Cumbrian Five Hop - Hawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by StJamesGate:
3.83/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Amber-tinged gold with a layer of film.
Melon, gooseberries, floral nectar and some bread dough on the nose - sticky sweet.
Bit of caramel up front with Amarillo orange, Citra grapefruit peel, some spice (from Bramling Cross?) for hops plus a bit of an herbal, vegetal thing.
Spiced orange peel finish and long bitter linger.
Crisp, light to medium, some chew.
Nice interplay between all the hops (Fuggles and EKG in there, too). Not sure I get as much from the English ones, though it manages to be spicy more than citrussy. But proper hoppy all around.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2013 11:19:10 | More by StJamesGate
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.11/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cask at a Weatherspoons, well kept. The cask version is 5%
Hazy light amber pint, firm head that gives a full glass of lacing as you quickly polish off the pint. Aroma of fruits - peach, grapefruit with some caramel malt bobbing its head ever so quickly above the surface before the fruit smothers it. Taste follows on but with a tad more citrus and some honey flavours there, albeit light. The taste as with the aroma is hop forward . Quite light in the mouth and finishes reasonably dry with some lingering bitterness.
Well worth drinking again.
Serving type: cask
04-30-2013 17:33:59 | More by Hanglow
United Kingdom (England)
3.93/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A 330ml bottle with a BB of March 2013. Picked up from Trembling Madness in York a little while back. Five hop varieties from around the world are included in this brew; the label mentions that Fuggles, Citra and Amarillo are used.
Poured into a Delirium chalice. A clear orange-amber with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two before subsiding to a thin surface layer. Aroma of intense hoppy notes; grapefruit, citrus, pine and hints of grass and tropical fruit. Underpinned by caramel malt with a touch of sweetness, and a mild whiff of booze.
Tastes of aromatic hops with a strident bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, citrus, pine, caramel malt, grass/hay and stewed hops. Slightly sweet. A powerful, dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, spicy and tingly, with reasonable body. The carbonation is somewhat lacklustre - could be more effervescent. Quite astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops.
Excellent - tons of hop character to savour. Loads of aroma and bitterness make this a hop lover's dream. The malt is subdued but well balanced. Perhaps this beer's biggest flaw is the lack of conditioning with live yeast - I'm certain that it would add depth. Nonetheless, this is superb. Grab one if you see it.
Serving type: bottle
09-02-2012 00:43:59 | More by jazzyjeff13
Cumbrian Five Hop from Hawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.