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


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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.

pilsnerrogge (3007) - 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 (5888) - 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.

FraekkeFyr87 (746) - - NOV 28, 2017
The aroma is full of hops, malt and wet clothes after some hard rain (very weird). The color is like amber...duh it's an amber ale. The taste is full of hops, malt and small notes of toffee. Decent but not impressive although I'm looking forward to taste some more stuff from this brewery.

BeardedAvenger (1197) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2017
Keg at Dean Swift, that Landan. Gypsy Hill Southpaw - hoppy slightly caramel and malty aroma. Light brown. Some haze. Creamy white head. M bitter. Some citrus bite. Underlying grains. Light-m bodied. Slick. Chalky residue. Average carb. dry finish. Decent enough.

ogivlado (8167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 7, 2017
On tap at Craft Room Zagreb. Darker golden coloured, medium sized off-white head, weak citrusy nose. Sweetish malty, mild fruity herbal hoppy, slightly citrusy and caramel with rather sweetish finish. Surprisingly balanced.

Rasmus40 (22072) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2017
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Hazy amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. A bit watery. 281017

Camons (13412) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2017
Draught @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours slightly hazy golden with an offwhite head. Aroma of sweet malt, toasted, burnt caramel, light sweet fruit. Flavor is sweet, light bitter, malt, little caramel, fruit. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet finish. 281017

llkc (2772) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2017
Duft svag hindbær svag appelsin smag citrus malt kant dansk vand lime meget meget svag karamel kedelig

chrisv10 (18601) - DENMARK - OCT 26, 2017
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus, 4.2%. Hazy dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, hop and a little biscuit. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, little biscuit, hop, medium sweet, little dry and a little bitter.

AgressivelyHopped (3) - Haywards Heath, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2017 does not count
Dark gold, with loose foamy head. Floral nose, with light carbonation. Pleasing citrus hops taste, really very good!

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