Hatch Plug Ale | Cavalry Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cavalry Brewing
Connecticut, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A classic English ale made with pale malt, crystal malt, Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops providing fruity aromas to work with the subtle malt flavors.

28 IBU

Added by Bitterbill on 07-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
18.94%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of KTCamm
2.99/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. From a mix a six.

Pours hazy dark copper with immense white foam. WAY overcarbonated, and the foam sits and stalls. The waiting game. Light faint sweet caramel nose. Orange there too. Taste is a thin malt. A touch funky, if not woody. Hop bitter tossed about in the midst.

A mess. All over the place.

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3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was quite surprised with this selection. The taste of this beer was not too strong yet not too subtle. Right in the middle, right amount of hops and the mouthfeel was pleasant. Though the color and appearance were a little deceptive; thought the darkness of the beer have more of a dark beer taste. It was very good and pleasing.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - The beer pours with one finger of white foam on top of a hazy, copper colored body. The head fades away quickly and leaves light lace on the glass.

S - Bready malt with some toasted notes and just a hint of floral hops.

T - Toasted bread and herbal hop flavors up front. Some toffee comes out in the middle with a bit of red apple and fades away, leaving toasted grain and light bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately low carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Drinkable enough, but nothing to get excited about.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a hazy orange tan body with a huge white head.

Nose was pretty simpe with some caramel malt and fruit smells.

Taste is medium to light bodied with a sour and dry carameand biscuit malt flavor. Very huge carbonation, however for cavalry this is pretty mild. Decent bitterness that balances well. Hops have a good earthy and mild citrus note.

Probably the best of the cavalry beers. Mild, yet its got some bite. A good session beer.

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3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What better of a time to get my first taste of Cavalry Brewing is there than Memorial Day Weekend? Into a pint glass on 5.28.11, this pours a clear and bright light amber under a foamy well-sustained head. Aroma is a mild one with light notes of sweet toasted pale malt and flowery hops. Upfront yields a stingy mouth drenching bitter feel in the "English Bitter" fashion that shortly heads toward a smooth and crisp but robust malt center. A solid earthy bitter hop resonance nicely shows in the finish. I also detect bready, light zesty lemon citrus, and mild dry cocoa powdery notes in the end as well. Looking forward to trying some more Cavalry brews soon...

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Hatch Plug Ale from Cavalry Brewing
3.59 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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