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PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The EagleEastbourne, East Sussex17 Jan 2018
The SultanSouth Wimbledon, Greater London04 Dec 2017
The Kingston ArmsCambridge, Cambridgeshire07 Oct 2017
The Door HingeWelling, Greater London09 Sep 2017
Blacksmiths ArmsWillesborough, Kent11 Aug 2017
The Alehouse (previously Hobgoblin)Reading, Berkshire21 Jun 2017
The Windmill TavernGravesend, Kent15 Jun 2017
Queens HeadKingsnorth, Kent11 Apr 2017
FalconHuntingdon, Cambridgeshire13 Jan 2017
Black BoyWinchester, Hampshire07 Jan 2017
The Ship InnSandgate, Kent07 Dec 2016
The Brewers ArmsLewes, East Sussex31 Oct 2016
Prince AlbertNotting Hill, Central London17 Aug 2016
The PheasantSalisbury, Wiltshire28 Jul 2016
The Star InnRingwood, Hampshire06 Jul 2016
Ye Olde Rose & CrownWalthamstow, Greater London30 Jun 2016
The Black RobinKingston, Kent25 Jun 2016
Kings ArmsNorwich, Norfolk11 Jun 2016
Princess of WalesBlackheath, Greater London09 Jun 2016
Haunch of VenisonSalisbury, Wiltshire21 May 2016
The MarinerFolkestone, Kent09 Feb 2016
The Prince of WalesStow Maries, Essex05 Feb 2016
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2016Dover, Kent05 Feb 2016
The Blue PostsSoho, Central London14 Jan 2016
The Wyndham ArmsSalisbury, Wiltshire12 Dec 2015
Royal StandardWooburn Common, Buckinghamshire21 Nov 2015
AngelSwanton Morley, Norfolk24 Oct 2015
The CoronationBristol, Avon17 Oct 2015
Two PigsCorsham, Wiltshire16 Oct 2015
The Fat CatNorwich, Norfolk14 Oct 2015
The Station InnWhitby, North Yorkshire15 Sep 2015
Rose TavernNorwich, Norfolk09 Sep 2015
Grove InnLeeds, West Yorkshire22 Aug 2015
The LionBasford, Nottinghamshire21 Aug 2015
The White SwanCovent Garden, Central London20 Aug 2015
The Market HotelAlton, Hampshire18 Aug 2015
The Phoenix TavernFaversham, Kent15 Aug 2015
The Carpenters ArmsWindsor, Berkshire09 Aug 2015
The RailwayBlackheath, Greater London29 Jul 2015
Mash Tun (formerly Hog in Armour)Norwich, Norfolk22 Jul 2015
The ClachanSoho, Central London19 Jul 2015
The Argyll ArmsSoho, Central London19 Jul 2015
The PorcupineLeicester Square, Central London17 Jul 2015
The MarquisCharing Cross, Central London03 Jul 2015
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent27 Jun 2015
Old Road TavernChippenham, Wiltshire24 Jun 2015
White LionBaldock, Hertfordshire23 Jun 2015
The Glue PotSwindon, Wiltshire22 Jun 2015
The New InnCanterbury, Kent19 Jun 2015
Dolphin HotelWeymouth, Dorset25 May 2015
The Hyde TavernWinchester, Hampshire16 May 2015
Waterloo ArmsSouthampton, Hampshire16 May 2015
Pearson's ArmsWhitstable, Kent11 May 2015
Black BullGodmanchester, Cambridgeshire02 May 2015
The Robin HoodIcklesham, East Sussex19 Apr 2015
The LobsterSheringham, Norfolk04 Apr 2015
The LanesDover, Kent05 Mar 2015
The Buckingham ArmsShoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex14 Feb 2015
King William the FourthLeyton, Greater London26 Dec 2014
Ox & PloughOld Buckenham, Norfolk14 Sep 2014
The FalconBattersea, Greater London09 Sep 2014
The Goose (formerly The Sovereign)Ramsgate, Kent04 Sep 2014
The Star InnBath, Somerset01 Sep 2014
The BellBath, Somerset01 Sep 2014
Crown HotelLiverpool, Merseyside29 Aug 2014
Railway TavernFramingham Earl, Norfolk24 Aug 2014
Hooden on the HillWillesborough, Kent22 Aug 2014
Woolpack HotelTenterden, Kent08 Aug 2014
The Tiger InnBridport, Dorset30 Jul 2014
The MagpieCity, Central London17 Jul 2014
Duck InnLaverstock, Wiltshire11 Jul 2014
The RoseNorwich, Norfolk24 Jun 2014
The Snooty FoxCanonbury, Greater London11 Jun 2014
Dog and DuckSoho, Central London05 Jun 2014
Waters Green TavernMacclesfield, Cheshire14 Apr 2014
DeaconsSalisbury, Wiltshire13 Jan 2014
Blue BellBelmesthorpe, Lincolnshire19 Nov 2013
The Sun InnStafford, Staffordshire18 Sep 2013
The ShipCity, Central London02 Sep 2013
Kings ArmsArundel, West Sussex28 Aug 2013
The White LionSawley, Derbyshire24 Aug 2013
Ales Of The UnexpectedWestbrook, Kent24 Aug 2013
The SealSelsey, West Sussex24 Aug 2013
The Rising SunTwitton, Kent17 Aug 2013
Halfway HouseChallock, Kent14 Aug 2013
The Black FriarBlackfriars, Central London10 Aug 2013
Six BellsWoodchurch, Kent09 Aug 2013
The Red HerringGreat Yarmouth, Norfolk27 Jul 2013
The CricketersAddiscombe, Greater London07 Jul 2013
