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Hopshackle Historic IPA

Hopshackle Historic IPA
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Brewed by Hopshackle
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Peterborough, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 122   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Cask; Regular, but made on a rotational basis.
Previously 5.9%.
Based on a recipe from the 1850’s this beer is gold in colour and has an aroma full of malt and strong fruit. The taste is intense hop resins balanced by background malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the Harlequin, Sheffield 17/07/2009 Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured floral and hoppy with a little raspberry fruit flavour. A little dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2009
Cask, Peterborough Fest 09. Hazy gold with a small head. Aromas are tropical fruit with oranges and spices. Hoppy. Flavours are vinous sweet grapefruit with apricot. Very fruity and hoppy with a dry finish. Resinous in its citrus. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Cask@Peterborough Beer Festival, 2009. Golden beer with a strongly hopped aroma ,and a gently hopped flavour. Overall a nice hopped beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2009
Cask handpull at The Harlequin, Sheffield, RBESG 09. Golden color woth medium head. Hoppy nose with orange and flower notes. Sweet taste with a hoppy biitter finish.Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ The Harlequin, Sheffield, England. @ [ RBESG 09 ]
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, orange, straw. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090717]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12080) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
[RBESG, Sheffield]
Cask @ Harlequin, Sheffield.
Pours clear golden with a small, staying, white head. Aroma is grassy, very fresh floral and some fine, grainy malts. Low carbonation, great oily mouthfeel. Super bitter flavour with some fat, malty balance. Piney, some honey, crisp and lightly fruity. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2009
Cask in the harlequin, Sheffield. Alround rating: Nutty pale malts, touch of toast, floral and grassy hops, alcohol is far from hidden and its on the sweetside.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2968) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2009
[cask @ RBESG 2009] Clean and fresh spicy herbs aroma. Almost clear light orange with a thin, lasting white cover and lace. Sweet base malt that is crisp. Plenty of UK noble hops. Flavourful with fruity esters too. Medium body, moderate carbonation, moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2009
Cask handpull at The Harlequin, Sheffield, RBESG 09... golden yellow ... light sweet toffee orange nose ... sweet front ... juicy and soft ... little bitter in linger...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2009
A Mes rate: cask at the Harlequin.
Grabbed a half of this while I was waiting for the RBESG lot to turn up. Having tried everything else that was on offer later, I’m very glad I went with this. Clean gold with a bubbly but stable white head and great condition. Awesome (yes, awesome) grassy hops and hints of straw and manure (in a good way). An amazing blend of peach and grapefruit. A superb earthy malt base does a brilliant supporting act. The bitterness in the finish is excellent and lasts considerably. A great start to day. Sadly it was all pretty much downhill from here until we got to the University Arms.

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