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Thornbridge Hopton

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56
86
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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: English Pale Ale
Bakewell, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A burnt gold English Pale Ale brewed with the latest crop of Pioneer and Bramling Cross hops. Some malt present in the nose with a hint of lime and lemon peel. Medium bodied with some biscuit character and more citrus present in the mouth. The finish shows a clean bitterness with a touch of lingering grassiness


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (4941) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask @ Black Door. Aroma has peaches, some hay and English hops. Flavour is rather hoppy with woody tones, minerals, some peaches and hay. Too dry, needs more fruits. Finishes with some lingering hops and herbs. Also a feeling of bready malt. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (11884) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask at Black Door. Clear copper color, small white head. Metallic, woody hoppy aroma. Light-bodied. English hoppy, rustic flavor. Thorhbridge goes English.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciaranc (706) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 11, 2014
Cask @ Against The Grain. Pale gold, slightly hazy, not much head. Not much aroma, sweet, bready malt, slight sour yeast note. Flavour more forward, some fruity, ester notes, quite dry toward the finish. Some cardboard too. No carbonation from the cask, light body. Dry fruity finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (2296) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2014
Cask. Hazy gold with a firm head. Aroma is thin biscuit. Flavour is soapy, citrus hop, a little biscuit cake on a dry dusty hop finish. Dry bitter palate. Gets better as you drink it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjs (4268) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
(Cask at St. Urho’s Pub, 20131102) The beer poured deep golden and hazy. Its head was medium sized, sparse and white. Aroma had sweet hops, biscuits and malts. Palate was light bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, grass, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. A weak and thin pale ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tide (1450) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2013
Cask at Black Door. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, peach, hops, mandarin and a bit soapy aroma. Bitter finish with citrus, hops and grass. Good real ale, albeit it has very light body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 23, 2013
Cask @ The Bath Hotel, Sheffield [161013]
Light blonde, cystal clear, white bubbly head, some lacing
Aroma - Light fruity hops, light pale malts, slight lemon
Taste - light fruits, soft light sweet caramel pale malts, touch of lemon, little in the way of hops, easy going but lacklustre
Palate - Light body, some oiliness. Finish as main flavour.
Overall - An ordinary golden ale, not up to Thornbridge’s usual standards, but plenty of pints of it being sold here, obviously they are brewing this to demand. Very yeah yeah yeah for me

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8572) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2013
Tap(@Cask, Pub&Kitchen, Pimlico):Golden, a bit hazy, small persistent (off-)white head, dryish - rather herbal - hoppy nose with some kind of rural aromas; dry to bone dry bitter flavour, quite light bodied; citrussy-hoppy taste in the lingering dry bitter and slightly sweet finish. O.K. …

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (8548) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 3, 2013
Cask (Kuikka, Helsinki)
Simple sweetish malty English beer aroma, some black tea. Flat palate, carbonation low. Gold, tiny head. Watery, feels flat. Simple popcorny grains, some spicy hops almost peppery. A bit of a damp squib, but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Cask at Craft Clerkenwell, 06/08/13. Clear golden with a thin off white head. Nose is soft citrus fruits, orange, grass, light grapefruit. Taste comprises mandarin, light orange pith, sugars, soft dough, hint of caramel, tea leaves. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish with subtle hop bitterness. Ok simple enough pale affair.


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