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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Doug Odell’s admiration for the British brewing culture has led him across the pond - a lot. In 2008, Doug landed at Thornbridge Brewery and in the company of kindred brewing spirits. This visit led to a collaboration brew at Thornbridge in 2010. Fast forward to 2012 to find the two breweries at it again, this time at Odell Brewing. Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale is the love child of this international brewmance. Brewed with English malts and American hops, Pond Hopper brings together the best ingredients each country has to offer, balancing a subtle sweet malt character with hints of mango and peach hop flavor. It pours a rich golden color with citrus and ripe melon essence in the nose. No matter which side of the pond you’re on, here’s to good beer and good friends. Cheers.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
In short: A very sweet citrusy blond IPA. Clean and well brewed but not what I want from an IPA.
How: Bottle 750ml corked & caged, consumed approximately 2 months after purchase.
The look: Clear light golden body topped by a large beige head with good retention (cloudy at the very end)
In long: The aromatic nose is fruity-citrusy hops (mainly apricots and mangos), garden flowers along with dry yellowed grass. Taste starts with sweet sugary malts, a bit too much crystal malts for my liking here. In mouth the citrusy hops that were apricots and mangos on the nose become very grapefruity in the taste with also dry grass, some pine-needles notes and lemony notes. After-taste is dry grass in sugars. Carbonation is a bit too soft increasing the already high malt sweetness. Another 750ml of strong beer I happily drank in record time, I’m not sure if I use my excessive drinking as an excuse to act immature or if I use my immaturity as an excuse to drink so much beer, a pretty awesome downward spiraling vicious circle.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 21, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours a deep golden color with a two-finger head. Pervading aroma of tangerine, but floral notes are also noticeable. Effervescent and crisp, yet obvious alcohol presence. Strong, yet refreshing, flavor of tangerine and lemongrass. Did I mention tangerine? I’ve had this beer numerous times, yet I never cease to find something new in it. Worth every penny.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2013
75cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2012, brewed at Odell Brewing Co., from De Molen Beershop Bodegraven, very complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly floral/sweet, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, very good brew, yet expensive!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Foamy as hell orange cloudy pour bomber to pint. Grapefruit and orange aroma. Smooth. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Found a 750 of this in my cellar, another beericle. Bought in Wyoming. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. A big fruity dusty nose. Big fruity flavor, apricot, caramel, light pine. Very smooth and certainly tastes more like a big Pale then a IIPA, interesting yeast profile. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
Botella. Unclear golden colour, small white head. Sweet aroma, fruity hoppy, citrus and yeasty. Good mouthfeel. Fruity citrus hoppy pleasant flavour with caramel, yeast and exotic ripe fruit. Some piney. Good well lasting bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (2089) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Aroma was juicy citrus/melon with light grass. Taste is sweet and juicy fruit but unfortunately there is both a slight buttery flavor and a slight acetone note on the finish. Nothing to kill the beer but enough to keep it from being great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Great drinkable citrus and hoppy pale ale with tiny but significant off flavors in the finish. Too had

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (12758) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber/golden - white head. Toasted malts, nice knækbrød, lovely fresh hoppy, light white bread, ok bitterness, citrus, flowery, peachy, light acid notes. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle:   Dirty amber, hazy, moderate frothy off-white head, fairly nice lacing.   Candied citrus peel on the nose, seems somewhat fruity.   On the tongue it appears to be hoppy, citrusy, sweet, with some tropical fruit like notes.   As it warms it seems to be more peach or apricot like, along with candied citrus peel.   Sweet, malty, with a candied hop aspect, I can dig it.   Body and mouthfeel are however moderate.   Sweet fruity finish, loads of candied citrus peel and sweet dried apricot.   If you want a hop bomb, this is not your beer.   If you want a well balanced IIPA with some fruity notes, then give this one a shot.



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