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Old Dairy Hop Top (2012)

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Brewed by Old Dairy
Style: Imperial IPA
Tenterden, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Cask; Special.
Brewed to a significantly different (and stronger) recipe for 2012.
Munich and Cara malts combine to provide a malty beer, infused with tropical fruit flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (8345) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2012
(330ml bottle from Lee Off Licence) Fuzzy amber/copper pour with small diminishing white head. Aroma/Taste strong sweet caramel malt and sweet citrus hops, mandarin, pine. Nice mouthfeel, medium to full in body and certainly full in "booze"!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle from the offie across the road from the rather decent Northbrook. Cloudy copper coloured pour with a white head. Caramel, grapefruit and apricot aroma. Quite flat. Citrus and sultana flavour. Sharp hop bite. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
9.0% cask new version. Rich amber colour with thick lasting head. Biscuit hop and heat on aroma. Enormously smooth for a double ipa. Cask conditioning does give it smoothness but the heat on the finish is unsubtle and boozy. Hops are big but cant hide the booze

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (3020) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Cask at Egham United Services Club Easter Beer Festival 2012. A hazy orange/amber coloured pour with a small white head on top. Sweet, hoppy, orangey aroma. This is a really rich intense beer, hoppy, malty, sweet, pine, orange marmalade. Quite heavy but really smooth and easydrinking. Clearly emulating an American DIPA and it really works too. I loved this and had way too much yesterday! Superb stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2012
this may be a new version at 9percent. may need to move at egham .. murky amber ... bubbly white ... soft fruits ... juicy malts ... soft sweet pine nose ... oily ... big pine ... juicy ... very oily ... heavy sweet fruits ... big flavour ... little soapy ... big hop ... nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12525) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2012
Cask at CP&K. It pours cloudy golden yellow/amber, with a thin white head. The nose is tangy orange, orange squash, kumquat, marmalade, wood and resin. The taste is resin, wood, tangy orange, marmalade, kumquat, hay, and alcohol warmth, with a tangy-bitter finish. Medium-full body, soft carbonation and syrupy mouth-feel. Good balance and flavoursome. Would have been better carbonated, as from cask it was a touch too syrupy to drink more than one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1875) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 (Bottled). Nice to have a Double IPA to rep’ in the neighbourhood. ITs pretty Americanized , bold and inyaface . sticky rich hops , zesty woodiness, musty. Subtle fruit hop zest , grapefruit ,orange zest and sweetness , textures =shitloads of raw boozyey peppery alcohol.
re8Hot and raw erratic boozy notes , though a charming orange sweetness ,woody pencil shaving like dryness is eat up with rich booze...would like to sample this from cask to explore and try it with less erratic alcohol

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