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Loch Ness Hoppy Ness

Brewed by Loch Ness
Style: American Pale Ale
Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, Scotland


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A pale ale with a fusion of bittering hops and a wonderful three hop finish. It does exactly what it says on the tin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrJamesMcEwan (152) - SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2015
* Bottle. Pours gold/amber, clear, with a white head. * Aroma hops, grapefruit, floral. * Palate is light body, high carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is biscuit malt, pine hops, citrus & grassy. * Finish is dry, grapefruit & pine. * Overall pine hops, citrus & grassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Cask gravity at The Bell Ivychurch. Clear gold lasting white head. Yes hoppy. Yes brewed with a lot of hops. Leafy slightly citric. Lemon. Tart hops. Decent condition. Some bitterness on the finish. Just the right side of citric. Lime. OK though. Lots of hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thmsboyd (120) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle BBE: Unknown. Well-chilled. Pours a crystal clear amber body with small, tight, off-white head. Classic malty, English bitter style aroma. Some fresh, grassy hop notes but not very complex. High vanilla sweetness and a medium bitterness; this is where it deviates from a bitter. Light to medium body with a sticky texture, low carbonation and no real finish. Overall this beer is fairly bog standard, but the high sweetness is distinctive and works quite well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5016) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear, darkest golden to amber colour with small to average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting and lacing, white head. Piney, hoppy aroma, some pineapple as well, biscuity malty background. Taste is minimally sweet biscuity malty, piney hoppy overtones, a dry, woody touch, even a cautious touch of peanut. Lacks some intensity in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
overtheline (90) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2015
500ml bottle pours clear copper with small white head which soon dissipates to cap. Grapefruit and sweet butterscotch in the nose. This has a good, sweet, light maltiness to it, butterscotch again and some tropical fruit. Good mouth feel, medium body and carbonation. Good mid bitter finish with lingering sweet and sour fruits. I think this is a very well balanced beer. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MalcolmTucker (851) - SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Pale and happy. Citra seems to dominate leading to a bitter grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (723) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear golden colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, subtle grape, floral hops and slight vegetable. Taste of grapefruit, lemon, some orange, subtle resin and floral hops. Medium bodied and a slightly oily texture. A dry, grapefruit bitterness in the finish. A solid, hoppy APA. Doesn’t stand out though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2209) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2015 Keg from Growler Beers and bottle from Aldi. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Light lacing. Aroma of autumn leaves, passionfruit, pineapple, orange marmalade and dusty malt. Flavour of orange, lime, underripe pineapple and peppery earth. Thin body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. A nice British style IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Loch Ness Hoppy Ness ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, pine, hop fruit, hop oil notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, hop fruit, hop oil, hoppy, fruity, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130814]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrold (2689) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle. Beer Central, Sheffield. Clear gold. Big, bubbly, messy, sticky, white head. Buttery malts. Some lemon. Taste is sweet and buttery. Some grassy bitterness. Palate is all of that. Nah. Hard work, buttery and bitter. There’s nothing in between.

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