Brewed at Hepworth

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1492) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1123) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2006
500ml bottle poured a hazy golden yellow with a LARGE lasting white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, and a hint of carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of grapefruit rind, a hint of pine and some honey notes with a crisp bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Golden color with a light tan head head. I felt almost like I was drinking a mug full of tea. It is somewhat funky and bitter, with a bit of nutty saltiness as described by Rick below. Dry and bitter with some herbal hop bitterness in the finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2006
Bottled. Amber colour Orangey nose and a bit flowery from loads of aroma hops. Nice. Devilish bitterness that turns salty, but lacking in maltiness that does not measure up. Very unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
Bottle. Golden with a fluffy off-white head. Aromas are spicy pine hops with sweet citrus, floral notes and minimal malts. Flavours are dry and bitter pine with herbal notes. Quite oily and resinous, it packs a big hops punch. Citrus bitterness on the finish with a long aftertaste. Lots of flavour for a mid strength IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Thanks to Tom for sharing this last week. This is one of the lightest colored IPA’s I have ever seen. Clear- light straw color with a decent head. Aroma is very pungent and spicy, with soem floral and herbal hops all blended together- slightly phenolic with some piney earthiness mixed in. Flavor was slightly astringent and tea-like, with some spicy hops, and a decent bitterness. Overall a bit better than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2006
From a shaped 500ml. narrow neck brown bottle with a blurb about the IPA and a lot number on the back label. Made a very good appearance, poured a semi-hazy orange hued golden with a large frothy white head that slowly reduced to a thin bubbly lacing. Had a tasty aroma, a fresh piney, citrus hoppy, spicy, earthy and a subtle bready maltiness. Good carbonation and a smooth, textured medium bodied mouth feel, very good drinkability. Delicious tasting, a gentle rolling citric hop bitterness, some fresh cut piney notes as well, mildly herbal, an underlining sour bread maltiness and a dry, crisp, sweetly bitter finish.

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