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HopHead - Dark Star Brewing Company Limited

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BA SCORE
87
very good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%


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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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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

Serving type: cask

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: cask

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woosterbill

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3.55/5  rDev -9%
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!

Serving type: cask

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United Kingdom (England)

4.93/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hophead - the ultimate session beer!

I've had this beer many many times over the last 10 years or so.

If it's on at a beer festival with dozens of beers I've never tried before, I will always push some aside for a pint of Hophead - that's how highly I rate this beer

Light to golden blonde in colour and ordinarily little head, it refreshes the palate immediately with cascade hops tingling your tongue

You really can drink this all day (within reason and your own capability of course!)

Serving type: cask

12-02-2011 22:41:07 | More by Ruds
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sfprint

Germany

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Wenlock Arms in London

A: Transparent dull gold, zero carbonation and just a little fuzz for a head.
S: A very mild, smooth, almost sweet hops. bitterness is very mild yet retains a powerful hop smell. slightly planty. slightly cat quality to is as well (but not in a negative way)
T: Mild, slightly sweet grassy hops, but so mild bitterness. Very hoppy,. pretty damn smooth and delicious.
M: Turns your tongue into a fine grain sand paper, , dry, softish and fairly smooth.
O: Great, easy going down and very tasty.

Serving type: cask

10-28-2011 23:35:46 | More by sfprint
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HopHead from Dark Star Brewing Company Limited
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.