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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange yellow with medium frothy off white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is pine citrus and honey. Thick mouthfeel with sweet hop, citrus, peach with nice lingering bitter finish. HIdes alcohol well, very good IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (3236) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 24, 2013
750ml bottle. Nice citrus and fresh aromas. Pours hazy dark gold with creamy off white head, persistent, good lacing. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is fruity, some sweet, citrus, some caramel. Well balanced and very enjoyable. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9376) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
75 cl bottle @ RIP Camp.
Pours hazy orange color with a medium sized head. Aroma of hops, caramel malts, lemony fruits, hay and some toffee notes. Flavor of caramel malts, citric fruits, resinous hops and hay. Slick sticky sweet caramel palate. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
75 cl bottle @ RIP camp
Aroma is sweetish and heavy with caramel, hoppy notes and resin. Foamy palate. Flavour has mineral notes, caramel, fruity hops and some apricot. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6488) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
750ml bottle @ RIP Camp

Pours dark orange with a large head. Aroma of sweet caramely malts, grassy hops, hints of fruits and citrus. Taste is stingy, boozy and caramely with hints of fruits, grass and citrus. Finish is boozy, stingy and messy with hints of citrus, grass and fruits. Unbalanced and a bit messy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
750 ml bottle @ RIP camp.
Pours a dark golden colour with a large foamy head. Strong aroma of apricot with notes of grass, some floral notes and wooden notes. Flavour of sweet caramel malts, grassy bitterness, apricot jam, wood and mango. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a sweet, fruity, apricot finish. Not as fresh as it should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of oranges with some biscuit malt. The flavor is very similar with some heavy orange and grapefruit notes from the hops, as well as some biscuit malt and its associated sweetness. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6260) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear and effervescent gold with a thick off white head. Citrus hop nose. Flavors of lemon and light malt. Highly carbonated mouthfeel. Crisp bitter finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5294) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2013
750ml bottle in a glass. Pours cloudy, amber with a fluffy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and fruity hops plus a good amount of caramel and pale malts. Flavor the same with a really fruity hoppiness. Average texture. A good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4538) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of honey, malts, light dusty, light citrus and red berries. Sweet malty flavour, honey, hops and caramel. Creamy body, sweet finish, malts and honey. Bit old but still worth your while!
(From 33cL bottle @ RBESG ’13, post-’Grand Tasting’ drink - Eet & Bierlokaal De Molen outdoor seating. Thanks for sharing, jmgreenuk!)

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