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Cocker Hoop - Jennings Brothers PLC

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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.78/5  rDev +14.2%

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.

08-14-2007 15:11:41 | More by Stephen63
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Photo of jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.8/5  rDev -15.4%

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.

03-08-2012 23:05:23 | More by jazzyjeff13
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3.06/5  rDev -7.6%

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.

06-27-2013 18:36:33 | More by dwren89
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United Kingdom (England)

1.95/5  rDev -41.1%

(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.

09-25-2003 00:34:56 | More by rastaman
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-19-2014 02:55:15 | More by DavidGross
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.45/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

06-18-2011 22:20:37 | More by BlackHaddock
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New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +20.2%

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!

12-05-2002 09:00:29 | More by frank4sail
Photo of vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

12-30-2013 17:27:22 | More by vinicole
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-22-2013 00:41:34 | More by pin
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United Kingdom (England)

3.03/5  rDev -8.5%

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.

03-20-2012 22:52:14 | More by EmperorBevis
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-21-2012 18:59:58 | More by jmtpi
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3.1/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

05-03-2008 10:01:29 | More by weissbierdrinker
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-31-2014 17:03:28 | More by endless1408
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4.5/5  rDev +36%

06-20-2012 19:22:09 | More by MEP
Photo of jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.68/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

05-15-2013 13:11:59 | More by jonb5
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-03-2014 21:45:50 | More by steverx8
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

08-11-2013 12:22:50 | More by Johnq1964
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-11-2014 14:05:21 | More by VitorDamasceno
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

(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.

10-19-2008 20:40:12 | More by Nickls
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -9.4%

01-04-2014 11:13:32 | More by Mr_Pink_152
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-29-2014 21:01:39 | More by psm90
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +20.8%

A - Clear amber in colour, with a deep cloudy head. The head fades quickly but sticks to the glass.

S - Distinctive fruity scents, possibly oranges and melon. It gives the impression of a fruit cake. Subtle malts.

T - Toffee and a sweet maltiness. Provides a pleasant bitter nutty aftertaste. The fruitiness of the aroma doesn't come through in the taste.

M - Thick, meaty and full bodied, however, it is still soft and warming in the palette.

D - Appealing aromas and flavours make this a pleasure to drink. A superb example of a British Ale. One for the long cold winter nights.

07-19-2009 19:12:05 | More by PartyBear
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-15-2013 08:49:45 | More by hansavijaticar
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.65/5  rDev -19.9%

Light, clear looking golden colour. Bubbly white head that is about a thumbs width tall & fair retention.

Slightly skunky, corn and earthy lager hops along with a few adjuncts, some sweetness and a touch of lemon or citrus fruit too. Overly all it is quite mild and comes with a touch of bitterness at the end.

Cheap hops making up most of the taste along with some mild citrus and a few other adjuncts. Not a lot else.

A slight feel of grain from this beer with a light medium body and a sticky, dry finish.

A huge disappoint from this beer even though I wasn't expecting to much from it given where I picked it up. The beer was drinkable but not enjoyable or worth drinking.

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04-10-2012 13:11:34 | More by flyingpig
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.35/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a light golden colour with a faint head and no lacing to be seen.

Smells quite malty - of light-medium malts.

Taste refelts the smell with quite up fromt medium malts giving quite a bittersweet taste. Some balanced hops as well on the swallow.

Overall a fairly decent attempt but i've had far better. Not bad for the £1.29 price tag though, god bless lidl.

04-03-2012 18:56:47 | More by CwrwAmByth
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Cocker Hoop from Jennings Brothers PLC
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