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Iron Hill ESB
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A traditional English bitter, copper colored with a medium body, a nice malt character and a pronounced use of English hops. OG: 1.050 Color: 13 IBU: 35


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiddleBrau (923) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On tap at north wales. Amber with decent white head. toasty nose. Mild flavor. Lighter character overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 25, 2013
On tap at IH Wilmington. Pours a clear dark amber color with half-finger white head that quickly disappeared. Faint aroma with a bit of caramel malt and some mild citrus and flowery hops. Taste is fruity and full of sweet malt, citrusy grapefruit, and earthy caramel. There was a hint of hop spice towards the end. Fine, low carbonation with a medium body and a bit of dryness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (2738) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Copper color with thin white head that lingers. Earthy aroma with some malt sweetness. Flavor of caramel malts, nuts, and a mild bitter finish. Ver nice beer.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2010
20100531 nitrogen tap at Newark. Dark gold and huge creamy off white head that lasts. Aroma has something bad going on...smells, sadly, like cooked peas and frumunda. Unfortunately some of that carries into the flavor, I mean, it really reminds me of pea soup. There’s an accompanying rotty grain that lingers retronasally. Really horrible stuff. Presentation was nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Draught at Phoenixville BrewPub: Aroma of nuts, herbs, and hay. Poured amber/deep yellow/pale brown in color with a creamy, dense, white head that lasted throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malts, light cocoa, light nuts, herbs, and grains. Light to medium body. Slightly chalky texture. Average carbonation. Nutty, malty, lightly herbal finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (5672) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2009
(11/8/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in North Wales. Clear amber color with a creamy off-white head and lots of soda-like bubbles. Aroma of malt, light fruitiness and light earthy hop notes. Sweetish flavor with malt, toast, some nuttiness and a mildly bitter finish. Creamy nitro mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4756) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Draught at the West Chester location. Sweet fruit and some celery in the nose. Murky dark brown pour, laces very nicely. A lot of the same grainy and malty notes as in the Vienna, but with a dry yeasty character coming through much more. And some light juicy fruit to differentiate. Light body, very smooth and dry. A great little session.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3924) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Nitro draft from Willmington. Pours a clear orange with a slick of creamy white head that lasts and lasts. Aroma and flavor of bread, grain and nutts. In addition the aroma has some honey sweetness and the flavor has some floral hops. Great sesion brew but why the hell does IH Willmington serve all there beers ice cold??

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2863) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2008
On draft at IH Wilmington. Pour was a full murky copper to almost orange-brown color, dark for the style and seemingly with a nitrogen delivery of cascading fall out. The aroma, though, was nice, full spicey, woodsy hops, some caramel and toffee. The flavor was big malts, caramel at the fore, balanced out nicely by spicey, woodsy and floral bittering hops. Mouthfeel was quite full but refreshingly light on the tongue with a significant level of carbonation. Nice stuff, gotta love it when a brewer hits ya hard with a nice take on a normally blah style (for me). Two thumbs up for an ESB.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4065) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Wilmington. Sweet cereal aroma. Medium-light brown, lasting nitro head. Odd, disjointed cereal and bittering hops flavor, a little sweet. Watery. Needs work.


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