Brewed by Hopshackle
Style: English Strong Ale
Peterborough, England


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Bottle conditioned; Regular. Cask; Regular, but made on a rotational basis.
Based on the recipe for the very popular Momentum IPA but with twice the amount of hops added at all stages - hence the name! It is a golden beer with an aroma of vinous fruit with a hoppy edge. It has a coarse white head and an intense taste of malt, fruit and alcohol with a bitter finish. This beer is conditioned for at least one month before release to allow the complex flavours to develop.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (24477) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2009
Cask @ Smithfield Hotel, Manchester M4. Pours a dark golden orange color with small off-white head. Sweetish malty caramel and slightly woody aroma with some alcoholic hints. Roasted malty caramel flavor with fruity berry hints. Sweetish roasted malty caramel finish with some woody hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (2198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2009
Bright gold, good nicotine-stained head. Vanilla and hops on the nose. Sweet and oakey vanilla flavours abound. Tingly and smooth textured. Good and rich with a hoppy bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival ’08. Copper colour. Sweet straw aroma, rough and barnyardy. Sweet malty taste, intensely pleasing and wonderful. Mid bitter finish. Up there with the best of English beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13715) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2009
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest 09. Bronze with white head. Sweetness and nasal alcohol predominate this big beer, there is a vanilla, custard cream biscuit flavour to the beer with a cidery alcohol banging in. Some oakwood notes, almost barrel like. Sturdy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2009 Cask, Leicester 09. Bright tawny amber slicked with white. Heady apple, sultana and toffee aroma. Slick and smooth with a faint afterglow but no abrasive alcohol, some almond creeping in. Clean and dried fruity with underlying biscuit and discreet herbal noble presence. Good, but not as good as the Historic Porter. 737314. (Bottle conditioned) Dusty orange with a fine white slick. Orange rind and Fruit Salad chew aroma with hints of honey,biscuit and ground coriander. Slick and fruity; marmalade, coriander, red apple,wheat and Fruit salad in the mix. Dusty with spice, yeast and citrus like Belgium. Not the same beer as the one I sampled at Leicester. 374715.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (46059) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Smithfield Hotel, 37 Swan St, Manchester, Greater Manchester England M4 5JZ.
Clear medium to dark orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, berry bitter, apple. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090124]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (22434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2009 Cask at smithfield 2009... amber ... sweet medicianl nose ... watery odd hop ... little sourness.....

TK2 ... Bottle at home ... Thanks to FIn... copper ... sweet toffee malt ... very bright ... little yeast ... little bitter.... i think my 2.7 was a bit crewl so up to 3.0 but still not quite me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4697) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
[email protected] Beer Festival, 2009. Golden beer with a lightly hopped aroma and a malty and hopped flavour. Overall an average strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (10137) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2009
Cask, Leicester Fest 09. Hazy gold with a bubbly foam. Aromas are woody with tea and strawberry. Citrus and strawberry with alcohol. Flavours are caramel and toffee malts with woody, dry notes. Fruity with a peppery, dry finish. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (9946) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2009
Tasted at the brewery (new cask) 23-01-09 and in bottle 25-01-09 The sample that I had at the brewery at 110 IBUs courtesy of Nigel the brewer was a little more bitter than the bottle currently being consumed. Pours hazy light amber, aroma is lovely old leather and old oak wardrobe (I know that sounds strange but thats what I get) , touch musty but also with fruit and some alcohol. Initially sweet with banana and spices but the bitterness carries this along quite marvellously, lovely warmth from the alcohol, slight numbing across the tongue from the bitterness, sweet malts throughout, quite lovely. Many thanks to Nigel for the sample of this. A8 A3 F9 P4 OV17 4.1

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