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

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoestring (291) - 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 (2388) - 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 (431) - 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 (7628) - 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 (1612) - 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 (369) - Zielona Góra, 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 (18159) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1013) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2014
Clear golden brown with thin white head. Nice aroma with citrus and pine hop notes, with some toasty biscuity hints. Light body, medium somewhat fizzy carbonation. Hops feature in the taste from start to finish, but are not aggressive. They give a nice citrusy freshness at the start and a good bitterness in the finish. However there isn’t really enough balance in terms of malt or other flavours. Nice bitter hoppy beer but seems unbalanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3560) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2014
Amber to light brown. Strong citrusy aroma. Flavour also has bitter and sharp citrus peel. Pleasant malty background too.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1418) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Some grassy hop character, quite smooth but a little thin in the palate and not especially satisfying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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