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RATINGS: 176   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1451) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Nice citrus aroma; very hoppy; bitter up front but doesn't linger. Wonderful! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pfhyde (56) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Surprising combination of malts and hops, even to a seasoned IPA drinker. The palate is the best thing about this beer: nice nip, balanced flavours. There’s a bit of a syrupy after-taste after the beer’s been sitting awhile, perhaps betraying the limitations of a young micro-brew effort, but it’s generally masked by the careful preparation, bottle conditioning, etc.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (3556) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 10, 2012
Hazy amber with fluffy white head. Mango, tangerine and pineapple on the nose. Rich sweet citrus and mango, bitter on the tongue, fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (889) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 20, 2012
25.4 bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a large 4 inch head that lasts. Taste is of malt, fruit, hops, pine, citrus, some resin and some warming alcohol. Similar aroma. Slightly thinner body that is a bit creamy. The finish is a bit bitter and is of warming alcohol. A bit easier to drink than what I thought it would be. Good, met my expectations, but didn’t wow me. On a side note, as it warms a rubbing alcohol taste comes through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle poured a magnificent apricot with golden hues, large fluffy white head, and excellent lacing. Aroma of big citrus and floral hops, lemon zest, and honey. Taste is an explosion of caramel malt and citrus with a hint of pepper and bitterness. Enjoyable crisp finish with citrus flavors lingering. Smoothest DIPA I have ever had with ABV completely unnoticeable. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear orange in color with a thick tan head. Aroma of orange, pine, grapefruit and malt. Flavor starts malty, but grapefruit comes through quickly with grassy hops and sweet orange in the finish. Tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
musinj6 (439) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a golden clear with 4 finger frothy white head with very heavy lacing. Toasted malt with mild caramel. Pineapple, grapefruit and spruce hops. Hint of sweet, but very bitter hop driven flavor with full body and soft carbonation. Long, bitter finish. This is excellent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
A friend shared a bottle which is good because I would never have purchased this. Cloudy orange color, good head. Aroma of hops and something indeterminate. First taste was just odd, almost made me think it might be infected, metallic, plastic and then a dose of hops. As it warmed up this all went away and I was left with a nice flavor of peaches and malt with a little bit of sugary sweetness. Overall not bad and sort of reminded me of Stone’s 14th Anniversary english double ipa. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-23-2012 16:18:55

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (6403) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
750ml bottle .. . hazy yellow gold .. impressive foam .. . light pressed leaves and dirty malty bread .. light unpleasing mouthfeel .. . this came out this year and it tastes like last year? oh well .. . . I’m beginning to dislike the man with the whip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Cloudy orange pour. Nose of ripe melon, mango, pineapple. Taste tropical fruits medium body. Notice the English malt influence at end of somewhat dry and pleasant bitter finish.

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