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

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MustangMarkF (219) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (151) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
Quite a pleasant surprise looks nice in glass keeps a smallish head all the vway down notes of grass caramel and grape with a touch of pepper nice on a summers evening.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olliejobbins (1220) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours a clear yellow with think white head. aroma is soapy, metallic and a little hoppy. Taste is quite sweet, citrus and weak hops. Odd for a bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (307) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear pale amber colour with a fizzy but none lasting white head. Aroma of barley, orange, soapy lemon and some tea. Taste of orange, grapefruit, fruity malt, boiled barley sweets and herbal hops. Light bodied, soft carbonation but an oily texture. A soft herbal bitterness in the finish. A very average bitter with a artificial hop taste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoestring (300) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Not much depth. Not unpleasant. Wow grapefruit to the fore.one is enough. Like to try in summer

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (2776) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
500ml bottle BB Nov 2015. Amber orange, clear, sparkling, big foamy white head, some light lacing. Aroma is rubbery, dry hops, light mango and apple skin. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is rounded traditional bitter hops, peppery spice, burnt toffee, also has a thin fruit salad vibe, medium bitterness. It’s alright, just a bit of a confused flavour.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nilz (435) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2015
500ml bottle pours a clear amber ale with a white head. Aroma, hops, citrus. Taste, grapefruit citrus and medium bitterness. It rather grew on me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7890) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2014
500 ml bottle. BBE Jul/2015. (Sokos) Tampere, Finland.
Clear deep golden colour with a small frothy white head. Truly English aroma with floral hops, mild bitterness, nutty and woody dryness and caramel malty sweetness. The flavour is more American hopped but really scarcely... some grapefruity and floral hops, mild bitterness, woody and nutty dryness and caramel maltiness. Quaffable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
liinis (1638) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Not bad at all. Very nice hops. Something a bit strange there is that disturbes a little.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arek (450) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle 0,5 l, ASDA, Bournemouth, England, UK. Bursztynowe piwo z grubą i puszystą pianą oraz przyjemnym, chmielowym aromatem. W smaku pełne z orzechowym posmakiem chmielowym i goryczkowym finiszem.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18655) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear pale amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy bitter citrus finish.


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