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    Technically Disappointment Of Last week, but having to pay £4.70 for a pint of drinkable but not mind blowing , Dark Star Hophead in a pub in Esher , It is of course a Fullers Pub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Komakino View Post
    Euston's (sorry, I'm not going to argue over "areas") Somers Town Coffee House. I had high hopes, especially after seeing Tris' recent review, but my weeknight visit saw 9 of the 12 handpumps with reversed clips (the 12th was Rosie's Pig Cider). The sole bitters being Courage and Directors - the latter of which ran out as I was waiting to be served. I cut my losses and had a bottle of Anchor Steam. *sad face*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Technically Disappointment Of Last week, but having to pay £4.70 for a pint of drinkable but not mind blowing , Dark Star Hophead in a pub in Esher , It is of course a Fullers Pub.
    I think that currently all Fuller's pubs sporadically have Hophead as a guest which saves me from London Shame (which on the last two samplings gave me a stomach ache) or their other bland low ABV brews.
    My personal disappointment of the week was ordering a pint of Ilkley Brewing's Mary Jane a couple of nights ago. It tasted like a mouthful of autumnal leaves, partially burnt in a garden bonfire - not sure if it's meant to taste like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    My personal disappointment of the week was ordering a pint of Ilkley Brewing's Mary Jane a couple of nights ago. It tasted like a mouthful of autumnal leaves, partially burnt in a garden bonfire - not sure if it's meant to taste like this?
    I don't think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Technically Disappointment Of Last week, but having to pay £4.70 for a pint of drinkable but not mind blowing , Dark Star Hophead in a pub in Esher , It is of course a Fullers Pub.
    According to the JDW tasting notes Hophead is a single hop ale which is Cascade. I wonder if it's always been that way. I don't know enough about all the hops nor have I drunk it enough to form any definite opinion. Jaipur has six but Citra isn't included and it's been dropped by JDW as a permanent national guest. I feel this is a shame but I haven'r seen it in a JDW since I completed the tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    According to the JDW tasting notes Hophead is a single hop ale which is Cascade. I wonder if it's always been that way. I don't know enough about all the hops nor have I drunk it enough to form any definite opinion. Jaipur has six but Citra isn't included and it's been dropped by JDW as a permanent national guest. I feel this is a shame but I haven'r seen it in a JDW since I completed the tour.
    According to Dark StarAmarillo hops are also involved, I am convinced the recipe has changed since the early days, the beer lost its "edge" a number of years ago, (pre - Fullers) In my view.
    Jaipur is still a cracking pint despite some others insisting Thornbridge are on the slide, I don't agree but then I don't get to drink their beers as regularly as I would like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    I think that currently all Fuller's pubs sporadically have Hophead as a guest which saves me from London Shame (which on the last two samplings gave me a stomach ache) or their other bland low ABV brews.
    My personal disappointment of the week was ordering a pint of Ilkley Brewing's Mary Jane a couple of nights ago. It tasted like a mouthful of autumnal leaves, partially burnt in a garden bonfire - not sure if it's meant to taste like this?
    One of their flagship beers but has never impressed me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    According to Dark StarAmarillo hops are also involved, I am convinced the recipe has changed since the early days, the beer lost its "edge" a number of years ago, (pre - Fullers) In my view.
    Jaipur is still a cracking pint despite some others insisting Thornbridge are on the slide, I don't agree but then I don't get to drink their beers as regularly as I would like.
    You are both right Cascade and Amerillo
    Thornbridge are one of my fav brewers and have drank at least 6 new beers from them in the last year that I though were superb.Nicolson pubs seem to have them on regularly.

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