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Brewed by Stewart (UK)
Style: American Pale Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottled; Regular. Occasionally available in cask.
Based on our IPA malt grist but bolstered by the wonderful American Amarillo Hop our Hollyrood is a world class pale ale.
Pale in colour with a full fresh citrus aroma, Hollyrood has a light body, moderate bitterness and tangy grapefruit flavours. It goes well with light flavoured foods such as tiger prawns in garlic butter, char-grilled chicken, pan fried sea bass, or burger & chips.
Hops: Magnum and Amarillo Malt: Maris Otter and Wheat


Nomhab's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nomhab (16) - - JUL 1, 2012
Flaska. Ljust bärnstensfärgad, klar. Hyggligt med humle i doften, välbalanserad men tunn smak, bra bitter eftersmak. Medelmåttigt pale ale.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1463) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle at the Doric Arms, Edinburgh on 16 May. Poured a slightly hazy orange, with a thin white head. Citrus hop aroma, with some hay and a slight chalky note. Initial flavour of tropical fruits, pine needles and brown sugar. Finish was dry grain, melon and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Graham77 (226) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2014
A cloudy golden beer with a good head on it. A pleasant APA style beer but with noticeable wheat malt. Refreshing but I have tasted better.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ryanmalkmus (17) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2014
World's best pale? I struggle to believe it. Bottle imported to Australia, 6 months out from best before date. The beer is over carbonated, cidery or acetaldehyde off flavours. Maybe it got too warm in transit? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (977) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a very large off-white head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. Banana and doughy yeast dominate the aroma, with floral hops in the background. Strong grapefruit and peppery hops up front give way to banana leading into the mid-palate. Mild biscuit malt in a light body gives way to citrus hops in the finish. It’s a bit yeasty, but otherwise not too bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (944) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
Pours a moderately hazy golden amber with a decent sized dirty white head and little to no lace. Aroma is fruity, good quality English malts giving the biscuits and citrus. Flavour is sweet biscuits, citrus, grass, mild bitterness and some fruity esters.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoestring (261) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Light orange colour with a little head that soon dissipates. Light and hoppy. Definitely grapefruit in there.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MunBro (223) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
Bought because the bottle proclaimed it to be the world gold medalist in IPAs for 2013. I’ve had better but this wasn’t bad. Citrus notes and well balanced profile. Had one bottle with a BBQ dinner 6 months ago so forgive my lack of a more accurate review. Maybe a revisit is in order.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6438) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle. Deep golden, foamy white cap, no lace. The biscuity Maris Otter is lovely here, with just a kiss of citrus and a bit of tanginess in the finish. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2740) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2013
500ml bottle from the brewery. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Grapefruit and tropical fruit aromas, some cereal malt. More on the taste - good bitterness, but not overwhelming. More grapefruit and cereal. Medium bodied and quite dry. Refreshing. Enjoyed this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2013
bottle, in the spiegeltent at the edinburgh book festival. golden witha minimal head; plenty of grapefruit in the nose; some almond biscuit flavour and good whack of zesty bitterness


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