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


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   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.

MustangMarkF's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MustangMarkF (232) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 7, 2015
500ml bottle (K-Supermarket). Clear dark amber color. Small size, beige head, struggles to stay. Caramel, dead grassy hops, sweet in aroma. Dead grassy hops, rubber, caramel in taste. Artificial hops in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Disturbingly shit brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FatPhil (11835) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2015
500ml bottle - thanks hawkeye marduk!
Stinky buttery aroma. Ditto taste. Watery palate. Buttery palate. Sweet and malty, Greene King were here.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
martjoobolut (1924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle (shared by fatphil, thanks!). Pours clear amber. Aroma is sweet, grass, diacetyl, malt. Flavor is sweet, malt, bitter, grass, diacetyl. Overall: bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2015
Clear copper orange beer, small off-white head. Nose is sweaty malt and caramel notes with floral cardboardy-grassy hops, some buttery notes. Flavor is grassy hops, caramelly malts. Lingering grassy hops. Not that great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (2004) - 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 (8921) - 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 (1218) - 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 (2462) - 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 (389) - - 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.

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