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Salopian Hop Twister

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

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3909) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3099) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8353) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smithld1 (165) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Pint in the rake. Very quaffable. Well balanced session ale. Grassy, citrusy but not overpowering. A hoppy treat.

3.4
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (855) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4362) - 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)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9499) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
2015-09-25. Crisp dark yellow body is near headless. Aroma is mild, lightly citrus hops. Flavour of fruity citrus, moderate bitterness through out. Smooth average to light bodied palate, soft to low carbonation. Okay but too mild overall. Cask at Hare and Billet, Blackheath, UK.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Cask at The Bishop’s Mill (JDW), Durham, £2.05/pint. Pours mid-amber with a moderate white head. Slightly skunky, pleasantly sweet citrus aroma leads into much the same in the taste and flavour. It’s tasty but the bitterness is low and the finish too short. I would have liked a bit more dryness and character other than fruity hop to it, which would have taken it from good to great in my estimation.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (20296) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Draft in Chichester. Clear golden color, fluffy white head. Light lemon aroma. Taste is light lemon.


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