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Whitbread Golding Variety Pale Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Whitbread Golding Variety Pale Ale
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Reviews: 4
Hads: 4
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 3.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tempest on 08-15-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 4
Photo of DmanGTR
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes (10/2/09) at MacGregor's

A - rich deep amber, clear with a small white head. 3.5

S - rich caramel malts, lots of biscuity yeasty flavor, very light on hops. 4.0

T - sweet, malty and bready. Slight bittering hops in the finish. Long lasting finish. 4.0

M - smooth and well carbonated, medium bodied. 3.5

D - very good. I would probably only want one though. 3.5

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Photo of callmemickey
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 Hop Project Beer.

A: Crystal clear amber body. Moderate off-white head. Leaves behind, sheet like lacing from start to finish.

S: Soft floral and earthy nose. Interesting, but not too much else going on in the nose.

T: Bitter herbal and floral notes. Earthy with hints of spicy hop bitterness.

M: Smooth, light-medium bodied. Good carbonation levels. Clean finish.

D: Refreshing. My #6 out of the 11 single-hop hop project beers.

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Photo of Nickls
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

(From notes - share from a kind RB)

A - Clear copper-gold color; thin quickly dissipating eggshell head

S - Earthy and citrus hop aromas; bit bready

T - Fairly hoppy, but the hoppiness is very earthy; mineral-like finishing flavors

M - Thinner to medium; softish carbonation

D - Just really average overall and even against the style; some flavors I didn't care for and bland otherwise

Overall, much more interesting out there in the range. I understand that this is an experimental brew, so props to Sly Fox for the try, but no need for me to visit again in case it becomes regular.

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Photo of tempest
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is part of Sly Fox's 2009 Hops Project pale ale series. This, the Whitbread Golding Variety, was released on 8/14/09.

I had a pint at Craft Ale House in Limerick, PA for $4.50. The menu described it as having a tobacco flavor and damn, they weren't kidding. Overall these are very spicy hops that still feature fruity grapefruit and lemon peel notes. Frankly, I'm not sure I like this hop by itself, but I can see how it'd contribute to an IPA. Definitely try this beer if you find it. I can't say it's not interesting.

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Whitbread Golding Variety Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.