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HopHead | Dark Star Brewing Company Limited

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26 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Star Brewing Company Limited
England, United Kingdom
darkstarbrewing.co.uk

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
65
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
17.17%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Wenlock Arms in London

A: Transparent dull gold, zero carbonation and just a little fuzz for a head.
S: A very mild, smooth, almost sweet hops. bitterness is very mild yet retains a powerful hop smell. slightly planty. slightly cat quality to is as well (but not in a negative way)
T: Mild, slightly sweet grassy hops, but so mild bitterness. Very hoppy,. pretty damn smooth and delicious.
M: Turns your tongue into a fine grain sand paper, , dry, softish and fairly smooth.
O: Great, easy going down and very tasty.

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Photo of Ruds
4.92/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hophead - the ultimate session beer!

I've had this beer many many times over the last 10 years or so.

If it's on at a beer festival with dozens of beers I've never tried before, I will always push some aside for a pint of Hophead - that's how highly I rate this beer

Light to golden blonde in colour and ordinarily little head, it refreshes the palate immediately with cascade hops tingling your tongue

You really can drink this all day (within reason and your own capability of course!)

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Photo of robotiks
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fitzy84
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on cask at Moan and Dove. The appearance was definitely a slightly amber-colored gold color with a really bubbly head that extinguished quickly. The aromas were moderately potent of sweet citrus and hops. The taste had a bitter-sour balance going for it with vocal orange flavors. The thinness of the drink was enjoyable and light but I felt it did not have to be that watery. Overall, a simple but good drink.

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3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask at the White Horse in Parsons Green. 3.80% abv, stamped pint glass.

Even, stable straw body. Generous white cloud and collar with lots of lace.

Stale lemon, pale malt, floral hops in aroma.

Palate is astringent, light, a bit acetic, on mild fruitiness and hop oil. Reasonably well balanced, although noble hop spiciness in the finish might be a bit overdone. Caramel cake, bitterness round out the finish well. Carbonation is a tad aggressive.

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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw to light amber. Very little head.
Citrus and floral hops.
Taste follows the smell and is balanced by some subtle malt.
Soft feel from a cask dispensed brew. An easy drinker.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

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NERAX 04

Bright straw-yellow with low, fluffy head. The piercing citrus scent gives fair warning of the grapefruit, grapefruit, grapefruit. Nice juicy finish that sets you up for another one. Yummy, easy drinking.

They call it a bitter, but I'd say it's an excellent rendition of the juicy American IPA, like Concord IPA or the Bastard.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big Beer night and this kicked it off

a good looking pint pale amber, clear and full on thick white head

nice citrus notes on the nose

tasted like a fairly standard bitter, okay the hops were slightly turned up
but not that much

good easy drinking beer but considering just HOW good cask beer can be
and how distinct Original Boddies was in it's day and the biting brews of Dobbins a bit run of the mill IMHO

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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HopHead from Dark Star Brewing Company Limited
3.96 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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