Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version) - Ringwood Brewery
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4.25/5 rDev +17.4%
Appearance: Bronze; effervescent; big, lasting head
Aroma: Malty; peppery; hoppy; slight apple aroma
Taste: Juicy malt; tangy fruit; bitter hop start; finishes dry and hoppy, but extremely well balanced; delicious
Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores
06-15-2013 22:06:50 | More by IchLiebeBier
3.23/5 rDev -10.8%
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.
04-05-2013 22:12:16 | More by Radome
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.43/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
10-15-2012 23:40:38 | More by charlatan
3.13/5 rDev -13.5%
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.
09-10-2012 01:05:16 | More by ckollias
3.25/5 rDev -10.2%
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.
07-25-2012 14:05:53 | More by mrfreakybig
Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version) from Ringwood Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.