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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Reading, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Hazy gold. Giant, dense, creamy white head. Nose is floral and spicy with lots of hops and a bit of yeast. Flavors of very crisp, bitter hops, a bit perfumey and spicy, and touch of sourness. Does not taste skunked at all, the sour tinge is an unexpected but welcome visitor. Some grainy malt, also. Light/medium body. Great for warm weather. Should have separate categories for American IPA, English IPA, and Bitter/ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle (500ml). Poured bubbly slightly hazy bright yellow with a huge lasting pillowy white head. Plenty of funky UK hop bitterness, yeast and some light lemon and banana sweet malt, has a very dry finish. Tastes of dry hops, dry wheat and cereal grain, light hints of fruit and yeast over all - mouthfeel is softly astringent, a little thick, has a quick finish - really nice ESB, will look for this one on tap in England in the fall of ’06.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2006
Powerfull IPA, Amber color with a good foam that lasts. Fruity, earthly, floral nose. Hoppy, earthly, powerfull taste. A very good IPA

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Furseth (1928) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2006
¨Bottle 4/3-06: Red amber body with a nice fom. Aroma of lots of bitterness, medium body. But not in balnce, it was to dominate of the bitter hops in the finish also.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2006
Cask conditioned @ Hobgoblin, Reading. Amber. Hoppy lichen aromas. Sp,e ,alt but mostly hop focused. Not ba.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8189) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
Tap at d.b.a. Pale golden beer with a thin white head. Aroma of honey, pale malt, and orange citrus. A hint of brown sugar as well. Flavour is quite good, pale malt sweetness with some nice sweet citrusy hops. Surprisingly dry finish for something that starts out so sweet. Still quite tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2006
very slightly hazy light golden color. head is white and sticky. aroma is very herbal and spicy with very light notes of citrus. flavor is lighter than the aroma would suggest and mildly lemony with fresh (raw) string beans well into the finish and aftertaste. I agree that this is more a bitter than an IPA...good call.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2006
This was a very mediocre beer. Poured a clear pale amber with a foamy white head. There was the faint aroma of hops, yeast, malt. Watery and light bodied. The flavor was faint and unimpressive. Some sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - APR 6, 2006
500ml bottle. Billowing off-white head fills the imp. pint tulip...slightly hazy bronze color (I poured in the yeast)...lotsa bubbles. Massive aroma. Resin, peach, metal, very floral. A very dry beer, which helps show off the minerals of the water and the bitterness. Hops dominate the palate showing a certain zesty peppery spice quality and also some fruitiness(citrus). or is that the yeast? This is a beer I’ve enjoyed many different times for different reasons...packs a lot of flavor no matter what.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2006
Very very dry and sharp on the palate. The nose doesn’t really ready you for it - in fact it smells a little bit like cannibis, bizarrely (as I remember from many years ago!). Flavour broadens it with some citrus, some grapefruit and a lot of further bitterness. For me, almost a bit too bitter.


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