Harveys Hadlow Bitter / Long Man IPA (Cask)

Formerly brewed at Harveys
Style: Bitter
Lewes, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask; Regular.
Originally brewed in 1920 as Harveys IPA with an abv of 4.7%. In the 1930s it went down to 4.0%. Then down to 3.0% during the war, but eventually settled on 3.5% in the 1950s. In 2003 it was renamed Harveys Long Man IPA in honour of the Long Man Morris Men, who celebrated their 25th Anniversary. It is their emblem and colours which adorn the new pump clips.
Was brewed for the Fiddling Monkey in Hadlow as Hadlow Bitter using hops grown in Hadlow, although the name of the pub has since been changed to the Two Brewers.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Wenlock Arms, Islington, London N1, UK. Clear medium amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light malty, roasted, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and light light bitter with a average to short duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft to flat. (311207)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36537) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2006
[Cask at GBBF 2005] A hazy brown beer. The aroma is malty with roasted notes as well as notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with light roasted notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25652) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2008
Cask @ Wenlock Arms. Pours a clear pale brown color with a small off-white head. Hoppy fruity caramel aroma. Sweetish very hoppy flavor with some carame hints. Fruity malty and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18741) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Gravity dispense at the 23rd Battersea Beer Festival - 06/02/13, as Hadlow Bitter. Clear golden with a bubbly off white head that retains well. Nose is fruit, light veg, toffee - a little muted. Taste comprises toffee, malty, apple, fruits. Medium in body with moderate carbonation and some bitterness in the finish. Quaffable but a pretty basic bitter with little depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (18052) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2005
Cask at The Pilot, Maidstone, Copper colour. Quite a light easy drinking session bitter. Nice hoppy aroma, not massive flavours but nice slightly resinous hops on the finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (15575) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2007
Cask (Wenlock Arms, London) Browny orange. Beery aroma. Slightly sharp bitterness, a bit sulphurous. Not very good, but not actually bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14895) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Cask at The Wenlock Arms. Floral/fruit hop aroma? Reddish amber color. White head. Started tasteless for a second, then there was an immense burst of fresh, fruity flavor. Medium mouthfeel. The finish is dry, fresh, bitter. Excellent. Malt? Whats that?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (9761) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
Golden glowing copper ale with a very small bubbly head. Not much pale character, very mild in this respect at best, but certainly an easy to drink session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2011 Cask conditioned - handpump - Lord Nelson, Brighton. An amber coloured beer with white lacing. The aroma is typical Harveys. Peppery hops. Same with the taste. Harveys can do little wrong with their cask beers for me, and even though this is not one of their better beers, its still excellent. More alcohol would be a help, but this is deliberately just 3.5%.Score 3.3
Subsequent ratings scored 3.5, 3.4 and 3.3. Average becomes 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (8359) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2007
(Cask at Wenlock Arms, London, 10 Aug 2007) Dark amber colour with brief, white head. Fruity nose with malty background, earthy hops and a distinct, slightly sulphury, Harveys character. Malty, fruity taste with notes of apricots, orange and decent doses of earthy hops in the finish. Light to medium body. Not really a sensation, but nice and tasty session bitter.

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