Red Squirrel HopFest
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Brewed by Red Squirrel Brewing co
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hemel Hempstead, England


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Light golden ale with a floral/citrus aroma and elderflower notes

RichardGretton's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4576) - Leicestershire, - JUL 12, 2013
Cask@The Criterion, Leicester. Dark golden beer with a good head. The aroma is mildly hopped, and the flavour is dry and quite deeply hopped and bitter. Overall a nice hoppy bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (2516) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
On tap, pours a lightly hazy medium yellow with a nice off white head. The smell is very delicate floral hops, mild citrus, light toasted grain. The taste is light citrus, little mild butter off taste, ending with a touch of bitterness. Light bodied with fairly active carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1505) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. A clear pale golden colour with a thin but lasting white head. Aroma is fruity of lemon, grapefruit, some orange peel, maybe elderflower and grassy, floral hops. Taste of sweet lemon, grapefruit, orange, some caramel initially then dry, dusty, grassy, floral hop flavours. Light bodied but a watery texture. A dry, light floral hop bitterness in the finish. A very easy drinking, hoppy golden ale. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2036) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Keg tap at the Grain & Hop Store, Cambridge. Light yellow, almost straw. Light but pleasant grapefruit/lemon aroma. Nicely balanced bittersweet taste. Buttering hops more assertive in the finish. Hint of sweet spice. Well-judged amount of carbonation (I.e. Not too much but enough to add to the palate). Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Keg at Urban Tap House, Cardiff. Pours golden with white head. Pretty bog standard gold, some dryness from the hops. Keg dispense may have killed some of the flavour, underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9543) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Cask, The Criterion, Leicester. Golden with an off white foam. Aromas are multigrain with leafy notes and pithy citrus rind. Spiced oranges with light grapefruit and lemon. Flavours are sweet grain and biscuit with lemon and mellow grapefruit. Earthy with caramel with nutty notes. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Very subtle aroma. Nothing prepares you for the taste. Which isn't that pleasant. Quite a yellow, green colour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3204) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Pint at the Mailbox, lincoln. Hazy deep golden colour with creamy white head. The aroma has the hops you’d expect with a name like this, however for me the taste doesn’t have the balance or deepth of flavour found in good well hoped beers, just a very bitter taste with a lingering aftertaste. Maybe a half was the better option.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (16898) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Sample at London Craft Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with a small head. Fruity hop aroma, caramel, grass, sweet, some cookie dough. Hoppy bitter flavor, cookie dough, toffee, some citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9214) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle that I purchased from ’Jacks’ , Westholme Stores, Goring on Thames, Oxon, consumed at home Wednesday 10th September 2014 Pours gold with clean white bubbly head. Zippy in mouth, the aroma is ultra clean, like a sort of chemical version of a spring crisp freshness, but not bad by an stretch. Twangy with a furry citrussy zappiness, a little cheesy hoppiness at edges (perhaps indicating age which was BB 08.14) really good. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (4508) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Wee Howff, Paisley - clear pale golden, thin bubbly white head, floral citrus aroma, poor lacing, bit of elderflower, some malty sweetness, well balanced, easy to drink

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