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Salopian Hop Twister

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


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1618) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Small but lasting white head. Almost clear solid yellow color. Fresh cascade hop aroma with typical citrus /grape. Big and fresh citrus hop taste. Small caramell sweetness to give a malt backbone. Very easy to drimk and a fine thirst quencher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (408) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Cask@Manchester,airport. Pale golden color with intense white creamy head. Taste is a bit sour and bitter with dry aftertaste. Flavors of citrus, grain, pine. Creamy mouth feeling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1616) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden on 17th May 2015. Gold with off-white shallow part lacing foam. Grapefruit and grass in aroma and liquid. A fine grapefruit finish with a bitter core. Medium-bodied with zingy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (1793) - NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
From cask at The Grain Loft, Manchester Airport, 11.05.15. Clear, pale straw colour. Uneven, but persistent white head and lacing. Aroma of grape fruit and pale malt. Similar taste, with a hint of grains at first. Grapefruit bitterness lingering on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elbernays (880) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 9, 2015
Cask at grain loft Manchester Airport. Pours clear gold with white head. Light tropical fruit, citrus, dusty malt nose. Light body. Biscuit malts with crisp citrus fruits finish. Not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2015
Cask at cloisters. Pours hazy pale gold, thin white head. Light Leon, light malt aroma and taste. Thin finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (3495) - FINLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Cask@blackdoor. Golden yellow. Nice pale malty, some honey sweetness, green berries, citrus green lime. Very hoppy, green grapefruits, green berries. Light bodied, smooth round nice. A very hoppy, but nice ale. Tasty.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2495) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 11, 2015
Cask @ Salopian Bar, Shrewsbury [280115]
Blonde, clear, frothy white head
Aroma of soft grapefruit, light pale malts
Taste as aroma, nice easy zest, some sweet citrus, good, bit sherberty
Palate - Medium light body, soft sweet, nice citrus.
Overall - Good, easy, quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (9363) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2015
Half pint, cask at The Grain Loft. Patchy surface over a cloudy pale golden body. Spotty lacing. Mid-dry smell of fruity hops. Herbal hoppy taste with citric hints and bread-like malts. Moderate fruit bitterness to the ending. Straightforward (Manchester Airport (04.02.2015).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2641) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2014
Cask @Great British Beer Festival 2014, London Olympia. 16-08-2014.
Pours bright gold. Nice citrusy and fruity aromas. Herbal, citrusy flavours. Moderate bitterness, dry finish. Enjoyable.

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