Hop Twister | Salopian Brewing Company Ltd

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Hop TwisterHop Twister

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Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by wl0307 on 11-28-2007

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
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Photo of beerdrifter
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure why this is listed as retired. Had this on cask at the JD Wetherspoon Pub in London-Stansted airport. Clear golden yellow pour with half finger head, good retention, and great lacing. Big fresh picked hops dominate the nose with a subtle hint of lemon. The taste is equally dominated by an incredible flavor of fresh picked hops. I would not have been surprised to see some hops floating in my beer it was that intense. For being so big on the hoppiness, this beer is perfectly balanced. Solid sweet malt backbone nicely complemented by the bitterness of the hops. Slightly chewy but really smooth, dry finish. That coupled with the fact that it was a cask ale made it scary drinkable. This was a hugely surprising beer that I will definitely seek out next time I'm in the UK.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted at the Jersey CAMARA beer festival. Pours a rich golden colour with a white foamy head. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon, mango & a slight floral hops. Tastes of hops, citrus, floral, peach, and some biscuits leading to malt overtones. Aftertaste is a dry bitterness with a hint of lemon & grapefruits. Overall a very good beer.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

15th September 2012: hand-pulled pint in ‘The White Lion’, Wellington, Shropshire.

Another golden ale with a citrusy hop front (the UK is awash with them this summer). The 4.5% ABV gives this one a bit more ‘umph’ than most and although I’m fed up with this style of beer in general I quite enjoyed this one.

Crisp, sharp and refreshing: with those citrus hops being prominent throughout, very little malt influence to be found in this dry finishing ale.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrevorWGrover
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cask pour at Crown Tavern in London

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Photo of jonb5
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint at JDW Whitehall.

A: Golden, slightly hazy, one fat finger head, moderate retention, lots of lacing.

S: Cascade, citrus, mango.

T: Followed the nose, moderate bitterness which wasn’t overdone.

M: Minimal carbonation, slightly coarse edge from the bitterness, light texture.

O: Nice subtle, sessionable pint, no further comment required.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Salopian Hop Twister
On cask at Belfast Beer Fest, ‘14.
Pale blonde with film of white. 3.75
Lemon barley sweets and cracked wheat crackers on the nose with a slight lactic tang. 3.75
Croissant and melon up front, then floral, Sunny D, and lime zest hops. 3.75
Waxy finish and lean linger, with that soapy/milky British thing.
Round, oily, almost medium, smooth. 4

Even and easy, with a hints of orange. Has an edge that’s good for the strength. I’ve seen better, but only at a festival like this. 4

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Photo of wl0307
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Transcribed from Notes of 30/10/2006, this was the 11th beer tasted at the Capitol, a JDW pub in Forest Hill, SE London, during the chain’s Full Moon Beer Festival.

A: dark straw in colour with some chill haze; a creamy white froth comes tight and lasts well, on top of rather low carbonation.
S: fresh, oily & fruity hops abound, like Styrian Goldings plus grassy Saaz and a floral scented hoppiness underneath; pleasant, predominantly hoppy overall.
T: the tremendous influence from Saaz aroma and its bitter contents underlines a yeasty touch as of Belgian Pale Ale, leading towards dry-ish & zesty lemony and juicy, lychee-blossom-like flowery flavour, on top of a profound bedrock of bitter-sweet biscuity pale malts... 3D-structured in the aftertaste, with plenty more grassy Saaz and zesty bitter First Gold to intertwine nicely to entertain the tastebuds.
M&D: softly-fizzy, light-bodied, this hoppy blond bitter has a sound profile full of light malts and exciting hops - a truly quaffable ale that I like!

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Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hop Twister from Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
3.89 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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