
[Cask conditioned] Blond coloured. Light grassy aroma with hoppy notes. Light and fresh flavour with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2004
Hand pulled at the Hogshead, Birmingham. Very well balanced. Yellow, with a soapy, scum head. Dry, biscuity, but with juicy summery fruit notes also: lemon, orange, pineapple. Moments of sweet and bitter, with a long dry finish. Good stuff, very fresh.

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