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Thread: Beer of the Week (w/e 25th September 2016)

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 25th September 2016)

    Thuck Phat: Poppyland East Beach IPA
    Mobyduck: Darkstar Greenhopped IPA
    Wittenden: Kent Brewers Reserve
    Aqualung: Kent Green Giant
    oldboots: Salopian Shropshire Gold
    Real Ale Ray: Southport Carousel
    aleandhearty: Bristol Beer Factory Bitter Kiwi
    Bucking Fastard: Tring Pale+Four
    ROBCamra: Hopjacker Illywhacker
    Last edited by ROBCamra; 05-10-2016 at 12:02.
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    BOTW Poppyland East Beach IPA (bottle). Tremendous.

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    Down but not out Mobyduck's Avatar
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    Darkstar Hophead
    Darkstar Hylder Blonde
    Darkstar Greenhopped IPA*
    Red Cat Tomcat*
    Youngs Bitter
    Youngs London Gold
    Oakham GFB*
    Adnams Ghostship*(pretty sure it was actually Mosaic wrongly badged,wasn't complaining)
    Ilkley Pale*
    Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale
    London Beer Company Chelsea Blonde*
    Brewdog Punk IPA

    BOTW is easily Darkstar Greenhopped IPA Sipped carefully in the Craft Beer Co Clapham.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."

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    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
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    By default: Kent Brewery-Brewers Reserve.5%abv.For some reason I'd thought this was a dark 'un.Barley straw.Trees 'n' meadows.Modern and approachable.Grand.My BOTW,taken at the ever reliable Black Dog. Unfortunately,I doubt if I'll be able to return there much before next Spring.
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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    A return from Wales via the Great Western and a couple of forays into deepest Kent gave this :-

    Holden's Black Country Mild 3.7%
    Holden's Black Country Bitter 3.8%*
    Purple Moose Ysgawen 4.0%
    Grafton Priors Well Pale 4.0%
    Andwell King John 4.2%
    G2 Otava IPA 4.4%
    Caledonian Thunder Trail 4.5%
    Electric Bear NZ Pale 4.5%*
    Redemption Hopspur 4.5%*
    Hop Fuzz Tomahawk 4.8%
    ELB Jamboree 4.8%
    G2 Crux 4.8%
    Hop Fuzz Bullion Bomb 5.0%
    Holden's Special 5.1%*
    Kent Green Giant 6.0%*
    Greene King Abbot Reserve 6.5%

    It has to be the green hopped beer from Kent Brewery that wins it although the Electric Bear NZ Pale in the Great Western was superb. Kent brewery is definitely my favourite brewer in that county and I suspect their Green Giant is a stronger green hopped version of their Special Reserve. I doubt that it as aggressively hopped as the Dark Star one but I loved it.
    It was £4.00 at the Firkin Alehouse in Folkestone but their other beers were more reasonable at three quid.

    BOTW Kent Green Giant

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    Acorn Old Moor Porter
    Backyard Brewhouse Navvy
    Beartown Peach Melbear
    Becks Vier
    Corvedale Golden Dale
    Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest
    Hofbrau Oktoberfest
    Ilkley Summer
    Kingfisher lager
    Kronenberg 1666 Lager
    Lowenbrau Oktoberfest
    Maisels Weisse
    Manchester Brewing Factory Pale
    Marble Pint
    Marstons Pedigree
    North Riding Cherry Porter
    Paulaner Oktoberfest
    Roosters Rock, Roots, Regae
    Rudgate Ruby Mild
    Rudgate Odin's Reserve
    Salopian Dead Drop
    Salopian Shropshire Gold
    Slaters Premium
    Small World Thunderbridge Stout
    Spaten Oktoberfest
    St Austell Tribute
    Stella Artois Lager
    Taylors Boltmaker
    Thornbridge Jaywick
    Three Bs Tacklers Tipple
    Triple f Stairway
    Vocation Life & Death
    Wishbone Gumption
    Worsthorne Brewing Blackthorne Stout
    Worsthorne Brewing Colliers Clog

    A bumper beer week but apart from the Hacker-Pschorr and Paulaner Oktoberfest bottles, nothing much apart from Acorn Old Moor and my BOTW Salopian Shropshire Gold did it for me.

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    Not much choice this week - Southport - Carousel
    'I only drink on two occasions, when I'm thirsty and when I'm not'
    Brendan Behan

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    Hurray! Beer this week. After an almost completely dry month, due to recurring dental problems and several course of antibiotics, I can't tell you how good that first pint tasted on Thursday. Even the shock of paying £4.10 a pint, in Whitelocks, Leeds did little to dent my happiness.

    Bristol Beer Factory - Bitter Kiwi.*
    Saltaire - Kala Black IPA.
    Long Man - APA.
    Adnams - Mosaic.*
    Leeds - Pale.
    Bingley - Session IPA.*
    Ilkley - Mary Jane.
    Hogshead - Hoppy Valley.
    Three Bs - Tackler's Tipple.
    Manchester Brew Co - Factory Pale Ale.
    Brewsmith - Anvil Ale.*
    Bridestones - Chocolate Stout.
    Triple fff - Stairway.
    Salopian - Dead Drop.*
    Three Castles - Tanked Up.
    Beer Ink - Mehndi Brown Ale.*
    Brewsmith - Oatmeal Stout.
    Vocation - Life & Death.
    Vocation - Pride & Joy.
    Empire - Strikes Back.
    Arcadia - Thunder Trail.
    Foxfield - Fleur de Lys.
    North Riding - Cherry Porter.
    Tigertops - Jarrilo IPA.
    Whippet - Little Curre.

    Very close between the Bitter Kiwi and the Session IPA, but for that 'come to Daddy' moment, I'll give it to the former.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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    A quiet week.

    Buntingford -- Brittania
    Tring -- Pale +Four *
    Haresfoot -- Conquerors

    A clear winner of BOTW was Tring Pale+Four taken during a decent session in The Brewery Tap,Ware.Described by the brewer as a West Coast US IPA ,with simcoe,citra,amarillo and galaxy hops it tasted great ,a very good APA as far as I was concerned.

    Next week ,a session in a Fullers house then off for a short trip to see family in NY.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
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    Another great beer from Hopjacker brewery.

    I'm pretty sure I've nominated one of theirs before.

    This time it's Illywhacker. A 4.7% slug of hoppiness that drinks more like a 4%er . Dangerous!

    Tried several times in The Baum.
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