Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version) | Ringwood Brewery

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Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version)Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ringwood Brewery
England, United Kingdom
ringwoodbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PorterPounder on 08-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
14.17%
 
 
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8
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22
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3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 500ml bottle: a very dark amber colour with a decent head which sticks around for a while. Dried fruit and a bit of lemon in the nose. There's nutty flavour here, a little creaminess and a herbal hoppy edge which dominates the aftertaste and lingers in the mouth. This eminently drinkable but not as interesting as similar beers like Old Speckled Hen.

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3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a copper hue with a thin 2-finger white head that slowly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Malty caramel aroma with a sweet finish.

T: Similar to the smell a sweet malty caramel flavor. Not very complex.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent English Pale Ale – nothing special or anything I would seek out again.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought one bottle of this at a local grocery store. It’s not a bad beer, but i found it to be a bit underwhelming. Flavor was a bit thin, and while it looked nice in the glass, with plenty of foam sticking to the sides as I drank it, it wasn’t a very exciting beer all in all. Not bad, but not great either.

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2.07/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a dark amber color with a 1" tan head sitting gently on top. Retention isn't great but a chunky thick film remains quite a while.
Smell is a bit off, I hope. Fairly strong skunky note with lesser notes of malt and hops. Smells like warm Budweiser. Yuck.
Taste is a mix of malt, grape, hops and that skunk note. Balance is good but...
Medium-full body with similar effervescence. The musk fades from the palate fairly quickly but I didn't want any of it to begin with. Take it out of the equation and this is a solid 3.5-4 beer across the board.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a beast of a beer indeed.

maple syrup colored little or no head, like an ale. lacey.

smells very yeasty and salty, also a little bit of dark fruits and buttered popcorn.

HOPS. this beer is super hoppy and its got great hops and alcohol balance, give you a nice clean burn. also very yeasty and a bit salty.

strong yeast and salt in after taste.

this is a no nonsense beer, you could probably put this in your tractor and it would would run on it. this beer is not for sissy boys, this beer will kick your ass.

try it at a little under room temperature.

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Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version) from Ringwood Brewery
3.67 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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