The StateGlasgow, Glasgow, City of04 Jul 2013
Barbers ArmsWye, Kent18 Jun 2013
Nags HeadReading, Berkshire08 Jun 2013
Somerset ArmsGravesend, Kent06 Jun 2013
Duke of WellingtonNorwich, Norfolk30 May 2013
Earl of NormantonIdmiston, Wiltshire30 Mar 2013
The Dove Street InnIpswich, Suffolk14 Jan 2013
The Green ManStamford, Lincolnshire11 Dec 2012
The Dolphin HotelPlymouth, Devon06 Dec 2012
The BellWalthamstow, Greater London22 Nov 2012
The Royal OakFritham, Hampshire11 Nov 2012
The Cuckoo InnSalisbury, Wiltshire25 Oct 2012
Bottle ShopCanterbury, Kent04 Oct 2012
The Piccadilly Manchester, Greater Manchester11 Sep 2012
White RabbitMaidstone, Kent31 Aug 2012
The Old MillAshford, Kent30 Aug 2012
The AnchorWalberswick, Suffolk18 Aug 2012
Philharmonic Dining RoomsLiverpool, Merseyside18 Aug 2012
Catford Bridge TavernCatford, Greater London16 Aug 2012
The Barrow House (formerly The George)Egerton, Kent01 Aug 2012
The Sussex ArmsTunbridge Wells, Kent31 Jul 2012
The WindmillHollingbourne, Kent27 Jul 2012
DrakesMaidstone, Kent20 Jul 2012
The Dirty HabitHollingbourne, Kent18 Jul 2012
Duke of WellingtonWareham, Dorset23 Jun 2012
The Oak on the GreenBearsted, Kent14 Jun 2012
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent04 Jun 2012
Bull's HeadPratt's Bottom, Kent02 Jun 2012
The Fat CatIpswich, Suffolk20 May 2012
Salisbury Rugby Football ClubSalisbury, Wiltshire19 May 2012
1st Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2012Tonbridge, Kent21 Apr 2012
Nevill BullBirling, Kent06 Apr 2012
The Barley MowShepperton, Surrey13 Mar 2012
The Last InnOswestry, Shropshire04 Mar 2012
Prince of WalesFarnborough, Hampshire25 Feb 2012
The Druids ArmsMaidstone, Kent25 Dec 2011
The Swan InnWittersham, Kent20 Aug 2011
King Street TavernSouthsea, Hampshire06 Aug 2011
The ChequersSevenoaks, Kent30 Jul 2011
The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse)Great Chart, Kent17 Jul 2011
Ramsgate Royal Harbour Brewhouse and BakeryRamsgate, Kent04 Jul 2011
The Old OakSittingbourne, Kent16 Jun 2011
The Lobster PotWest Malling, Kent15 May 2011
The Malt ShovelHorsham, West Sussex30 Apr 2011
The Victoria (formerly Tap and Spile)North Shields, Tyne and Wear24 Apr 2011
King & QueenEast Malling, Kent25 Nov 2010
The Marine HotelStonehaven, Aberdeenshire28 Jul 2010
Bowl InnCharing, Kent18 Jul 2010
The GreyhoundWadhurst, East Sussex18 Jul 2010
The PhoenixCanterbury, Kent30 Apr 2010
The Tickled TroutWye, Kent21 Apr 2010
The Bree LouiseEuston, Central London27 Mar 2010
TilleysNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear19 Oct 2009
Rising SunBradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire03 Oct 2009
The DuckPett Bottom, Kent29 Aug 2009
The RoebuckHampton Hill, Greater London01 Jun 2009
The Tiger InnStowting, Kent29 May 2009
The Rose InnWickhambreaux, Kent25 May 2009
Blean Tavern (formerly Hare & Hounds)Blean, Kent23 May 2009
The Swan in the RushesLoughborough, Leicestershire19 May 2009
The Fox Goes FreeCharlton, West Sussex17 May 2009
The Stratford HavenWest Bridgford, Nottinghamshire14 Apr 2009
West Riding Licensed Refreshment RoomsDewsbury, West Yorkshire08 Apr 2009
Horse & GroomSt Leonards on Sea, East Sussex14 Nov 2008
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent05 Sep 2008
Montefiore ArmsRamsgate, Kent17 Aug 2008
The Blue PigeonsWorth, Kent16 Aug 2008
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent19 Apr 2008
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London08 Apr 2008
The Doric ArchEuston, Central London26 Jan 2008
WhaleboneNorwich, Norfolk27 Jul 2007
The Fat Cat Brewery TapNorwich, Norfolk27 Jul 2007
The GoatSt Albans, Hertfordshire07 Jul 2007
The White LionSt Albans, Hertfordshire07 Jul 2007
Half Moon & Seven StarsPreston, Kent30 Jun 2007
The BootSt Albans, Hertfordshire30 Sep 2006
Victoria & AlbertNetherhampton, Wiltshire12 Aug 2006
Red LionSnargate, Kent31 Jul 2006
Behind the WallFalkirk, Falkirk29 Jun 2006
The Yew Tree InnBarfrestone, Kent08 Oct 2005
Ship InnDeal, Kent05 Jun 2005
Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2005Woodchurch, Kent03 Jun 2005
The Royal OakBrookland, Kent30 May 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Eagle, Eastbourne, East Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
JasonNot Tried17 Jan 2018

