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Hooky Gold - Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.

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very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd. 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: gpcollen1 on 07-18-2007)
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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy medium orange with a thin half finger head. Average head retention.

Aroma is not what I was expecting! Lots of zesty fruit especially tangerine with a little bit of peaches and apricot. Almost smells like Sunny Delight. However underneath is some fresh cut grass and caramel. Really a lot going on in the aroma.

Sweet caramel comes across immediately in the taste similar to caramel sauce. Quickly followed by the same citrus that was in the nose. Plenty of bitterness in this all the way through. The finish is extremely long lasting and plenty dry and crisp.

Really a great beer overall and something a little bit different than other English ales out there. Really nice balance of caramel, fruit, and bitterness. Easy to drink and quite refreshing.

rangerred, Oct 02, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This good and tasteful Pale Ale is a very careful made by a brewer in oxfordshire with a great sense of the spirit of who knows what they make.
This beer has a modern "old"style with something of fruity and bitter taste with an excellent smell and a beautiful brown neck.
It's mouthfeel is very good and strong in the right combination of flavor.
If you'll can drink this beer, is a very good choice alone or with meat.

gcpxavier, Sep 10, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle 4,2% Abv.
Served chilled in an oversized wine glass.
BB: 04/04/2012

Appearance: Crystal clear, bright golden body topped by a good sized white head that lasts pretty well and leaves pleasant lacing.

Smell: Hmmm, very light aroma - maybe the beer is colder than I thought. Some warming yields improvement, but not as much as I would like. The nose consists of zesty citrus, light grassiness and biscuity malt.

Taste: Wow, Hooky Gold's flavour is quite opposite to the nose! This is a delicious pale ale and I think a lot of English breweries could learn something from the hopping of this ale.
Wonderful zesty citrus and freshly cut grass overlaid on a fairly sweet malt base. The finish is lasting, with a solid bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate, smooth carbonation. Wonderfully drinkable and very refreshing.

Overall: If the smell was as good as the flavour this would easily be my favourite pale ale. I will still however drink quite a few of these in the future.

Thehuntmaster, Dec 28, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a British Pint Glass. Served around 50f.

Peach yellow with noticeable carbonation forms a linen white head that leaves gobs and gobs of lacing.

Aroma: a Pilsnerish mix of Pale Malt & Spicy fragrant Hops but also a touch of orchard fruitiness (peaches, apricots)

Mouthfeel: more spritzy than your typical EPA.

Taste: Biscuity malt dollowed by a Noble hop style bitterness with just a touch of EPA fruitiness on the tail.

Notes: Whoa! This Bitter shares a lot of characteristics of a Pilsener or perhaps a Kolsch. The label claims that this beer is finished with American Hops and it shows. This is an oh so refreshing and tasty beer. Such a nice twist on a Pale ale by one of my favorite English breweries. This one deserves a big thanks and I cannot wait to get my hands on another.

fx20736, Nov 13, 2011
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Hooky Gold from Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
85 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.