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Brewed by Five Points Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Hackney, England

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in bottle and keg seasonally. Hook Island Red is a robust red Rye ale with Chinook, Columbus and Simcoe hops. A hefty 20% of the malt make-up is rye, lending dryness and spice notes to the brew. Combined with pine and passion fruit flavours of the American hops, this is a complex, idiosyncratic brew that is a special part of our range.

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3.2
MayumiH (1224) - - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Piney nose. Good hop flavour and a nice bitter bite. Subtly citrus. Nice.

3.4
RichTheVillan (8443) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle from at Cotteridge Wines; clear chestnut brown pour with a frothy tan head aroma has a hint of smoke and light pine, taste has caramel, dark fruits, autumn path, some earthiness.

3.5
Towey1989 (3435) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A murky deep amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, red berries, pine, strawberry jam and floral hops. Taste of red berries, strawberry, caramel, a hint of chocolate, resin, grapefruit and floral hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry but fruity finish with some resinous bitterness at the end. Tasted like a Dime bar at first and then a splash of strawberry and berry jam, also citrus and resinous bitterness running through it. A well made amber ale, enjoyed it.

3.2
Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
From my backlogg: Draught at Cock Tavern, London 2014. Clear amber beer with an offwhite head. Malty caramell bready aroma. Hoppy grassy bready floral and some herbal flavour.

2.8
Mortlach (2532) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 30, 2015
On tap @Mad for Beer (Rome). Deep amber color with a medium and persistent off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, some roasted notes, grass, dirty socks, bad! Flavour is sweet and malty, caramel, light bitter end. Medium body, medium to light carbonation. Forget it!

3.8
jjsint (3604) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Gravity cask at the Cambridge Beer Festival 2015. Amber/copper, a bit cloudy. Light aroma with toast, red berry and a hint of pine. The taste though. Wow. Intensely resinous, a sweet spicy hop bomb augmented by the sweet spiciness of the rye. Long, oily, piney finish. Lovely.

2.7
Martinus (4737) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
Reddish brown amber colour, white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, straw, light herbs. Sweet flavour, caramel. Very fizzy. Sweet finish, paper.
(from draught @ The Cock Tavern, visited during RBESG 2014, London)

3.4
Nocturne (2238) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Keg at Jack in the Box, Altrincham. Hazy orange/light red shade. Nice fluffy head, some lacing too. Decent hop character. Pithy, sherbet, zingy fruits. Bit soapy at times. Caramel malty backbone. Slight sweetness lurking amongst the bitterness. Decent amber.

3.1
Tonkatruck (42) - SPAIN - APR 22, 2015
Bottle - beer merchants.com Hoppy piney citrus, nice aroma and taste. liked the edge of rye.

3.5
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
Bottle, Londis, Penny Lane, Liverpool. Reddish amber pour, with a meek tan head. Some earthy hop and fruit in the beak. Good fruity hops coupled up with some sweet malts and fruits flavour wise, followed by a solid bitter linger in the finish. Some promise here.


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