The Sultan, South Wimbledon, Greater London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisENot Tried04 Dec 2017
Stephen HarrisAcceptable22 Jun 2017 Not at its best, we thought it might be a little ‘green’.
ChrisENot Tried17 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Mar 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Dec 2016
JasonNot Tried22 Sep 2015
HSBNot Tried03 Jun 2015
HSBNot Tried02 Apr 2015

The Kingston Arms, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

WhoScoreWhenNotes
JasonNot Tried07 Oct 2017
HSBNot Tried18 Feb 2016
Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Sep 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Dec 2014
IanExcellent19 Jan 2007 I so want to give this a higher score. One of my all time favourites. Bit of yeast and citrus fruits on aroma. Full in mouth with that slight sweetness from the alcohol and then a smooth malt/hop swallow, with a great lingering herby hop finish with more melon type hops and a certain dryness. Yes, very good beer.

The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London

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Philip PirripExcellent09 Sep 2017 The Guv here works magic on this beer, that is rare elsewhere
Philip PirripExcellent01 Jul 2017 4½* In stunning condition, head, flavour just all right
Philip PirripExcellent10 Jan 2015
Philip PirripExcellent12 Dec 2014 Never as good anywhere else as it is here
Philip PirripExceptional21 Jun 2014 I have not had Lightning like this for years so much so that I had recently avoided it

Blacksmiths Arms, Willesborough, Kent

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ChrisENot Tried11 Aug 2017
JasonNot Tried31 May 2017
ChrisENot Tried13 Feb 2017

