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Cumbrian Five Hop | Hawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall

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Cumbrian Five HopCumbrian Five Hop

Brewed by:
Hawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall
England, United Kingdom

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A well hopped Golden Ale brewed with 5 English and American hop varieties, including Golding, Citra & Amarillo. The full, biscuity taste of English Maris Otter barley marries floral, spicy, orange marmalade, herbal hop flavours to produce a complex, flavourful modern beer.

Added by jazzyjeff13 on 09-02-2012

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Paz8812:
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of March 2013. Picked up from Trembling Madness in York a little while back. Five hop varieties from around the world are included in this brew; the label mentions that Fuggles, Citra and Amarillo are used.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A clear orange-amber with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two before subsiding to a thin surface layer. Aroma of intense hoppy notes; grapefruit, citrus, pine and hints of grass and tropical fruit. Underpinned by caramel malt with a touch of sweetness, and a mild whiff of booze.

Tastes of aromatic hops with a strident bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, citrus, pine, caramel malt, grass/hay and stewed hops. Slightly sweet. A powerful, dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, spicy and tingly, with reasonable body. The carbonation is somewhat lacklustre - could be more effervescent. Quite astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops.

Excellent - tons of hop character to savour. Loads of aroma and bitterness make this a hop lover's dream. The malt is subdued but well balanced. Perhaps this beer's biggest flaw is the lack of conditioning with live yeast - I'm certain that it would add depth. Nonetheless, this is superb. Grab one if you see it.

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Photo of chinchill
3.39/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle served in a small tulip. [repeated June 2015]

Clear medium amber with a small, weak head.

A tad under-carbonated, medium-light body.

Sweet malts along with a mix of hops in the aroma.

English style PA in terms of limited hop flavor and bitterness, and earthy/herbal hops.

O: Well crafted if rather tame brew.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on cask via handpump at the Port Street bar Manchester
With the serving style it is unsurprisingly a good looking beer
Slightly muted aroma
Big flavour and solid body

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Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Tom87
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber-tinged gold with a layer of film.
Melon, gooseberries, floral nectar and some bread dough on the nose - sticky sweet.
Bit of caramel up front with Amarillo orange, Citra grapefruit peel, some spice (from Bramling Cross?) for hops plus a bit of an herbal, vegetal thing.
Spiced orange peel finish and long bitter linger.
Crisp, light to medium, some chew.

Nice interplay between all the hops (Fuggles and EKG in there, too). Not sure I get as much from the English ones, though it manages to be spicy more than citrussy. But proper hoppy all around.

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Photo of Hanglow
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask at a Weatherspoons, well kept. The cask version is 5%

Hazy light amber pint, firm head that gives a full glass of lacing as you quickly polish off the pint. Aroma of fruits - peach, grapefruit with some caramel malt bobbing its head ever so quickly above the surface before the fruit smothers it. Taste follows on but with a tad more citrus and some honey flavours there, albeit light. The taste as with the aroma is hop forward . Quite light in the mouth and finishes reasonably dry with some lingering bitterness.

Well worth drinking again.

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Photo of rodlavers
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of yinz11
4.64/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spike
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a 330ml bottle.
L: Slightly hazy, pale amber colour. The one-finger of white head collapses quickly but leaves rings and arcs of lacing. Fine looking.
S: Some fruit, then heavy resin and spice, finishes raw cookie dough. Good stuff. Only complaint is that one sniff and it's gone. Takes a couple of minutes to reform.
T: Not as strong flavoured as I was expecting. Biscuity & spicy. Kind of dank. Nothing special.
F: Medium/light body, slightly gassy, some chewiness, dry finish.
O: Disappointing. The hops fight each other such that no single characteristic shines through. A muddle of citrus, pine, spice & grass. Not at all unpleasant but certainly not worth £2.79 a bottle. A rare miss from an outstanding brewery.

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Photo of charlatan
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On cask at 'spoons in Glasgow (5% abv as per earlier review). Gold coloured beer with a fresh minty, oily hop nose. There is a little sweetness but this is hop dominated with mint and onion to the fore. Excellent.

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Photo of kitch
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of May 2016 and poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a hazy golden orangey colour with a thin weak white head that leaves some stringy lacing.

Aroma: Fruity aromas, starts with melon, pineapple, tangerine and orange with hints of caramel.

Taste: A little on the weak side when you consider the amount of fruit in the aroma. Biscuity caramel malt with some citrus mandarin and grapefruit. There are hints of mango, grass and pine with a long bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

Overall: This was quite good especially the aroma but was hoping that there was more of a punch in the taste considering the nice aromas.

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Cumbrian Five Hop from Hawkshead Brewery / Staveley Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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