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Salopian Hop Twister

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


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Clear golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit and floral. Flavors are fruity and citrus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is hoppy, taste is hoppy, but smooth like a session brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8227) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear pale golden color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, lovely hoppy, lightly tropical fruits, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation. Very nice session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1707) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
Cask. Hazy yellow, slight green hue, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is sweet lemon, grapefruit. Body is medium, touch of carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is sweet biscuity malt up front, watery citrus fruit, a soft bitterness endures. Very good cask ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4196) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Cask - Mango and fruity hops. Pale gold with a good white head. Light sweetness, fruit and grains. A very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2552) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2014
On cask at the Boathouse in Shrewsbury. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head and a slight haze. Nose - big grapefruit and orange notes against a soft digestive biscuit base. Taste - more grapefruit and lemon pith on the finish. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - yep it’s a citrus bomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man May ’14 BF, Englefield Green, 22/05/14. Clear golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is citric fruits, bitter orange, mandarin, straw, light floral hoppage, fresh waftings all round. Taste comprises light caramel, floral hops, citric rind, orange peel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent GB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2236) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2014
0,5l in cask @ St. Urho’s Pub. Pours clear golden with a medium soapy head. Aroma is fruity malts with some hops. Flavor is pretty similar. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3176) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Cask@ Angleterre. Clear golden, thin white head. Citrusy, very fruity, hoppy aroma. Watery palate. Citrus, malt, hops. Simple but quite drinkable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finwe (412) - Grankulla, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Cask @ Kitty’s, Helsinki. Clear golden with a white head. Floral, malty, sweetish, honey-like aroma. Malty and hoppy flavour with a bitter finish that features a hint of bread. A delightful golden ale.

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