The Alehouse (previously Hobgoblin), Reading, Berkshire

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Jun 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Jun 2015

The Windmill Tavern, Gravesend, Kent

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Philip PirripNot Tried15 Jun 2017

Queens Head, Kingsnorth, Kent

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ChrisEGood11 Apr 2017
ChrisENot Tried14 Mar 2017
ChrisEGood04 Feb 2017 Gravity dispense from the cellar.
ChrisEExcellent17 Aug 2015 Served direct from the cellar by gravity dispense.
JasonGood28 May 2010

Falcon, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

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Philip PirripNot Tried13 Jan 2017

Black Boy, Winchester, Hampshire

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ChrisENot Tried07 Jan 2017
ChrisENot Tried14 Dec 2016
ChrisENot Tried08 Apr 2014
StuNot Tried05 Jun 2010
AndrewNot Tried30 Sep 2005

The Ship Inn, Sandgate, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisENot Tried07 Dec 2016
ChrisENot Tried07 Nov 2016
Stephen HarrisNot Tried16 Oct 2016
ChrisENot Tried09 Jul 2016
ChrisENot Tried09 May 2016
ChrisENot Tried03 Feb 2016
ChrisENot Tried19 Jan 2016
ChrisENot Tried28 Aug 2015
ChrisENot Tried20 Nov 2014
ChrisENot Tried04 Oct 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Jan 2012
AndrewNot Tried04 Feb 2006 Charlie and Martin's pint looked a bit cloudy to me but they said it wasn't too bad a pint
IanNot Tried13 Jul 2005
IanGood12 Feb 2005 Had a certain creamy bitterness to it. First pint from the barrel
MartinGood22 May 2004 Not bad, but it's been better here. Nearing the end of the barrel methinks.

The Brewers Arms, Lewes, East Sussex

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Philip PirripNot Tried31 Oct 2016
EddieNot Tried02 Nov 2012

Prince Albert, Notting Hill, Central London

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Stephen HarrisGood17 Aug 2016 Not the freshest pint of this I have ever drunk, but still discernible as a very decent, hoppy, golden beer.

The Pheasant, Salisbury, Wiltshire

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AndrewGood28 Jul 2016 A pint of, "That there".

The Star Inn, Ringwood, Hampshire

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Archie14Excellent06 Jul 2016 Probably one of the first light blonde ales and still on of the best
EddieExceptional24 Oct 2012 Stunning example of this light golden premium ale :)

Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Walthamstow, Greater London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
JasonNot Tried30 Jun 2016

The Black Robin, Kingston, Kent

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Jack WilliamGood25 Jun 2016
MickNot Tried24 Oct 2015
MickExcellent19 Jul 2015 Nice pale hoppy ale.
MickGood12 Jul 2015 Good pale, refreshing bitter.
Jack WilliamGood11 Jul 2015 An old standard kept well
MickGood25 Jun 2015 pale, hoppy and refreshing.
MickExcellent09 Jun 2015 Fresh and crisp.
MickNot Tried21 Sep 2014
MickExcellent15 Aug 2014 Very nice pint of this pale hoppy beer.

Kings Arms, Norwich, Norfolk

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AndrewNot Tried11 Jun 2016
HSBNot Tried25 May 2013

Princess of Wales, Blackheath, Greater London

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Philip PirripNot Tried09 Jun 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Jun 2013

Haunch of Venison, Salisbury, Wiltshire

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ChrisENot Tried21 May 2016
ChrisENot Tried12 Dec 2015
HSBNot Tried13 Jun 2013
Martin the MildmanNot Tried17 Feb 2011
ChrisEExcellent01 May 2010

The Mariner, Folkestone, Kent

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ChrisENot Tried09 Feb 2016

The Prince of Wales, Stow Maries, Essex

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ChrisENot Tried05 Feb 2016

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2016, Dover, Kent

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Philip PirripNot Tried05 Feb 2016

The Blue Posts, Soho, Central London

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HSBGood14 Jan 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried25 May 2014

The Wyndham Arms, Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Dec 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jul 2014

Royal Standard, Wooburn Common, Buckinghamshire

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ChrisENot Tried21 Nov 2015
ChrisENot Tried02 Jul 2010

Angel, Swanton Morley, Norfolk

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HSBNot Tried24 Oct 2015
HSBExcellent17 May 2015 Not a beer I normally drink but I thought I'd give it a go. New cask and very lively but very tasty.

