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Hopcraft Statement of Intent

Brewed by Hopcraft
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 127   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Cask; Occasional.
First brewed in June 2013 (5.2%, 143 IBU). Brewed again in June 2014 to mark the brewery’s first anniversary.

It’s our first birthday on Wednesday and so, to celebrate, we are going to re-brew our first ever beer, "Statement of Intent"!
It’s a kind of IPA-type thing and full of lovely US and Aussie hops although, as the first brew was a bit of a learning curve and didn’t come out exactly right, this version 2.0 edition will iron out all the problems with the first one and, hopefully, result in something pretty damn special!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8494) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Cask at craft 100 Craft Beer Co. Bright orange coloured pout with a light haze and loose white head. Aroma is big midget gem, lemon rind, grapefruit hops. Flavour is nice big clean lemony hop. Nice balancing base malt, some orange rind. Palate is medium sticky, assertive clean hop bitterness. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2013

Cask @ Euston Tap, 190 Euston Road, London, Greater London, England NW1 2EF.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus, sweet orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, hoppy, grass - citrus - orange. Late finish is quit bitter - surprisingly since it is a Gazza beer :D .. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130808]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12909) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’13. Hazy gold with white head. A hop lead beer, there is a crisp malty base delivering a pithy, orange, zesty flavour, dry, leafy bitterness. Loads of length. Very decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
Gravity dispense at EBF XV, 09/08/13. Hazed golden orange wirh a moderate white head. Nose is hop forward, orange, bitter grapefruit, caramel. Taste comprises juicy hops, orange pith, bitter grapefruit, light pine. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish. Decent cask IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21504) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 3rd August 2013
Cock Tavern. Cask. Pretty much a clear gold beer, no real head. Palate is light and semi dry. Low carbonation. Okay orange and grapefruit peel hops. Light dry finish. A bit flat and overall a bit flacid but passable. 2.8.

1st September 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Cask. Almost clear gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and semi dry. Decent fine carbonation. Light semi dry pale malts, clean. Good hops, juicy orange, orange peel, touches of grapefruit and lemon. Light floral tones before a semi dry finish that also brings hop spice. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (17292) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2013
Cask at Euston Tap, London. Clear golden beer with a small bubbly white head. Fruity aroma, citrus, grapes, mango, floral notes, pear, hay, some herbal bitterness. Hoppy floral flavor, hay, caramel, spicy notes, herbal, grapes, mango, citrus, earthy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18005) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Cask at the Euston Tap - London. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. The aroma holds wet leaves, ripe orange and bread. Medium sweet flavor with bready malts, some pine, toasted sugars, orange citrus. Medium bodied with with fine carbonation. Rindy bitterness to finish, some wet earth, bread, pine needles. So so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2013
From cask at EBF15. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity, citrusy. Bitter, greasy and light citrusy. Bitter and bone dry. Bitter, dry herbal and light spiced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Keg at Birmingham Beer Bash. Cloudy amber brew with a grapefruit hops aroma. Bitter citrus tang hits immediately. Long ish bitter finish. Nice smooth feel. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
On gravity at the Three Tuns, Bristol 19/7/2013. Hazy amber with a slight, off-white head. Big, slightly dusty, hop aroma with plenty of tropical fruits, some creamy malts and a dry finish. Excellent.

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