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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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"Hops are bitter weeds of spite, That blunt the sugars, try to bite..." This is our first properly-hoppy beer. We wanted a beer that was dry and bitter, and that’s what we got. 5.4% abv with all UK grown hedgerow variety hops: Pioneer, First Gold and Sovereign. You know what? If you think you like hoppy beers, this might surprise you. It’s a different kind of bitterness to US hops. These hops are leafy weeds, very bitter and less aromatic. We love it!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2012
22 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a clear golden amber color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of grassy hops, grains, straw, caramel malts, and toffee. Flavor of wet leaves and grass, crackers, straw, grains, caramel malts, and rain water. Light-bodied, with a bitter mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GypsyHead (33) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2012
I really dig this beer, fits exactly what I want from an English style bitter, though it does seem to have a little bit of an American twist. Light and fruity with a little caramel malt bringing it back around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Grass, citrus, and a little funk in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet with a lot of hop bitterness. Good, solid, drinkable beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: November 20, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: light malt aroma, floral hops, just a hint of sweetness
Flavor: sweet pale malt flavor, lots of floral hops, balancing bitterness dries it out
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1170) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle. One hand foam. Low fruity aromas. Very pleasant dry taste and finish. Alright brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9792) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, wood, light citrus and light floral notes. Plate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, floral notes, mint and light citrus with a crisp dry minty floral finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Pours a deep, clear amber. The head settles quickly. This beer looks like a model ESB. The aroma is light, sweet and grassy. The taste is wonderfully bitter and dry, with a subtle citrus flavor. The beer’s bolstered by some nice malting that rounds out the profile. The mouthfeel is slightly oily but medium bodied. This is easy drinking - I could definitely have another one (or three!). A very good take on a style I like.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2001) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle. Nice easy drinking beer with enough flavor to have over and over again. Not usually a fan of this style, but they did a good job with it

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle. Amber beerw ith a cream colored head. Malt and light citrus aroma with light toastiness. Malt and citrus flavor with earth and light woodsiness. Medium bodied. Malt and citrus lingers with woodsiness and pine.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2023) - USA - OCT 31, 2011
Interesting hand-drawn label. Dark amber pour with a fine, small crown. Yeasty, bready aroma with subtle floral notes. Definitely in the English tradition - a malty and robust bitter with a hoppy nip in the close that makes me think of an APA. Velvety mouthfeel and a complex flavor that grows on you, A very good version of a bitter, and another fine release from Pretty Things.


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