The Coronation, Bristol, Avon

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AndrewNot Tried17 Oct 2015
AndrewNot Tried14 Apr 2007
AndrewNot Tried06 May 2006

Two Pigs, Corsham, Wiltshire

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried16 Oct 2015

The Fat Cat, Norwich, Norfolk

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HSBNot Tried14 Oct 2015
HSBNot Tried11 Jul 2013
AndrewNot Tried26 Jul 2007

The Station Inn, Whitby, North Yorkshire

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HSBNot Tried15 Sep 2015

Rose Tavern, Norwich, Norfolk

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HSBNot Tried09 Sep 2015

Grove Inn, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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HSBNot Tried22 Aug 2015

The Lion, Basford, Nottinghamshire

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JasonNot Tried21 Aug 2015

The White Swan, Covent Garden, Central London

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Philip PirripNot Tried20 Aug 2015

The Market Hotel, Alton, Hampshire

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Philip PirripNot Tried18 Aug 2015

The Phoenix Tavern, Faversham, Kent

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Philip PirripNot Tried15 Aug 2015 Several guests sent this back for being hazy and out of condition
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Jan 2015

The Carpenters Arms, Windsor, Berkshire

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JasonAcceptable09 Aug 2015 Not cold enough for my preference with this beer.

The Railway, Blackheath, Greater London

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Philip PirripAcceptable29 Jul 2015 Lively on pour. Reckon this was very fresh as it left a long lingering sweet after-taste
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Jun 2015

Mash Tun (formerly Hog in Armour), Norwich, Norfolk

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HSBNot Tried22 Jul 2015

The Clachan, Soho, Central London

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Philip PirripNot Tried19 Jul 2015

The Argyll Arms, Soho, Central London

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Philip PirripNot Tried19 Jul 2015

The Porcupine, Leicester Square, Central London

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Philip PirripNot Tried17 Jul 2015

The Marquis, Charing Cross, Central London

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Philip PirripNot Tried03 Jul 2015

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

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TobesNot Tried27 Jun 2015
DosserNot Tried15 Feb 2015
DosserNot Tried14 Feb 2015
TobesNot Tried14 Feb 2015
PedroNot Tried12 Oct 2012
DosserExcellent10 Oct 2012
PedroNot Tried13 Apr 2012
HSBNot Tried11 Apr 2012
PedroNot Tried17 Dec 2011
AlenomoreExceptional16 Dec 2011 Another stunningly good beer.
PedroExcellent16 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried09 Oct 2011
DosserNot Tried08 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried07 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried17 Jul 2011
PedroNot Tried15 Jul 2011
AlenomoreExceptional15 Jul 2011 Another top 5* ale.
PedroExcellent01 Jul 2011
DosserExcellent08 Jul 2010 ran out
PedroExcellent03 Jul 2010
PedroNot Tried22 Jan 2010
PedroNot Tried21 Jan 2010
PedroNot Tried19 Jan 2010
AngieExcellent17 Jan 2010
PedroExcellent16 Jan 2010
PedroExcellent29 Aug 2009
DosserExceptional28 Aug 2009
PedroExcellent28 Aug 2009
PedroExcellent26 Aug 2009
DosserGood16 May 2009
PedroNot Tried16 May 2009 Ran out before I could order one !
PedroNot Tried15 May 2009

Old Road Tavern, Chippenham, Wiltshire

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Jun 2015

White Lion, Baldock, Hertfordshire

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HSBNot Tried23 Jun 2015

The Glue Pot, Swindon, Wiltshire

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Jun 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Jul 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 Nov 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Nov 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Sep 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Jun 2012

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
MickNot Tried19 Jun 2015
MickNot Tried23 May 2015
AndrewNot Tried22 May 2015
MickNot Tried25 May 2014
AndrewNot Tried02 Jun 2012

Dolphin Hotel, Weymouth, Dorset

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Stephen HarrisAcceptable25 May 2015 Classic beer somehow rendered near tasteless.

