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Salopian Hop Twister

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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 71   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2384) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Cask@borough arms, burton. Golden beer with small head. Aroma of tropical fruits and citrus. Taste is same with some mango and pineapple. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Cask at Staggs. Pours pale golden, nose is cheesy, light fruit, taste is sweet, light passion fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1382) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Cask at the Bon Accord in Glasgow. Pours with a good head that it retains nicely. Lightly grassy, super-drinkable session ale with a hint of earth. Lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonnyDarcy (6) - ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
Twickenham Beer Festival 2014 Absolutely first class beer. Perfect session beer. The 5 of us in our group all labelled this the beer of the festival by a country mile. Magnificent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
witthatsbier (286) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2014
pours a darkish yellow with a white head aroma mild grain with some citrus taste is light bitter with a bit of sweetness ok but not brilliant

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Pale golden beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, citrus, bread, pine, grass notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, hay and grass, floral, peach, some biscuits. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5104) - 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
Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3055) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is hoppy, taste is hoppy, but smooth like a session brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8986) - 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.


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