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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Doug Odell’s admiration for the British brewing culture has led him across the pond - a lot. In 2008, Doug landed at Thornbridge Brewery and in the company of kindred brewing spirits. This visit led to a collaboration brew at Thornbridge in 2010. Fast forward to 2012 to find the two breweries at it again, this time at Odell Brewing. Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale is the love child of this international brewmance. Brewed with English malts and American hops, Pond Hopper brings together the best ingredients each country has to offer, balancing a subtle sweet malt character with hints of mango and peach hop flavor. It pours a rich golden color with citrus and ripe melon essence in the nose. No matter which side of the pond you’re on, here’s to good beer and good friends. Cheers.

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erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2012
Light misty, huge white frothy head. Lots of classic hops, straightforward but nice full feel. Taste is rich, good amounts of classic hops and a ending surprising sweetness to smooth things out. Surprising and with an original English approach. Excellent. (75cl bottle from Colin, thanks!)

3.5
kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle shared thanks to Denk. Pours clear golden with a big white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, caramel, fruit, light floral aspects and a little spice. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 30, 2012
66cl bottle courtesy of Denk, shared. Thick creamy white head. Hazy blond pour. Nice hoppiness. Nice brew.

4
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle @ deans. Aroma is big floral fruity hops, loads of citrus. Flavour is quite bitter of hops, loads of citrussy fruits, nice bready malt note. Nice one.

2.9
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle from McGee. Hazy, gold-orange pour with a vigorous, fine-bubbled white head. Nose is slightly boozy and funky with a hint of malty sweetness. Medium body and intense, fine carbonation. Ethanol bitterness predominates, but some citrus hops and caramel are present. Finish is a bit sweet, which I didn’t expect. Too hot for me, not enough hop aroma.

4.1
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle poured a magnificent apricot with golden hues, large fluffy white head, and excellent lacing. Aroma of big citrus and floral hops, lemon zest, and honey. Taste is an explosion of caramel malt and citrus with a hint of pepper and bitterness. Enjoyable crisp finish with citrus flavors lingering. Smoothest DIPA I have ever had with ABV completely unnoticeable. Well done.

4.3
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Nice citrus aroma; very hoppy; bitter up front but doesn't linger. Wonderful! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
pfhyde (61) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Surprising combination of malts and hops, even to a seasoned IPA drinker. The palate is the best thing about this beer: nice nip, balanced flavours. There’s a bit of a syrupy after-taste after the beer’s been sitting awhile, perhaps betraying the limitations of a young micro-brew effort, but it’s generally masked by the careful preparation, bottle conditioning, etc.

3.9
Jriggz7 (122) - Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Cloudy orange pour. Nose of ripe melon, mango, pineapple. Taste tropical fruits medium body. Notice the English malt influence at end of somewhat dry and pleasant bitter finish.

3.5
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
A friend shared a bottle which is good because I would never have purchased this. Cloudy orange color, good head. Aroma of hops and something indeterminate. First taste was just odd, almost made me think it might be infected, metallic, plastic and then a dose of hops. As it warmed up this all went away and I was left with a nice flavor of peaches and malt with a little bit of sugary sweetness. Overall not bad and sort of reminded me of Stone’s 14th Anniversary english double ipa. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-23-2012 16:18:55


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