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    Default Beer of the Week (w/e 27th May 2018)

    oldboots: Hopjacker The Grifter
    Mobyduck: Oakham Scarlet Macaw
    Bucking Fastard: Mighty Oak Jake the Snake
    Aqualung: Thornbridge Double Dry Hopped Jaipur
    rpadam: Harvey's Sussex Best
    Thuck Phat: Magic Rock Human Cannonball
    Wittenden: Burning Sky Plateau
    ROBCamra: Mobberley Brewhouse Taking The Pith
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    Runners & Riders this week

    Theakstons - Best Bitter
    Springhead - Outlawed
    Full Mash - Mangelbrot
    Blue Monkey - 99 Red Baboons
    Hopjacket - The Grifter
    Blackfriars - Porter
    Marstons - Draught Bass
    Welbeck Abbey - Hartley
    Elgood - Golden Newt
    Springhead - Red Special

    Not a lot of anything special and two of them are contenders for BABOTW.
    Head and shoulders above the rest was Hopjacket - The Grifter sampled in Newark's excellent micropub Just Beer .

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    Steady week,
    Castle Rock Harvest Pale
    Hop Back GFB
    Upham Fields Of Gold
    Triple fff Citra Sonic
    Oakham Scarlet Macaw
    Oakham Mandarina Bavaria
    Farrs Chief Jester
    Adnams Ghost Ship
    Adnams Cucumelon
    Wimbledon Copper Leaf
    Sambrooks Pale Ale

    Easy winner is Oakham Scarlet Macaw in good nick at a local pub beer festival here, although the Adnams Cucumelon on keg is an interesting and pleasant drink.
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    A modest week in the Essex/Herts border country.

    Mc Mullens -- Rivertown Brewing Citra Chaos
    Mc Mullens -- Country Bitter
    Mighty Oak -- Jake the Snake *
    Greene King -- Ale Fresco
    Hadham -- 18ct Golden Ale


    BOTW goes to Mighty Oak Jake the Snake,refreshing and quaffable in The Black Horse while watching the Champions League Final.As a goalkeeper at school I had some empathy with the suffering.

    Next week another crack at Banbury ,then a Friday in hipsterville.
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    Not a bad week :-


    Tring Side Pocket For A Toad 3.6%
    ELB Rascal 3.8%
    Tring Enigma 3.8%
    Stamps Ahtanum 3.9%
    Blue Monkey BG Sips 4.0%
    Tiny Rebel Apache 4.1%
    Fixed Wheel Caliper 4.2%
    Navigation Good Times Grapefruit 4.2%
    Brewster's Go Mango 4.2%?
    Bateman's Salem Citrus Riot 4.3%
    Banks's JDW Maui 4.5%
    North Riding Rum & Raisin Mild 4.5%
    North Riding Nelson Sauvin 4.5%
    Blue Monkey Infinity 4.6%
    Signature Brew White Keys 2018 4.7%
    ELB Jamboree 4.8%
    Sambrook's Powerhouse Porter 4.9%
    Blue Monkey Guerilla 4.9%
    Howling Hops Ruby Red 5.0%
    Mad Squirrel London Porter 5.0%
    Everard's Old Original 5.2%
    Springhead Roaring Meg 5.5%
    Thornbridge Double Dry Hopped Jaipur 5.9%


    The winner is the Thornbridge Double Dry Hopped Jaipur although I'm not sure how different it is to the normal version.


    BOTW Thornbridge Double Dry Hopped Jaipur

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    It's just as well that I like Harvey's (i.e. Sussex Best, a lot) as that has pretty well been the diet this week on my perambulations in Kent and East Sussex...

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    Very quiet week with few pub visits and little variety.

    BOTW Magic Rock Human Cannonball (can). The first time that I've tried Magic Rock's annual special editions. This is described as a West Coast IPA with "copious quantities" of citra and columbus hops. At 9.2% it certainly packs an enormous flavour punch with plenty going on including grapefruit and ginger as well as various spices which I couldn't identify. Overwhelming to begin with but quickly becomes dangerously drinkable. I'd like to try it on cask!
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    Kent.
    Burning Sky-Plateau- 3.8%abv: Multi dimensional.Yum.
    Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds')-No 3- 5%abv:Surprisingly, this was the first time I've drunk this from cask : pale 'n' spicy,chewy malt. On such a hot day, a bit heavy!
    Romney Marsh-Marsh Mellow-3.6%abv:Rich gold,grassy,herbal hops.Summery.

    All three beers in great nick,though the Plateau is my BOTW. Almost half way through the year, and no 5 star beers encountered. I usually meet 3 or 4 in the year.
    "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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    Mobberley Brewhouse Taking The Pith. A 4.6% golden beer infused with pink grapefruit.

    Very refreshing on a warm day in Liverpool, although I can see why some wouldn't like it.

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