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HopHead - Dark Star Brewing Company Limited

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BA SCORE
87
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dark Star Brewing Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

atrocity, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

KevinRailton, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

rmehughes, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

paulys55, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

tom10101, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

timsoder, Mar 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

windypete, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Craigale, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

CwrwAmByth, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

chickenm, Nov 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jroof1, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big Beer night and this kicked it off

a good looking pint pale amber, clear and full on thick white head

nice citrus notes on the nose

tasted like a fairly standard bitter, okay the hops were slightly turned up
but not that much

good easy drinking beer but considering just HOW good cask beer can be
and how distinct Original Boddies was in it's day and the biting brews of Dobbins a bit run of the mill IMHO

EmperorBevis, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ILiveOffHops, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of sleazo
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A_Golden straw hue with a nice white cap. Plenty of lace

S_Mild aroma of toasted wheat and a bit of fruitiness

T_Taste is similar to the aroma but much stronger. Mild toasted wheat up front with a strong hop wallop at the end. Grass and earth notes predominate with a bit of pine.

M_Medium body w fairly aggressive carbonation which promotes the hippiness

O_very nicely done. On the stronger end for the style hop wise but a nice change of pace.

sleazo, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

IPeteA91, Jul 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

pin, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Dracook, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

alexworsnip, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Pelicanrocks, Jan 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

spry, Sep 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Neffbeer, May 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

jrfehon33, Apr 15, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Handpump halfpint at the Harp.

A: Clear gold body beneath a finger of creamy ecru foam that towers above the glass's brim, recedes slowly, and leaves some solid lace. Excellent.

S: Hoppy indeed, in a spicy, herbal, piney kind of way. Very sharp. Some husky malt as well. Good, not great.

T: Starts out with spicy hops, then mellows out with a nice wave of dry, bready malt, and finishes with powerful bitterness. A little astringent.

M: Medium-light body, low carbonation. Ok.

O: I honestly expected more out of this beer, having had good experiences with other Dark Star offerings, but this one was only a little above average for a session bitter.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Apr 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

JRaburn, Apr 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

MatJones, Mar 08, 2012
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HopHead from Dark Star Brewing Company Limited
87 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.