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Rocky Head Hop Ditch

Brewed by Rocky Head
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Wandsworth, England
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottled, Occasional;

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place. 25/08/2015. Big thanks to Leighton for this one. Clear golden / orange coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma is sharp lemon, light brett, pineapple, little perfume. Flavour is composed of sharp lemon pine hop, zesty lemon, grainy, pineapple, Palate is airy and frothy, dry zesty finish, Tangy citrus in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6556) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle share at Leighton’s, thanks to our host! Bottled Jan 2013 at 6.0%. Clear pale orange, a few bubbles, big foamy tan head. Aroma is lemonade, leaves, mint and pineapple chunks. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is lemonade, floral, minty and slightly sour. Just a soft, restrained sourness and quite fruity. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18666) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle shared in London. Wow, I’ve had this beer for more than two years, and it is such a thrill to finally drink it. Pours clear gold with a big, big frothy white head. The nose has wood, light oxidation, marmalade. Medium sweet flavor with bitter wood, grass, husky grains. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly sticky sweet on the finish, with more bitter grass and wood, hints of oxidation, light dried caramel, more marmalade. Very interesting. Kind of like a session barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (6297) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle greatest thx to Theydon_Bois cons 2014-03-31 Göteborg AR: yeasty grapefruit, appel wine, ripe grapes - citrus AP: hazy coppery, high frothy creamy, white head, great lacings F: sourish citrus grape fruit meat, yeasty, ripe white grapes, fizzy, medium bitterness, finishes sour doughy ripe citrus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (7958) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail.Pours almost clear golden with a big creamy off-white head. Inviting light tarty fruit aroma, weak spices. Taste is complex, lots of bitter oranges, with a very shy tarty freshness, fruits. Not a sour in my opinion, but a very nice complex fresh tasting beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle at home on 2nd February 2014 - Christmas gift. Pours hazy amber with yellowy-white lacing foam. Tart citrus aroma of tangerine and grapefruit, with some yeastiness. Rich hoppiness in-mouth with grapefruit, and herby grassiness. Finish remains citric, with rear upper-mouth bitterness. Zingy mouthfeel and medium body. A fine, tasty IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarpa (1380) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
bottle 50cl from AbM @ home. Pours hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma of orange, apricot, a bit salty. Flavor of orange peel, dry, hoppy, spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17212) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle split at Dadsgiving, sourced from the mighty LB Oddbins, 24/11/13. Hazed orange amber with a good sized off white covering. Nose is dank hops, tarte fruit, sublte sour tones, orange, straw. Taste comprises orange pith, mineral bite, light tarte edge to the fruit, apricot, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry closure with chalky mineral bite. Sour - really ? Decent enough drop, more aking to a slightly tarte APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Theydon_Bois, cheers Colin. Happy dadsgiving y’all. Pours a light orange body with white lacing. Aroma is orange pulp, tart lemons and additional citrus fruits. Mouthfeel is light with notes of mango, tangerines, orange, lemon tart and an overall restrained sour character. Not so much a sour ale, but very citric and fruit-focused. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9560) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle at Dadsgiving! Pours a hazed apricot gold with a thin white head. Gentle citrus with a hint of melon behind it. Medium-bodied, sweet toast, nice citrus tones into a long gentle bitterness with a grapefruit hint.

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