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Brewed at Hepworth

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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CamdenD (1094) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (7909) - 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.

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 (6126) - 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 (1962) - 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 (2471) - 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 (8510) - 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 (1500) - 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.


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