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

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MustangMarkF (260) - 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.


3.8
Mad Dog Martin (80) - - SEP 3, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2017 Bottle from Asda. Copper or maybe brass, with a yellowish head that doesn't really stick around. The main aroma is pine, that continues in the taste. Dry, sharp, bitter.

3.3
MarcinG (1005) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2017 Butelka 500ml. Miedziana barwa. Piana biala,mala ,szybko redukuje sie do obreczy. W zapachu duzo cytrusow i chmielu, w tle trawa i lekkie owoce tropikalne. W smaku mimo cierpkiego zapachu jest raczej slodkawe za sprawa owocow tropikalnych. Pozniej pojawia sie cytrusowo-chmielowa goryczka z lekkim ziemistym posmakiem. Niskie wysycenie pasuje....

3
GuideDogSaint (1752) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 27, 2017
500ml bottle from the Co-op, Epsom. Pours dark golden with a white head. Hoppy aroma with malt. Similar taste. Mild bitter finish.

3
adamnase (893) - Kronoby, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2017
50cl bottle, clear. Amber, copper color, thin white head. Toffee, biscuity sweet aroma. Flavor has toffee, biscuits, light citrusy notes, bitter, dry finish. Quite good, refreshing.

3.1
jjsint (3493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, 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.

3.1
Swaroga (2224) - 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.

3.5
lmojoh (994) - 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.

3.1
ruigo (3080) - 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.

3.4
I_LUV_BEER (232) - - 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!

3.3
Sigmund (7918) - 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.


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