The English Experiment | Hardknott Brewery

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Brewed by:
Hardknott Brewery
England, United Kingdom
hardknott.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jazzyjeff13 on 07-21-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a BB of May 2014. Purchased recently from Trembling Madness in York. The label describes it as a collaboration between Hardknott and John Keeling (of Fullers). The result is an IPA that is hopped with four new English hop varieties: Baron, Landlady, Archer and Bishop.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. A rich, faintly hazy orange-amber hue with strong carbonation. Produces a vast head of creamy white foam that lasts for ages; it eventually subsides to a thick surface layer. Aroma of grassy, citrus hop notes, underpinned by dry yeast esters and sweet malt.

Tastes of grainy malt with a yeasty, aromatic hop character and a dry, bitter finish. Slightly sweet. Notes of grassy aromatic hops, a hint of citrus and considerable earthy yeast. A dry, restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and full-bodied, with a subtle spicy quality. Rather astringent. Aftertaste of earthy yeast and faint hop notes.

Pretty good - a modern English IPA that follows in the footsteps of it's predecessors. The hop varieties, while new, contribute relatively traditional aroma characteristics. Quite a strong yeast component to the aroma/flavour - probably too much. A solid effort; worth sampling if you have the chance.

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The English Experiment from Hardknott Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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