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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 21st October 2012)

    Aqualung: Brodie's Dalston Black IPA
    london calling: Magic Rock Craft Magic
    Bucking Fastard: Dark Star Green Hopped IPA
    Mobyduck: Dark Star Green Hopped IPA
    Oggwyn Trench: Green Duck Duck Dastardly
    Wittenden: Goacher's Silver Star
    aleandhearty: Acorn Yorkshire Pride
    Real Ale Ray: Bowland Hen Harrier
    hondo: Oakham Ales Endless Summer
    oldboots: Roosters Wild Mule
    Alesonly: Colchester Red Diesel
    Thuck Phat: Shugborough Jasper
    Pubsignman: Buxton Dark Nights
    sheffield hatter: B&T Shefford Bitter
    ROBCamra: Fernandes Green Gold
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    Trip to Blackpool this weekend so not expecting too much..maybe I can go via Preston and Wigan on the way back to salvage something.

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    On a thoroughly miserable Friday Afternoon I was cheered and warmed by the following :-

    Brentwood Weald Porter 5.0%
    Marston's Old Empire 5.7%
    Old Bear Goldilocks 4.5%
    Brodies's White IPA 5.0%
    Brodie's Ice Saison 8.0%
    Brodie's Dalston Black IPA 7.0%
    Brodie's Big Mofo Stout 10.5%

    The last two were Keykeg but none the worse for that. The White IPA is a cloudy wheat beer but with the usual big hop flavour you expect from Brodie's. The Ice Saison is an attempt at one of those sour Belgium beers. Sour it was, it tasted like a very rough scrumpy to me. The three non Brodie beers were unexceptional but all well kept so the three contenders are White IPA, Dalston Black and Big Mofo.

    BOTW Brodie's Dalston Black IPA

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    lots of good hoppy beers again this week in central London inc
    mallinsons -topaz
    mallinsons -eye pea ay
    bristol -bitter kiwi
    darkstar -belgian ipa
    harbour -double ipa
    but it doesnt have to be strong or overloaded with hops so
    magic rock-craft magic 3.2
    was very drinkable and my beer of the week

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    A few decent pints in Staffordshire but eclipsed by Dark Star Green Hopped IPA for BOTW.Moby pointed the way,so when I spotted the pump clip in The George,Croydon I just had to give it a go.The initial hit let you know that you were drinking a 6.5%er ,the rich complex taste and strong hop character sustained,but it got easier to drink as the pint went down,a very good sign.I had to wash it down with two quick Hopheads but the IPA taste still lingered on the train ride home.Excellent.

    Annual pilgrimage to The Harp next week,should produce another winner.
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    Not to many different beers to choose from this week,
    Skinner's Betty Stogs
    White Horse Brewery Bitter
    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar American Pale Ale
    Darkstar Greenhopped IPA

    At the risk of being predictable,BOTW is for the third week running(the last time this year ,I promise) Darkstar Greenhopped IPA
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    Friday i had some decent if unspectacular beers , Saturday was better despite the shock of seeing Brew X1 on the bar at the Station

    Mallinsons - Galaxy
    Kelham Island -Riverfront Collisuem
    Slaters - Top Totty
    Pictish - Pacific Jade
    Accorn - Quantum
    Bath Ales - Forest Hare
    Ironbridge - A,NZ Bitter 48 Special
    Phoenix - Skellington
    Thornbridge - Jaipur
    Green Duck - Duck Dasterdly

    BOTW Green Duck - Duck Dasterdly , a very pleasant Porter
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    LocAle in two Kentish pubs:

    Goody Ales-Bleangate Brewery: Good Heavens. A new brewery for me.A mid amber ale long bitter finish after initial sweetness.Roast chestnuts.
    Goacher's: Silver Star (greenhop version).As pale as something from Yorkshire.A lot of hops, a lot of aroma, and that lovely Goacher's earthiness.
    Goacher's-Real MILD ale.One of my desert island beers, a proper sustaining dark MILD. I should really have drank this before the Silver Star.
    My BOTW-Goacher's Silver Star.
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    Pretty decent week for choice, this week. Sampled the following:

    Fernandes - Octohop.
    Idle - Black Abbott.
    Green Jack - Golden Best.
    Atomic - First Lightning.
    Revolutions - Severin Dark.
    Acorn - Yorkshire Pride.
    Great Heck - Golden Mane.
    Leeds - Gathering Storm.
    Brown Cow - Captain Oates.
    Abbeydale - Fargate S.1.
    Nottingham - Centurion ND.
    Abbeydale - Moonshine.
    Rudgate - Viking.
    Bob's - Autumn Glory.
    Ossett - Three Ridings.
    Fullers - Red Fox.
    Moorhouses - Blonde Witch.
    Ossett - Yorkshire Blonde.

    Really enjoyed the Octohop and the Gathering Storm. Unfortunately, the Captain Oates was a little below par, otherwise it would have been in the running. However, the Yorkshire Pride blew my socks off once again. I'd not heard of it until Wittenden mentioned it, but it's now a definite favourite. Bags of flavour for a 3.7% beer, from the Cascade and Northdown hops.
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    Bowland - Hen Harrier

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