Sussex Wild Hop
Harvey's Brewery

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English Pale Ale
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2.94 | pDev: 13.27%
Harvey's Brewery
England, United Kingdom
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2.59/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Boring, watery, trad bitter. Lots of stewed hops and caramel sweetener. Smells of nothing. Has zero mouthfeel. Really disappointing. Not my thing. Might be better on cask.

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3.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A gift from a friend who visited Lewis for work. 500ml bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a off white head that disperses quickly. Aromas of hop & grain. Tastes of grass, bread as well as hop and grain leading to a mild bitter finish. Overall I was expecting much more having tasted other beers from this brewery.

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2.56/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2015. Acquired recently from the brewery shop in Lewes. The label states that it is brewed with the 'Sussex hop', a wild hop discovered and now cultivated commercially, in addition to Cascade.

A: Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear golden hue with some faint floating sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of frothy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before disappearing.

S: Aroma of cooked grain with a slightly sweet, fruity character. Faint hints of stewed leaves and a subtle vinous quality. Little hop character to be discerned. Not very impressive.

T: Tastes of watery stewed grain with a mild finish. Notes of stewed leaves, hay, husks, fruity yeast and harsh cardboard. Faintly sweet, followed by a subtle bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is light and tingly, with soft carbonation and a thin, watery body. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of cooked grain, stewed leaves and acrid cardboard.

O: Spectacularly poor - certainly doesn't meet expectations. Average looks, while the aroma and flavour are weak and vaguely unpleasant. Virtually no hop character and a faint vinous quality lurks alongside some harsh notes. Watery body. A perfect example of so-called 'dishwater' produced by traditional breweries. Perhaps there's something wrong with this bottle but I would hesitate to endorse this beer.

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Sussex Wild Hop from Harvey's Brewery
Beer rating: 2.94 out of 5 with 4 ratings