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Hop Back Taiphoon

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

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mainly available bottle conditioned. Has also appeared occasionally in cask.
Same recipe as bottled Spring Zing, though without Styrian Goldings, and with more lemongrass.
A fantastic pale gold colour with hints of lemon grass and coriander. A perfect companion to any oriental meal.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (338) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2014
Citrus, grass, fruits and some herbs in the aroma, Pale golden with a white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Light to medium body with a lively carbonation. Overall a refreshing and fruity ale, a bit too much carbonated for my taste unfortunately, but still very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daje (2556) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle shared by esp0r. Semihazy golden body with a white head. Faint hoppy aroma with choriander, ginger. Taste is fairly dry with a light sweetness, and the spices coming back towards the finish together with lemon, leaving a nice, not extraordinary, fruity aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4173) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Yellow-blonde with a creamy head. Has very light hops within a light session textured ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClubGonzo (4116) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a clear light yellow body with a small white head. Nose is lemongrass, pale malts, faint moss and hints of dry grass. Taste is lemongrass, pale malts, grass and hints of coriander and bitter herbs. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. A bit boring, but it works as a thirst quencher due to the spicy freshness of the lemongrass.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (3632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2014
500ml bottle at home, Beers of Europe, shared with jeevan. Light gusher! But poured clear pale gold. Light lemon aromas, slightly grassy too. Taste was bland, but balanced in a way. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1341) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Butterscotch and malt with a citrus streak and a bit of hop. Decent example of the style.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rasmus40 (11345) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle from Utobeer, London. Clear golden with a big and fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light hoppy - grass and citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. Insane carbonation, which ruins the palate and makes it hard to taste the beer. 101113

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7958) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2013
bottle from Waitrose Sidford. Golden colour, mid-sized head. Malty base, shy hoppy hints and a touch of lemongrass. Light and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kayumanggi (8) - - AUG 28, 2013 does not count
Pleasant mildly citrus flavoured golden ale. Very drinkable although slightly thin body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niall73 (1836) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Cask@rake. Clear straw, thin white creamy head. Malty aroma. Tastes light but has enough flavour to it to keep it interesting. ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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