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Hogs Back HOP Garden Gold | Hog's Back Brewery

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Brewed by:
Hog's Back Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by StJamesGate on 05-13-2011

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by galluch:
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Photo of avitallo
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 500ml bottle in Aldi.
Pours dark golden colour, nice head on it, light carbonation. Smells good, fresh no intense hoppy or malt. Pleasent. Taste is fresh hop nice and crisp really good. Feel is smooth fresh goes down a treat and the taste sticks around nicely no bitterness at all but neither sweet. Overall a really nice beer! Will have it again!

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Photo of MrKennedy
3.34/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle purchased from the International Beer Shop and poured into a 10oz glass.

Pours a deep golden colour with a touch of orange about it. Has a half-inch head of white foam that hangs around the outside of the glass, but that's about it.

Has a mild, light aroma with a touch of honey sweet smell about it. Refreshing aroma, despite this beer being within 3 months of the BB date.

Slight touch of lemon on the front of tongue, backed by a solid malt flavour in the middle, mixed with a bready british hop flavour. The flavour certainly hangs with you for some time.

Despite this being labelled as a "golden ale" seems to be more like the OP classification of an English Pale Ale. Certainly bigger than a refreshing summer golden ale. Relatively big bodied.

Not really true to label as a golden ale, but still a decent sort of an english beer.

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Photo of Momon
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiscodrinker
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle BBD 30 Apr 2013: broached on 13 Apr 2013 and poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard.

Orangey, pale amber body, clear and clean looking, the fast disappearing head was off-white before it left the building.

Fairly sweet nose and taste: malty feel to it, more than the HOP name suggests anyway. Caramel and toffee notes in both the aroma and mouth. The hops come alive towards the end of each sip giving the beer a crisp bitter finish, a nice beer. The alcohol helps to give the bite at the end also.

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Photo of Foley67
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Golden bodied with big foamy white head that does stick around
Aroma is subtle floral gums & brewing coppers
the Flavour is nearly there
dry golden syrup without the sweetness and slowly taken into a peppery bitter finish
Nice carb slightly thin mf
just very run of the mill

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Photo of BigBry
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml brown bottle received as a gift from our neighbors while we were visiting Andover on our summer vacation. Label lists it as a Premium Golden Ale.
"Hop Garden Gold...the Golden Ale. Enjoy HOP, a refreshing hoppy pale golden ale with a good balance of aroma and bitterness from the finest English Malted Barley and "Choicest" fresh whole English Hops. Brewery Conditioned for all the taste without the sediment."
Poured clear, golden color with an inch head of white foam that left some thin lace strings.
Mild, sweet aroma with some citrus fruitiness, orange and grapefruit notes.
Nicely rounded out flavor, with bready malt and some lemon citrus. Not alot of hop bitterness, but crisp and clean aftertaste. Dry finish. Medium body and mouthfeel that fit the style well.
A locally favorite English Pale Ale, happy to share a pint.

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Photo of bbmaj
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.89/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steverx8
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale rusty tangerine with loose healthy white foam that webs. Clean nose of straight flour and minty hops. Granola and raisin malts with some complex hops: both woody EKG spice and musty tea. Cinammon finish and sticky tingling linger with some dried apricot echoes. Soft and round, medium, some cling.

Balanced but big for a "Gold". More zing than the average blonde. English hops stand tall but without going citrus. Not sure how summery it is, though, overall.

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Photo of Bilhat
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spade120
3.04/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MechMessiah
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a solid golden colour.

Smells very hoppy, and tangy and fresh as well.

Tastes balanced with a significant hoppy kick, definitely refreshing and thirst quenching.

Overall a lovely, hoppy pale ale, i'd love to drink this again.

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Photo of charlatan
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half pint at Cove Real Ale Festival. Gold colour with a head which amounted to rather more than a minimal rimmer. The nose was a rather tart lemon and apple affair. It tasted sweet with a tang somewhere between citrus and pear and a pleasant hint of pepper.

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Photo of sleazo
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hand pulled at Ye Olde Cock

A_Dark gold bordering on copper with a speckled cream head. Nice staying power, decent lacing.

S_Mild toffee aroma, slight spicy hop.

T__Caramel and toffee hit the pallette first. This is followed by a citic note and then some vegetal bitterness. Fairly well rounded with a decent sweet/bitter finish.

M_Slightly thin, low level carbonation. A bit of stickiness in the finish.

O_More malty than the name suggests however it is indeed a well rounded and tasty beer.

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Photo of rulisekmartin
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hogs Back HOP Garden Gold from Hog's Back Brewery
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 22 ratings
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