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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Introducing Cold Hop British-style ale, a unique ale with a rich golden hue, and the 7th release in our Looking Glass Series of specialty beers. Cold Hop’s pleasantly fruity, floral hop aroma and earthy flavor perfectly balance the mild sweetness of the English grains, resulting in a refreshing yet high-gravity British-Style ale.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2010
draft. Clear golden ale w/ an odd grape-muscadine nose, wft. This is present in the taste too, again wft, but there is an enjoyable hop bitterness. Drinkable & tasty, just confusing to me. More alcohol than I expected but too little to be an "English strong". Basically too much WTF for me.


3.3
Bill Becker (1806) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 27, 2017
From Sep 2007 This pours from 22oz bottle(bottled July 1 as per small stamp near base of the bottle) a clear gold with a healthy head of foam that shrinks fairly quickly....some spotting in the middle and some lacing hugging the side of my glass. The smell has some hoppy and sweet notes along with some bread and some fruit. Nice nose. The taste on first sip and I get some good caramel malt and bread followed by some grain and a mild hop character. Tasty. After a few more sips, there's more hoppiness in the flavour but it's balanced nicely by the malt and it really works well for me. I don't have to have a hop bomb in every IPA that I drink!! ;^) The mouthfeel is medium, the carbo is medium, and it finishes slightly sweet. Good stuff and it's going to be no problem at all finishing the bomber. I recommend it!

3.6
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt orange to amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Sly sticky lace. The aroma had some semi-sweet bready to biscuity malts with a mild soapiness. Grassy and earthy hop bitterness. The flavor stays true to the aroma, semi-sweet with a subtle bitterness. Mild flowing hops to malts aftertaste with the same sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sessionable sort of feel. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, this was definitely an English pale ale throughout and I could see myself coming back to if I could get it again.

3.4
john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at GBBF 2010 (Day 3), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2010 - Golden in colour. Hoppy; resiny and floral hops; good hop bitterness. Malty; grainy malts, caramel. Fruity; grapefruit citrus. Good hop/malt/fruit balance. Easy drinking. (2010-08)

2.9
Machoninja (7) - WESTMINSTER, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2017 does not count
Has a good upfront malt hit, fades pretty quick into a sweetness that is a bit much for me. Creative brew and I may re-review when I am not blasted.

3
UncleKorm (1337) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2016
On tap, on nitro, poured a clear deep golden hue w/ creamy white lasting head. Mild malty aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a light to moderate bitter finish. Tastes are ugly fruit, bitter melon, and biscuits. Medium bodied and velvety mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
JStax (7179) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Draft sample. The beer is a gold color with a white head. Malty dough, nuts, and herbs. Sweet and gets dry in the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.1
jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draft - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of coffee, light citrus - medium body

3.1
djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2016
On tap at Fat Heads Pittsburgh. Pours gold with medium frothy white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is earth and pine. Medium body, juicy hop, grapefruit, light bitterness, good.

3
Ferris (16521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
Draft - Light fruit and pale malts. Clear gold with a nice white head. Sweet caramel and light hop bitterness.

3.5
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Pretty decent beer from Boulder. Hoppier than the average English style beer. Has some of the expected mild sweetness and a nice mouthfeel.


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