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Red Squirrel Hoppy Horatio

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Formerly brewed at Red Squirrel
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hemel Hempstead, England

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2012
On tap @ Haymarket Bar. Pours pale and hazy with a nice head. The nose is of light grapefruit and the taste is pretty much the same. The palate is medium bodied and textured with a dry finish. Overall, solid but a little one-dimensional.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2741) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2012
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow (28 Aug 12) - hazy amber, thin off-white head, fruity / grassy hop aroma, earthy / pine, good temperature, light to medium body

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
Handpull at The Mudlark. Mostly Clear amberish gold with a smallish drool of creamy offwhite head. Aroma is dry and wheaty but mostly mouthwatering citrus juice and zest - not big, but hugely appealing (borderline 9). Taste follows, has an interesting sorachi-like acidic sharpness to it as well, some alcohol. Average body, chewy and mildly carbonated, only a medium-length finish, but a solid drinker and well-earning "hoppy" in its name. Great stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1793) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
Cask in Dog & Duck, Soho. Slightly cloudy golden amber, frothy white head. Nose is sherberty tangerine, pineapple, lightly fragrantly citrous. Taste is musky, grainy, delicate tangerine. Fantastic aroma. Light to medium bodied, nice light mouthfeel and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
On cask at the Haymarket. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of yeast, pineapple, orange and grassy hops. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Decent bitterness and a dry finish. Lingering yeast and bitter orange characters.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Cask at the Lord Aberconway, Nicholson’s, London. Pours clear, bright gold with a creamy white cap. Sugary hay nose with biscuits and pale malts. Light to medium sweet flavor with some lemon, citrus preserves, faint plastic, hay, mild bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with some straight sugar, some doughy malts, grass, dry and crispy leaves, ripe lemon. Underwhelming overall. The elements don’t really come together. Just drinkable.


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