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Salopian Hop Twister

Brewed by Salopian
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hadnall, England


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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Regular.
The palate is fresh, piercing and focused, with soft malt overtones and pronounced citrus flavours. A strong focus of taut, lemony, grapefruit on the finish which is balanced by a dry bitterness. Original gravity is 1044; the colour is Gold
Hoptwister was originally brewed by us for Stourbridge based Brewers Wholesale under it’s Blackwater label and it was agreed that a beer this good should go out under the Salopian label! Our original golden 4.5%, Heaven Sent was an excellent example of a midlands style lightly hopped golden ale, however we decided that tastes were changing and that a more characterful beer was required. Hoptwister has a much more pronounced hop flavour and aroma, and a distinct ‘bite’ to it, and we felt that this was the beer to fill the niche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anfractuosity (349) - - SEP 7, 2016
Golden in colour, fairly bitter, nice fruity aroma...............................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theprof (520) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Cask. Aroma grapefruit melon and lemon rind. Pours a yellow gold with white lace. Tastes citrus and soft malts with a pleasantly refreshing tang. Another one for the summer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This cushy Golden Ale relies on citrusy hops and their herbal bite to deliver a very pleasant pint.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam covers the misty golden.
-Mineral undercurrents get more and more apparent with every sip.
-Cereals merely offer support here, but it is of the very comfortable sort.
-Citrus fruit allusions are as vast as they are alluring.

On cask at The Old Buttermarket, Canterbury.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (4207) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2016
Cask at the Builders Arms, dark gold with a lasting white foam, fresh hopsack nose with hints of lemon and grape. Rich hoppy and fruity body, with a beautifully balanced medium-light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Honey, floral hops, grain and cereal malts, light citrus fruits. Clear gold, medium, creamy, white head. Grain and cereal malts continue, dough, citrus fruits again. OK Golden Ale, nothing too spectacular though. Cask at Urban Tap House, Cardiff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
[7720-20150925] Cask. Light fruit orange aroma. Clear, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Orange bitter grains and smooth grains flavour. Medium body. Tasty, very easy to drink. (7/3/8/3/14) 3.5+
(@ Hare and Billet, Blackheath, England)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smithld1 (196) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Pint in the rake. Very quaffable. Well balanced session ale. Grassy, citrusy but not overpowering. A hoppy treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Cask at Pied Bull, Chester. Pours dark golden with off white head. Well hopped sweet session ale. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (862) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Cask at JJ Moons JDW Wembley. Poured clear amber gold with white head. Nose is pine citrus fruit wheat, taste is a refreshing hoppy kicking citric bitter combination of lushness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4538) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2015
Light golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, pine, apricot and mango. Bitter flavour, hops and pine. Bitter finish, tropical fruits.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)

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