The Hyde Tavern, Winchester, Hampshire

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AndrewNot Tried16 May 2015

Waterloo Arms, Southampton, Hampshire

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AndrewNot Tried16 May 2015

Pearson's Arms, Whitstable, Kent

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Jack WilliamAcceptable11 May 2015 I used to really like this beer - but this was cloyingly sweet.
AlenomoreExceptional30 Jul 2012 In 5* condition today.

Black Bull, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire

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Stephen HarrisAcceptable02 May 2015 Somewhat insipid. Lacked the flavours I usually associate with this beer.

The Robin Hood, Icklesham, East Sussex

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried19 Apr 2015

The Lobster, Sheringham, Norfolk

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StuNot Tried04 Apr 2015
StuNot Tried19 Apr 2014

The Lanes, Dover, Kent

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Jack WilliamNot Tried05 Mar 2015
IanGood07 Feb 2015 Used to be my favourite beer. This was a really good iteration.

The Buckingham Arms, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Feb 2015

King William the Fourth, Leyton, Greater London

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Philip PirripNot Tried26 Dec 2014
ChrisENot Tried26 Dec 2014

Ox & Plough, Old Buckenham, Norfolk

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HSBNot Tried14 Sep 2014

The Falcon, Battersea, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried09 Sep 2014

The Goose (formerly The Sovereign), Ramsgate, Kent

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DosserGood04 Sep 2014

The Star Inn, Bath, Somerset

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Archie14Not Tried01 Sep 2014

The Bell, Bath, Somerset

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Archie14Not Tried01 Sep 2014
TonyNot Tried14 Apr 2007
AndrewNot Tried14 Apr 2007

Crown Hotel, Liverpool, Merseyside

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HSBGood29 Aug 2014

Railway Tavern, Framingham Earl, Norfolk

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HSBNot Tried24 Aug 2014

Hooden on the Hill, Willesborough, Kent

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ChrisENot Tried22 Aug 2014
TrevorNot Tried14 Dec 2012
TrevorNot Tried07 Nov 2012
TrevorNot Tried16 Sep 2012
TrevorNot Tried17 Aug 2012
TrevorNot Tried19 Jul 2012
TrevorNot Tried17 Jun 2012
TrevorNot Tried14 May 2012
AndrewNot Tried05 May 2012 On at bar
TrevorNot Tried03 May 2012
TrevorNot Tried03 Apr 2012
TrevorNot Tried15 Mar 2012
TrevorNot Tried01 Mar 2012
TrevorNot Tried21 Sep 2011
TrevorNot Tried09 Aug 2011
TrevorNot Tried26 Jul 2011
TrevorNot Tried14 Jul 2011
TrevorNot Tried29 Jun 2011 Not available
TrevorNot Tried15 Jun 2011
TrevorNot Tried04 May 2011 Label turned round
TrevorNot Tried28 Apr 2011
TrevorNot Tried14 Apr 2011
TrevorNot Tried24 Mar 2011
TrevorNot Tried25 Feb 2011
TrevorNot Tried11 Feb 2011
TrevorNot Tried09 Feb 2011
TrevorExcellent25 Jan 2011 Clear, very drinkable ale, holding flavours to the end.
TrevorExcellent12 Jan 2011 Strong and very drinkable.
TrevorNot Tried20 Oct 2010 Label was turned round on arrival but ale was available by the time we left.
TrevorNot Tried05 Oct 2010 The label was turned round.
AlenomoreNot Tried19 Sep 2010 On at the pub bar.
TrevorExcellent11 Aug 2010 Good condition with a strong flavour.
TrevorNot Tried28 Jul 2010 Not available
TrevorExcellent14 Jul 2010 Good clear refeshing drink.
ChrisEPoor06 Jul 2010 Lacking condition, buttery, and slightly hazy. I was unable to finish this pint.
TrevorNot Tried30 Jun 2010
TrevorNot Tried02 Jun 2010
TrevorNot Tried19 May 2010
TrevorNot Tried06 May 2010
TrevorNot Tried07 Apr 2010
ChrisEGood17 Feb 2010
TrevorNot Tried09 Feb 2010
TrevorNot Tried26 Nov 2009
TrevorNot Tried11 Nov 2009
TrevorNot Tried28 Oct 2009
TrevorNot Tried23 Sep 2009
TrevorNot Tried25 Aug 2009
TrevorNot Tried23 Jul 2009
TrevorNot Tried01 Jul 2009
TrevorGood17 Jun 2009 Refreshing and sharp flavour.
TrevorNot Tried03 Jun 2009
TrevorNot Tried21 May 2009
TrevorGood07 May 2009 Clear golden ale in good condition.
IanAcceptable06 Oct 2007 Just no condition on this at all. No carbonation in mouth. Lacks aroma. Some kick in the mouth. Bit uncultured. Some grassy hop.
IanAcceptable14 Jul 2005 Apart from the white bits floating in it, this tasted absolutely fine, almost tasting like its old self. Golden with elderflower hop and dusty aromas, citric fruit and it certainly does not drink its strength. Shame that the pub is not quite how I remember it 10 years ago

