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Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version) - Ringwood Brewery

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Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version)Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version)

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120 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ringwood Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PorterPounder on 08-20-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-02-2013 03:34:26 | More by timoteo833
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-31-2013 17:16:28 | More by DMB
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-28-2013 23:17:42 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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California

3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 500 ml bottle bought in England.

A - Beer is a medium copper color with lots of orange. Crystal clear. Head is off white; moderately thick on initial pour. It faded to the thinnest of sheets and a strong lacing around the edges.

S - The aroma is a balance of bready malt and earthy hops. The hops give a somewhat aged (not fesh) impression. There is also a sweet brown sugar aroma and perhaps a bit of raisin.

T - Taste is balanced toward hops, but the hop flavor is a bit muddled and indistinct. The malt is mostly hidden. Midpalate I get an astringent hop flavor that reminds me of unsweetened tea. Dry finish fades very quickly.

M - Body is thinner than I expected. Low, slightly tingly carbonation. Low to moderate hop bitterness. Just a hint of alcohol.

O - This beer has some nice characteristics, but overall I find it lacking a malt backbone to tie it together. The hops are earthy and don't give a fesh clean aroma or taste, which would not matter so much if there was more malt for them to blend with. I remember this beer being bigger, maltier and just plain better only a few years back. It seems to have lost something.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 22:12:16 | More by Radome
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Florida

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-16-2013 20:56:22 | More by Coldsnack
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

03-10-2013 23:12:53 | More by Ceriii
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prisdefer

New York

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

02-13-2013 23:32:36 | More by prisdefer
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-21-2013 18:03:35 | More by rolltide8425
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-20-2013 02:16:01 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Florida

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-09-2013 01:56:00 | More by iemailjack
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Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24%

01-03-2013 01:46:46 | More by nheinzie57
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-26-2012 15:49:57 | More by noremac423
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New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-17-2012 18:27:39 | More by zbloom
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-17-2012 03:28:22 | More by t0rin0
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-30-2012 17:34:44 | More by Viceroy
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South Carolina

2/5  rDev -44.8%

11-12-2012 04:32:33 | More by cutout
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 500ml bottle: a very dark amber colour with a decent head which sticks around for a while. Dried fruit and a bit of lemon in the nose. There's nutty flavour here, a little creaminess and a herbal hoppy edge which dominates the aftertaste and lingers in the mouth. This eminently drinkable but not as interesting as similar beers like Old Speckled Hen.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Maryland

3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a copper hue with a thin 2-finger white head that slowly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Malty caramel aroma with a sweet finish.

T: Similar to the smell a sweet malty caramel flavor. Not very complex.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent English Pale Ale – nothing special or anything I would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 01:05:16 | More by ckollias
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California

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-27-2012 19:07:39 | More by beerpadawan
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-22-2012 01:19:59 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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mrfreakybig

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought one bottle of this at a local grocery store. It’s not a bad beer, but i found it to be a bit underwhelming. Flavor was a bit thin, and while it looked nice in the glass, with plenty of foam sticking to the sides as I drank it, it wasn’t a very exciting beer all in all. Not bad, but not great either.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

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Georgia

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Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version) from Ringwood Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.