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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (1027) - 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 didnít wow me. On a side note, as it warms a rubbing alcohol taste comes through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....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 .. . . Iím beginning to dislike the man with the whip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
musinj6 (500) - Dedham, Massachusetts, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (6976) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
karmacist (1) - SHEFFIELD, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2012 does not count
Pineapple, Mango, Peach, Alcohol, Huge hops balanced well! Brilliant!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours golden orange color. Aroma is citrus, melon and grassy. Taste is excellent grapefruity up front with a sweet malty body finishes dry with a bitter kick awesome beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Pours hazy yellow-orange with a medium cream-colored head with good retention. Aroma is piney, doughy bread, floral, lemon rind. Taste starts out sweet and savory and a little sour before becoming bitter. Grapefruity. Highly carbonated and a creamy mouthfeel. I canít remember ever having an impy IPA with this much of an umami presence. It seems like a cross between an American Imperial IPA and something like Fullerís ESB. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Pours hazy orangeish yellow with white fizz. Aroma of fruity and citrus hops with a big pale malt sweet punch. The taste is crazy, hard to nail down. Some pilsner and big English pale malts contend with the flavor of the myriad floral, delicate orange-lemon, dry fruity hops. Very deep beer, has a sweet mid section but a musty dry finish with an English pale character. Pretty solid, another stellar piece of work from Odell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle from liquid treasure in belper. Stunning, such an American feel to it. I put it next to three floyds alpha king in aceness and I think it should stay there.

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