Brewed at Hepworth

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Cloudy amber/orange color,small but long lived white head that left a decent lace behind.The aroma was citrus and piney with a juicy fruit gum sorta thing going on.Actually a very smooth brew and easy on the hops,flavor was fruity and citrusy with a nice sweet and light bitter taste.The bitterness gets a bit stronger as the brew warms but over all it’s pretty mild and easy to drink,would do nicely on a hot day as a thirst quencher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 30, 2006
NERAX 2005 Golden in color with no head and minimal carbonation. Aroma and flavor of mild floral hops and slight fruit. Finishes slighlty dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11302) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2006
Nice golden colour with small staying head. Aroma is very flowery from hops. The feel is quite creamy with good mouth feel. Slightly citric and a lot of flowery hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2006
Hazy orange-golden with a white head. Odd cloying lemonade aroma, but the taste was pleasantly and lastingly bitter after a brief caramel sweetness. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2006
I am sorry that this brew is not appreciated for what it is and that is a English IPA. I found it very good for that style. It is not filled with hops from the NW and it doesn’t taste like that. It has live yeast and it’s a real ale and to be enjoyed as such!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CamdenD (1110) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2006
This beer was largely average for me. Somewhat of an EIPA -- drinkable, sessionable, but memorable? Enjoyed on tap at the Dirty Truth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Clear pale golden with a huge, rocky white head. Some floral hops, pear and stale tea in the nose. Flavor has notes of sweet pale malt, light caramel, lemon, apple, musty/earthy hops and some herbal qualities. Pretty sweet, moderately bitter. Ends with somewhat of a stale, tea-like taste. Medium body, smooth texture and subtle carbonation. Great lacing and head retention. Overall, this just didn’t do it for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (8171) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Dark straw colored with 1-finger white head. Aromas of dry, feety hops, some tainty fruits, and some funky plummy notes. The taste is hoppy, very dry, with some fruit. The finish gets extremely dry hoppy, and I get very little malt from this. Not a favorite of mine.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6136) - 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.

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