Brewed by Howling Hops
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Hackney, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask, keg & bottle.
Previously 5.0%

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JorgeLee's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1738) - Greater London, - JAN 25, 2013
Cask at the Cock Tavern E8. Reddish brown in colour. I’m a big fan of these hoppy red ales, and Howling Hops have smashed it with their versions. Luscious juicy fruit from the hops, berries with a hint of sweetness, cream, a bit of snap, long bitter finish. Splendid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Bottled 330ml (AbM)
Amber color, huge off-white head, lace. Semi-gushing even. Aroma is dryish with crystal malty berryish aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Caramel, a bit berryish. Some grapefruity citrus hops lurking in the background. Too much crystal malts for my liking, some hops but could use a bit more. Bottle maybe also a bit overcarbonated although not infected or anything like that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1976) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a shaker. Hazy deep amber, tall frothy off-white beige head, good retention, heavy lacing; citrus aroma, pale malts, grapefruit, lemon peel, grass; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, light caramel, citrus; dry bittersweet finish, spicy notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; solid pleasant bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4694) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
330ml bottle at home, from Good Spirits Company, West Nile Street, Glasgow (purchased 4 Mar 2016, bb 31 Mar 2016), fruity, grassy aroma, amber brown with a large foamy cream head, earthy, woody, burnt toffee, quite gassy, dry bitter earthy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parmenion777 (136) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016 Cloudy toffee amber colour with a thick foamy off white head. Big fruity aroma,plenty of citrus, grapefruit, some mango as well. Sweet flavour, light malt and caramel with a spicy citrus bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (601) - - JUL 16, 2016
Love a red that is hopped like an IPA - like 5am Saint. That’s what you get here - great fruity bitterness from the hops - mango, peach, grapefruit - adding freshness to the sweet caramel biscuity malt. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (4311) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2016
330ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Muddy brown massive foamy head, some sediment. Fruity hop aroma. Toasted caramel malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Even 3 months after its best before date still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11318) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2016
33 cl. bottle. Hazy orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, spice, fruit, citrus and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25838) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange colored with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of flowers. Fruity flavor of hops and pine needles with notes of flowers. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34232) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Bottled. An amber beer with a huge orangey head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, spices, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, spices, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle@yesprs - Golden Amber pour with biiiiiiiig puffy head. Sweet malty and fruity with some marmalade notes, sweet and light toasted malty into the finish.

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