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Cocker Hoop - Jennings Brothers PLC

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jennings Brothers PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-05-2002)
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Reviews by Stephen63:
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3.78/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Light colour with decent enough head.

S - Fruity but understated.

T - Hoppy and flowery as expected for a pale ale.

M - Good level of carbonation, quite smooth.

D - Enjoyed this beer but not enough to stick with it. Also I had this after a Sneck Lifter from the same brewery which was exceptional so perhaps this review reflects this.

A reasonable and standard pale ale, worth a try.

Stephen63, Aug 14, 2007
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

cam477, Oct 26, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of March 2012. ABV is stated as 4.2%. Described on the label as a golden pale ale.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear golden-amber hue with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of frothy white foam that lasts for a minute or so before subsiding. Aroma of mildly grainy light malt with notes of stewed hops and fruity yeast. Hints of citrus are also discernible.

Tastes of caramel malt with a dominant stewed hop character. Notes of caramel/toffee, stewed leaves, cardboard, yeast and a faint whiff of citrus in the background. Quite dry, with a harsh flavour on the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with some astringency. A coarse aftertaste of stewed hops.

Rather so-so. Too much stewed hop bitterness to this one; the result is a rather harsh, dry character. Goes down smoothly, but would be improved by a focus on aromatic hops instead of bitterness. Nothing too special.

jazzyjeff13, Mar 08, 2012
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3.06/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: dark gold with fizzy white head, good clarity

Aroma: biscuity, but not very aromatic overall

Taste: Biscuity leaning towards malt, a little toasty, bitter finish. Tastes vaguely like Timothy Taylor's Landlord, except a little less body and flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, refreshing, nicely carbonated

Overall Impression: Quite drinkable and refreshing, a little more malt forward than a typical English Pale Ale (hence being advertised as a "Golden Pale Ale"). Nice combination of a Blonde Ale and English Pale.

dwren89, Jun 27, 2013
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1.95/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

(Cask)Not impressed at all. Toffe caramel stickyness, some citrusy hops, light, boring, with a bad oily texture, really didn't enjoy it, served too cold aswell, which may have had something to do with the blandness i also found in my half-pint. Really glad i didn't have to sit through more of it.

rastaman, Sep 25, 2003
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3/5  rDev -8%

DavidGross, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Tipper27, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.45/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brown 500ml bottle (4.2%ABV), best before 31 Mar 2012, drank and reviewed 18 June 2011.

Poured into a straight UK pint sleeve.

Golden yellow body, good lasting white head on top, which left some good lacing.

The beer gave off a mild hoppy smell with slight floral, citrusy notes.

The taste is a refreshing hoppy and those citrus smells also appear in the tatse, again with floral overtones.

Easy to drink, uncomplicated and OK, no world beater, but certainly not a bad beer.

BlackHaddock, Jun 18, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a "golden bitter" that was a special selection at a Real Ale pub in London. It had golden color with a slight white head. Hop/light malt nose but not really strong. Clingy white lace in the pint glass. Smooth medium mouth. Bitterness is left on the tongue. Golding hops is used throughout the boil to enhance the balence and bitterness. The malt base is up front and in your face. This sweetness is punctuated by a strong bitter/sour finish. Quite complex with a dry bitter tongued finish. A nice bitter!

frank4sail, Dec 05, 2002
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

vinicole, Dec 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8%

pin, May 22, 2013
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3.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have found memories of this on cask though it's many, many years since I had it so.

I remember it's launch fondly, it seemed a cocky hoot too sound that British ales had not only survived but had reasons to strut about the barnyard about.

Seems things have changed and not foe the better, okay this is the bottled version and therefore should be given some room.

Pours a crisp golden body with and gives good head for a bottled beer.

The aroma verges slightly towards unpleasant, when the bottle is opened there is a strong woosh of Megadeth T-shirt after all night in the mosh pit. Once this has subsided we have crystal soda and wheat crackers and malt.

The taste? Well not as I remember gone is the sweet start with pear drop hints funnelling into a hoppy smack on the tongue as it leaves. Replaced by a run of the mill 'Golden ale' affair with a yeasty start and a peppery finish.

Quite thin on the mouthfeel but good carbonation.

Slightly better than average Golden ale, thats the best thing I can say about this.

EmperorBevis, Mar 20, 2012
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2.24/5  rDev -31.3%

FrizzBizzle, Nov 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

A: gold, rapidly diminishing head.
S: none detected.
T: bubbly citrus hop.
M: light-med body, lingering hop.
O: There is some taste in this beer, however in most respects it does not shine.

gutbucket2, Oct 08, 2014
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2.68/5  rDev -17.8%

headstash, Nov 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

jmtpi, May 21, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The color is a amber honey that is clear and shows the carbonation.

It pours a crisp white head that dosen't leave to soon nor does it last very long.

It smells of hay and perhaps grass.

The taste is just as it smells, starts off with a hay like taste taht then turns to a grassy feel and it finishes leaving a slight bitterness on the back off your tongue.

I nice beer to drink, I enjoyed it very much.

weissbierdrinker, May 03, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

endless1408, May 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +38%

MEP, Jun 20, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Half Litre Bottle, poured into a Pint Glass. Golden colour, clear, half finger head, good retention + lacing, lively looking. Aroma was cork citrus and some wheat. Tasted citrus, finish was bittersweet and wheaty. Light to medium body, crisp, fairly smooth. Fairly decent sessionable beer, needed to do slightly more to be memorable.

jonb5, May 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

steverx8, Jul 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

Johnq1964, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

VitorDamasceno, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Nickls
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

(From notes)

A - Light hazy yellowish/gold color. Thin white head, that didn't really leave a lot of lacing. Not bad looking

S - Light hoppy aroma, that's more earthy and grassy than anything else. Decent malt backing

T - Touch of hop bitterness up front, but really lacking overall with anything interesting.

M - Thinnish mouthfeel, and I expected more for the style

D - It wasn't hard to get through the sample, but really didn't beg another.

Overall, it was a just OK representative of the style. It left me wanting more of pretty much all aspects of an English Pale Ale. Try it if there is anything else interesting, but don't go out of your way.

Nickls, Oct 19, 2008
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3/5  rDev -8%

Mr_Pink_152, Jan 04, 2014
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Cocker Hoop from Jennings Brothers PLC
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