Brewed by Gipsy Hill Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
West Norwood, England


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask & bottled; Regular.

Southpaw is disarmingly punchy. An amber ale with a mouthful of malt and hops, it comes out with fruit, citrus and refreshing balance, backed up by a corner of bitterness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (1224) - - MAR 16, 2017
Cask at The Clapton Hart. Very mild hop tasting. Light malt sweetness. Easy drinking.

joergen (29994) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2018
Draught at Taphouse. Clear orange colored with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, citrus and caramel. Fruity flavor of hops and grass with notes of pine needles and grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

dynamiteninja (1968) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2018
Can. Amber body. Medium white head. Hops, bubblegum, detergent. Bitter with a dry finish.

Svesse (9222) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2018
(Cask at Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, London, 23 Nov 2017) Reddish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with grapefruit, resin and citrus peel. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of citrus, grapefruit, resin, caramel, red fruit, toast and a generous citric/resiny bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty, with a fresh hop character. Nice one.

Iznogud (5072) - CROATIA - JAN 16, 2018
On tap at Craft Room, Zagreb. Cloudy orange, creamy off-white head. Malty, caramel, light and quite empty, some fruit. Bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.

kwik-lime (2195) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2018
Can from craft beer shop in Crystal Palace. Fairly hoppy but with some caramel malt bringing it some balance. Decent.

greenmanalishi (577) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2017

hrabren (2047) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2017
On tap at Craft Room, Opatovina, Zagreb. Summer of 2017. Shared with Višnja 666 and Pilot Goran. Clear amber, medium off-white head, good retention. Moderately hoppy - fresh hops, fruity and light herbal. Very hoppy, nice, but no malty background. Medium body, soft to moderate carbonation, lightly hoppy finish. Thankfully on the bitter side, but therefore no balance.

AshtonMcCobb (7133) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2017
Can from Appellation Wines Comely Bank. Appearance - amber with a generous fluffy head. Nose - light biscuit, pine and resin. Taste - more resin and pine. Caramel at the back, but only slight again. Extremely pungent for the style. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture. Dry finish but not too bitter. Overall - like the golden ale, very pungent. But more palate-able than the golden ale.

pilsnerrogge (3048) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2017
Amber colour. Dense head. Aroma is malt, hops and orange peels. Taste is pine needles, grape fruit and lots of hops. Big bitterness.
Goes down easy.

SilkTork (5966) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2017
Day 8 of the Honest Brew Advent Calendar. 330ml brown bottle, unfiltered. As with all the others, this is hoppy. At this point I have to accept I bought from the wrong place for my taste in beers. I would have liked more traditional Christmas beers - barley wines, old ales, some Belgian Christmas Ales, etc. Instead they have put in hop forward beers which are not my thing. Still, it's fun to have a surprise beer advent calender! (Though the beer surging everywhere yesterday was bloody annoying!) Anyway, back to the beer. There's some tannic notes from use of crystal malt. There is not a lot here for me to like, but it's not too offensive.

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