Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Crafted by the master brewer of Old Speckled Hen, this hoppy pale ale is bursting with flavour and aroma. It is brewed with the finest pale and crystal malts as well as the American Chinook hop to give a fresh grapefruit hop character. The addition of rye malt adds a touch of spiciness. Old Hoppy Hen is perfect for all occasions and best enjoyed chilled with friends.

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MustangMarkF (250) - Coventry, West Midlands, - APR 18, 2014
500ml Bottle. It pours a dark golden body topped with what is at first quite a dense head but it soon goes leaving thin lacing. Its aroma is not exactly "bursting" but there is malts and a hint of grapefruit. Its taste is full of malts and the hop inspired grapefruit but theres is also a spiciness and subtle hints of dark chocolate ending in a dry bitter finish. One of Greene Kings better beers but not a top 10 beer.

jjsint (3007) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle from the Anchor, Cambridge. Amber, mostly clear, with the tiniest bit of off-White head. Loads of lacing. The malty scent is a bit messy. There’s a touch of hop somewhere but I just can’t seem to pin it down. Refreshing sweet taste: the spicy rye and the New World hops make more of an impact here. Clean finish although the residual malty/yeasty gunk reappears in the aftertaste. It ain’t a classic, but it’s as good as many craft ’APAs’ that have been foisted on me in the past.

Swaroga (2213) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 21, 2016
50cl bottle. The beer has a clear deep copper color and a small head. The aromas are straight forward : toasted bread, cat pee, some watered down flower honey and herbs. The mouth feel is smooth and watery. The taste is dry and bitter from roasted toast and herbs.

lmojoh (748) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2016
Flaske 0.5L fra Kilpis. Fare dyp gylden med hvitt skum. Lukt humle, sitrus. Smak humle, sitrus, vanilje. Moderat bitterhet, fint balansert, helt grei pale ale.

ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - JUN 16, 2016
50cl bottle. Clear golden colour with a nice white head. Caramel, vanilla and hops in the aroma. Taste is sweet at first turning to a light bitter finish. Overall, nice beer.

I_LUV_BEER (231) - - JUN 14, 2016
Served in a tulip from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear amber with a thick white head, medium lacing. Aroma is citrus hops, malts, slightly grassy notes. Taste is slightly spicy with caramel notes and slight hoppy bitterness. Medium body and lively carbonation. Nice and refreshing brew!

Sigmund (7390) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2016
500 ml bottle, bought in London, shared at local tasting. ABV is 4.2%. Deep golden colour, white head. Pleasant aroma of toffee, vanilla and caramel, only a hint of herbal hops. "Typically British" flavour with toffee notes, the hops are distinct only in the bitter aftertaste.

abemorsten (3593) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2016
Delt 0,5 l flaske på RBHD-treff på Bjørnøy mai 2016. Klar dyp gyllen kropp med lavt lyst skumdekke. Honning, gress, tørket aprikos og smørmalt i nesa. Bittersøt smak med hint av schweppes grapesoda og en god ettersmak. Medium fylde. Kunne drukket en pint av denne.

Holmen1 (5842) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2016
Flaske delt på RBHD-samling, hjemme, mai-16: klar og lys kobbergylden med ok skum. Lett aroma av grapefrukt og malt. En enkel og klassisk pøse-bitter med citrus, litt rugsyrlighet og forsiktig humlebitterhet i ettersmaken. Kveldens første, og den skled bekymringsløst over ganen etter den gode paellaen på terassen.

gunnar (9019) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2016
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear deep golden with a tiny white head, fast disappearing. Aroma is weak herbal hops, with caramel. Taste is light sweet nutty and bready malts, dry herbal and medicinal finish, easy drinkable.

Holmen2 (3568) - NORWAY - MAY 12, 2016
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Bjørnøy 12.05.15. Clear golden. Off-white head and lacing. Aroma of and taste of malt, meadows and a hint of citrus. Excellent drinkability. Fine bitterness is lingering on.

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