Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Crafted by the master brewer of Old Speckled Hen, this hoppy pale ale is bursting with flavour and aroma. It is brewed with the finest pale and crystal malts as well as the American Chinook hop to give a fresh grapefruit hop character. The addition of rye malt adds a touch of spiciness. Old Hoppy Hen is perfect for all occasions and best enjoyed chilled with friends.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MustangMarkF (228) - Coventry, West Midlands, - APR 18, 2014
500ml Bottle. It pours a dark golden body topped with what is at first quite a dense head but it soon goes leaving thin lacing. Its aroma is not exactly "bursting" but there is malts and a hint of grapefruit. Its taste is full of malts and the hop inspired grapefruit but theres is also a spiciness and subtle hints of dark chocolate ending in a dry bitter finish. One of Greene Kings better beers but not a top 10 beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (1940) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spices and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spices and bitter hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8861) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2015
(clear glass) bottle from Tesco Newton Abbot. Golden colour, fluffy white head. Grainy malty flavours, shy hops with a citrusy-grassy touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fellebag (1183) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Small white head, clear golden color. Aroma is corn, flowers, hops, wort, resin, honey, pear. Taste is bitter of flowers, fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (2327) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Lively carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of metal, caramel, grapefruit, orange pith and chalk. Flavour of stainless steel, caramel and muted citrus notes. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Lightly hopped, not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (380) - - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle from B&M Team Valley. Pours deep orange with a thin head. Actually quite like Old Speckled Hen, with a lighter, citrus flavour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unibaren (157) - 8000 Århus C, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
Amber color with fast disappearing whither head. Hardly any carbonation in glass. Sweet malt taste with citrusy hoppy kick. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lecvered (19) - - JUL 12, 2015
Oh, yes. Lovely light citrus, pineapple, touch of banana?, caramel and digestive biscuit aromas. Nice soft body, chewy, cirtusy fruit, something tropical with a long dry, hoppy bitter finish. 500ml bottle from Tesco with 10 month best before. Drank it at home. Cellar temp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1681) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle. Light amber body. Thick white head. Bready, malty, hoppy, spice, OSH character, washing up liquid, caramel, vanilla. Bitter then sweet, with some tannic character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2015
0.5 l bottle from local supermarket. Colour is light amber. Taste has bitterness from the rye and the usual English maltiness from the rest. Hops add some bitterness if this is slightly cool and some American hoppy flavours when this is cold. Very nice, but English bitters are just not my style. Or, maybe, I should go England and try this from the cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danlo (1738) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
500ml bottle from local shop. Clear amber colour, white foam head and malty, fruity, metallic aroma. Taste is malt, grain, fruity with earthy mineral bitterness. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry twiggy earthy bitter finish. OK.

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