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Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version) | Ringwood Brewery

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Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version)Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version)
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3.61/5
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166 Ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
166
pDev:
14.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Radome
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 500 ml bottle bought in England.

A - Beer is a medium copper color with lots of orange. Crystal clear. Head is off white; moderately thick on initial pour. It faded to the thinnest of sheets and a strong lacing around the edges.

S - The aroma is a balance of bready malt and earthy hops. The hops give a somewhat aged (not fesh) impression. There is also a sweet brown sugar aroma and perhaps a bit of raisin.

T - Taste is balanced toward hops, but the hop flavor is a bit muddled and indistinct. The malt is mostly hidden. Midpalate I get an astringent hop flavor that reminds me of unsweetened tea. Dry finish fades very quickly.

M - Body is thinner than I expected. Low, slightly tingly carbonation. Low to moderate hop bitterness. Just a hint of alcohol.

O - This beer has some nice characteristics, but overall I find it lacking a malt backbone to tie it together. The hops are earthy and don't give a fesh clean aroma or taste, which would not matter so much if there was more malt for them to blend with. I remember this beer being bigger, maltier and just plain better only a few years back. It seems to have lost something.

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Photo of Coldsnack
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Ceriii
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of prisdefer
4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of nheinzie57
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of noremac423
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of zbloom
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Viceroy
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of cutout
2/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of charlatan
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
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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Photo of craiggoode
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of ckollias
3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
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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Photo of beerpadawan
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of mrfreakybig
3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
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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Photo of flasker
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jnjander
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of PorterLambic
2.07/5  rDev -42.7%
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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Photo of MEP
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of HungarianCount
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of djtomain
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Ringwood Old Thumper (UK Version) from Ringwood Brewery
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 166 ratings
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