Brewed by Greyhawk (prev Copper Dragon)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Skipton, England


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Regular. Also available in filtered (but not pasteurised) bottle at 4.2%.

A light refreshing blonde ale brewed using a new variety of hop, creating a citrus fruit flavour. Originally brewed as a seasonal ale, Golden Pippin has become such a favourite it is now produced all year round.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (951) - Greater London, - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle from the pencilandspoon Beer Swap project.
I was slightly concerned with the pale lagerish smell as I uncapped it, however, once in the glass all was well. Pours a clear, pale gold with a fluffy, lasting white head. Nose of sweetish malts, orangey/grapefruit citric hops, candied fruits, wheat/hay and berry notes that emerge as it warms. Taste is again sweet pale malts and juicy, fruity citric hops, has a medium body, a slightly oily mouthfeel and ends dry and bitter with a little wheat in the finish. It’s not a bad beer by any means but for me the flavor falls just short of the promise from the aroma, if they could match that it would go from good to great.

john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle. Pale gold in colour. Citrus fruity; grapefruit and orange. Floral hops. Malty; biscuity malty base. Sweetish fruity with a mildly bitter hoppy edge. Dry finish. Tasty. Refreshing. Easy drinking. Liked this. Nice beer! (2008)

Pyobon (1497) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2016
(Bottle) Pours golden yellow with modest white head. Pleasant refreshing aroma - citrus with hints of bread and grass. Light body, medium carbonation. Nice light malt with slight sweetness and bready hints. Some nice hoppy bitterness appears in mid palate and stays around for long finish. I usually find blondes lacking flavour but this is pretty tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2016
Pint at the Dun Cow, Durham. Very pale gold with a rising curtain of cloudy bubbles and a thin, frothy white head. Barely any aroma, but what little there is is striking mostly as hay. Very watery, faintly bitter hoppy flavour. Akin to a handful of hay in a glass of water.

nybol (2354) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
Godt humlet, let sødlig øl, med en hel del frugtsmag. Citrus til at starte med, der går over i en mere bred og fyldig smag. God øl!

TheAleMale (34) - Worcester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle from my local Co Op. Bit sh1t, smells like raw steak. Not sure thats what i want from a beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

MayumiH (1224) - - APR 25, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear golden yellow colour. Some mixed citrus, juicy, lightly tangy. Light bodied. Smooth and easy drinking.

zacgillbanks (5508) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle from Copper Dragon Brewery, Skipton. A very pale golden beer with a rich malty and toffee apple flavour followed by vanilla, marzipan, coconut and Christmas cake on the finish. Nice.

Holmen2 (4043) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2015
Backlog. At the Vine Inn, Manchester, beginning of May 2013. Very pale straw colour. Slightly uneven, but persistent off-white head and lacing. Soft aroma with lemon and lime marmalade. Pale malt in taste and bitter citrus in aftertaste.

MPG (1) - PENYCAE, WALES - SEP 28, 2015 does not count
Drank at two pubs in Yorkshire, one of the best pale ales ive ever tried. Nice pale colour, with the most wonderful creamy white head and a great array of delicate flavours. Most enjoyable

Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Cask at The Vine, Manchester. I see this beer everywhere so it must have some sort of following but I fail to see the appeal. It’s a run of the mill golden ale, pale amber in colour with an enduring white head. It has biscuity malts and a long, bitter finish but I detected none of the advertised citrus. A little watery on the palate. Maybe it was an interesting beer once but it’s nothing special by today’s standards. Perfectly drinkable though.

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