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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
Doug Odellís 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 youíre on, hereís to good beer and good friends. Cheers.

leaparsons' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle. Golden amber with an off white foam. Aromas are white grape (so often, recently) with melon, light grapefruit and hints of pineapple. Biscuit and oak with floral notes and candy sugar. Bready yeast with lemon and cream. Melon with low pine and grassy notes. Flavours are sweet sugar and lemon with bready yeast and pepper. White grape juice with lemon and sugar. Spicy on the finish. Good, even if a little familiar after some of the other brews Iíve had recently.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle from Craigs, dregs run. Pours cloudy orange-brown with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus, spice. Taste is boozy, bitter, some caramel. Clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (2235) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Fairly murky but dense orange, soft but dense ringed head. Nose is bright gummy spicy marmalade and big tropical fruit spiciness. Carbonation is still fairly solid and mouthfeel clean and lean enough for the ABV and sweetness abound. Finishes clean enough, lip licking sweetness and vibrant malt spicy linger.

Bottle fae Citizen Brock, Pig Out Tasting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1389) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Pours cloudy orange with a slight white head. Aroma is weak caramel and slight grass. Taste is caramel, mango, pine, cardboard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1891) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Bomber. Pours a hazy copper orange with an off white head and aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is of hops, citrus, , fruity notes, caramel, and malts, with a tropical frui, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1998) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a dark rusty orange pour with a small beige head. Nose is deep citrus, predominately tropical with very soft pine .Taste is a nice bittersweet mouthful of tropical fruit . Finishes on the same citrusy bittersweet notes with a dry finish . Nice ! Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10880) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is citrus, pineapple, caramel, taste is similar, light and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
bottle, this has held up well. orangish pour, fuller bodied. citrus, fruity sweetness, grapefruit, orange, peach notes. Bitterness has held up pretty well. Full flavored. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10251) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"this had some kick to it, but I was really surprised that it was 9%. Interesting and complex aroma with spicy sweet english malts and copious amounts of citrus and tropical fruit-like american hops. Definitely enjoyed this one."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1480) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2014
December 28th, 2012 - I might have a holiday hang over - not the alcohol kind, mind you, but the sort that finds an emotional crutch on all the decor and temporally bracketed good cheer and good will - but beer is still on the menu. Tonightís treat is Oídellís Pond Hopper, a collaborative project with Thornbridge, way away on the other side of the Atlantic. These are always promising, as some of the subtler tastes found in English ales can often benefit bolder, more explosive profiles of American brews. I check to see if this maxim-sans-evidence is true in this case. A tropical fruit hat of aromas emanates from the brew - a foxy orange and hazy liquid - including banana, mango, a splash of grapefruit for just the right amount of bitterness, the sugary sweetness and cinnamon of a cinnamon roll, and a yeasty dough smell. The flavor is thick and boozy, and supported by flavors of apricot and peach, and a deep orange. These fruit flavors blaze across the tongue and leave in its wake the flavor of apricot jam on the aftertaste. The yeasty note from the nose appears here too, though is often crowded out by the heavy alcohol and fruity esters. Did the stereotype hold up? Not at all. This is a big, bold, brassy brew. Whatever the English breweries added were not restraints, but more flavor. Itís a bit wild, but I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Really good. Strong mix of hops aromas with a subtle caramel hint. Dark copper color with a slight unfiltered look. Medium weight that coated the mouth. Decent carbonation. Blended well and somewhat sharp from the bitterness. Caramel malt background added a good base. Would definitely try again.

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