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RATINGS: 173   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2012

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Unclear medium orange colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, riped fruit - orange, citrus. Aroma is like a hoppy BW. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, orange, fresh. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120806]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31121) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow to orange with a small white head. Aroma is yeasty and citrusy to peachy. Toasted malty, fruity, peachy and citrusy. Mellow yeasty and lingering fruity hops. Smooth fruity and peachy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29230) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
Bottled. A dark golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of fruits, malt, caramel, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of over ripe fruits, hops, caramel, alcohol, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Very perfumy hop aroma. Rich body, biscuity and caramellish sweet but totally dominated by these perfumy hops - perfumy rather than citrusy. Warming alcohol finish. 250113

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops, grass and grapefruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20303) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Bottled@Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Amber colour, small foamy white head. Aroma is fruity, caramelly, floral and some slight herbal notes. Flavour is caramel malts, floral and fruity hops along with some yeast and mild nectary notes. Rather richly carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16599) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14859) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
18th June 2012
Cask Pub & Kitchen
Very light haze on this gold beer, tidy white head. Smooth palate, a little viscous with mild fine carbonation. Smooth creamy malt. Nice tropical fruits, zingy mango and orange with traces of lemon, pineapple and others. Mild aniseed. Finishes sweet with more lovely fruit and some bitterness kicking in. Smooth and tasty beer - good stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
botle at home ... from my GBBF 2012 haul...golden amber ... hin white head ... soft zezty orange ... light dry hop nose ...soft orange and passion fruit ... noice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (13636) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
75cl bottle from GBBF and drunk at home. Quite expensive I think like in the £14 a bottle area. Hazy orange gold colour with thick white head. Ended up having to decant it into 3 glasses to get rid of some of the carbonation. Lots and lots of floral hops and grapefruit jump out of the glass at you. Getting the carbonation out really helps let more of the flavour come through. It’s smooth and light and agile. Some booze is there, but it’s not overly sweet. Goes really well with Pont l’Eveque cheese from Normandy. Sharp tangerine flavours. Good bitterness on finish. I think it is a pretty good beer. Bit too much booze maybe. I do like the fruit and the hops though. Yep, the hops are really quite awesome.


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