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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdrinker79 (2032) - Idaho, USA - JUN 15, 2012
750 ml. corked ní caged bottle- Pours hazy golden with a huge creamy white four finger head and what looks like nice lacing. The aroma is clean fresh hops, spicy, earthy. The taste is much mellower than expected, earthy, resinous and syrupy, bubbly. Body is medium, carbonation is high, almost too high for the style. Overall I was hoping for more, at $14.99 a bottle I was definitely hoping for more, most double IPAís cost ten dollars or less and some of them are better than this. What, just because it is a collaboration beer doesnít mean that they can charge double, it doesnít make the beer taste any better, In case you havenít noticed I was let down by this, get Sierra Nevada Hoptimum or Dogfish Head 90 minute for a much lower price and also get a better beer. Thatís not to say this isnít good, itís just not 15 dollars good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1896) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Dark orange brown. Some floral hops and caramel, slightly earthy malts on the nose. Pretty good, but felt a bit disjointed. Maybe some bottle time will sort it out? Hids 8.8% alcohol well. Okay, but a bit of a letdown for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
bottle, clear golden color with thin white foam, aromas of sweet pineapple and some metallic notes, flavor of grassy , floral grapefruit, citrus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
(750ml bottle thanks to blutt59) light orange, ring of fine tan bubbles. Nose of agave, light hop, herbal. Taste of herbs, sweet, lightly bitter, orange, grassy, nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Sampled at Savor...did not like it at all. Big and heavy, hops did not come though at all, it was a malt bomb that was way heavy. I canít imagine that they brought a bad batch to SAVOR, or kept serving it. So, I did not like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ddemmingjr (797) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle from Rare Beer Club:pours cloudy orange, reasonable off white head that sticks on the edge as a ridge. Nose is earth, pine, sweet malts. More of the same on the palate. Sweet malts, then herbal, spicy hop bitterness on the dry finish. Lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Thick, thick three finger head. Moves slowly down the glass. Subtle malt and bitter hops on the nose. Grapefruit. Sticky pine. Smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, citrus, eartyhiness and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, earthiness, yeast and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering earthy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Amber with a tall, foamy white head that dissipates within minutes. Aroma is citrus fruit, pine, tropical fruit notes, peach and sweet malt notes. Taste is big citrus, pine resins, tropical fruit, soft melon, peach, light apricot, sweet malt and soft caramel. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more peach, citrus oils, pine, apricot, tropical fruit, light melon, caramel, floral notes and soft caramel. Touch of alcohol warmth as well, towards the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (7313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2012
@2012 Small Batch Fest. Clear dark golden with a thin white head. Dank hoppy aroma with some musty fruity hop tones, like grapefruit, mango pine, and some pear. Flavor is a little more malty with some caramel sweetness, an some fruitiness like some peach and apricot hoppiness, with a little floral bitterness and blonde malts. Floral hops and some pine on the finish.

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