Brewed by Coastal
Style: Bitter
Redruth, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask; Regular.

Strikingly hoppy, there are excellent flavours in this thirst-quenching session bitter, with a finish of citrus fruit.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - JAN 20, 2012
On cask at Bar Fringe. Pours a blonde colour with a thin white head. Aroma of apple, pineapple, yeast and caramel. Yeast flavour is quite prominent with caramel and biscuity malt and a dry finish. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.

minutemat (5692) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Cask @ The Salopian Bar, Shrewsbury. Pours clear amber, white head. Aroma is caramel malt. Taste is moderately hoppy, I guess for the strength there’s more here than would normally be. But otherwise fairly uninteresting with lightly sweet malts ready to take the stage once the hops start to diminish.

SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
smells mouthwateringly lemony, amber gold colour with no head, very bland watery lemon flavour, neither monstrous or hoppy

BlackHaddock (7416) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Cask pint in The Crown Inn, Oakengates on 13th June 2015. Clear light golden pour with a white topping. Nice blend, not too sure where the Hop Monster name comes from because this was not a particularly hoppy beer at all. Pleasant and easy to drink, refreshing and balanced: no real domination by anything aroma or flavour wise.

undercurrent25 (2163) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Gravity tap at Northwich Beer Festival 2013, An avaerage tasting bitter with a dry cerealy character and not that hoppy

pompomx (2) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
very hoppy and very tasty. when im at a beer festival i like to try everything at least once. but this was a rare one where i tried it several times.

fonefan (49601) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ Dispensary, 87 Renshaw Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England L1 2SP.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, toasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, hop bitter, fruity hops, grass. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120117]

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
[email protected] Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, caramelly and rather grassy. Flavour is much the same in a nice balance. Quite bitter finish.

mr_h (5645) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
Cask by handpump at Three Judges, Glasgow (9 Feb 12) - very slightly hazy amber ale with pleasant citrus hop aroma, tropical fruits initially with a prolonged bitter aftertasted

downender (8693) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Robin Hood, Bristol 18/02/2012. Amber with a slight white head. As other have noted, hops were not evident here. Sulphury aroma with a touch of fruit. Flavour of sweetish malts, with a yeasty, stoned fruits edge and bitter finish. Ok.

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