Woolpack Hotel, Tenterden, Kent

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ChrisENot Tried08 Aug 2014
WittendenNot Tried31 May 2014

The Tiger Inn, Bridport, Dorset

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AndrewNot Tried30 Jul 2014

The Magpie, City, Central London

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HSBNot Tried17 Jul 2014

Duck Inn, Laverstock, Wiltshire

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Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jul 2014
AndrewNot Tried15 Jun 2012

The Rose, Norwich, Norfolk

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HSBNot Tried24 Jun 2014
BlairExcellent02 May 2009 Not usually my cup of tea this one, but on a day like this it went down a treat. Light and summery, great stuff.

The Snooty Fox, Canonbury, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried11 Jun 2014

Dog and Duck, Soho, Central London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried05 Jun 2014

Waters Green Tavern, Macclesfield, Cheshire

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Philip PirripNot Tried14 Apr 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Mar 2014

Deacons, Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Philip PirripNot Tried13 Jan 2014
ChrisEExcellent19 May 2012
ChrisENot Tried01 May 2010
AndrewNot Tried21 Apr 2007

Blue Bell, Belmesthorpe, Lincolnshire

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HSBNot Tried19 Nov 2013

The Sun Inn, Stafford, Staffordshire

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Philip PirripNot Tried18 Sep 2013

The Ship, City, Central London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Sep 2013

Kings Arms, Arundel, West Sussex

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AndrewNot Tried28 Aug 2013

The White Lion, Sawley, Derbyshire

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StuNot Tried24 Aug 2013

Ales Of The Unexpected, Westbrook, Kent

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Philip PirripNot Tried24 Aug 2013 Ran out mid evening
beery steveNot Tried23 Aug 2013

The Seal, Selsey, West Sussex

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AndrewNot Tried24 Aug 2013

The Rising Sun, Twitton, Kent

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PedroNot Tried17 Aug 2013
PedroExcellent16 Aug 2013
PedroGood18 Aug 2012
PedroNot Tried17 Aug 2012
PedroNot Tried19 Aug 2011
PedroNot Tried20 Aug 2010

Halfway House, Challock, Kent

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TrevorGood14 Aug 2013 Refreshing crisp flavoured drink.
TrevorAcceptable02 Aug 2012
TrevorNot Tried16 Apr 2012
TrevorNot Tried02 Jul 2010
TrevorNot Tried01 Sep 2009

The Black Friar, Blackfriars, Central London

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Philip PirripNot Tried10 Aug 2013

Six Bells, Woodchurch, Kent

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PedroNot Tried09 Aug 2013
PedroExcellent19 Jun 2011
PedroExcellent04 Jun 2011
PedroNot Tried23 Apr 2011
PedroExcellent28 Dec 2010

The Red Herring, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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HSBNot Tried27 Jul 2013

The Cricketers, Addiscombe, Greater London

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ChrisENot Tried07 Jul 2013

The State, Glasgow, Glasgow, City of

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HSBNot Tried04 Jul 2013

Barbers Arms, Wye, Kent

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ChrisEAcceptable18 Jun 2013

Nags Head, Reading, Berkshire

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Philip PirripNot Tried08 Jun 2013

Somerset Arms, Gravesend, Kent

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HSBNot Tried06 Jun 2013

Duke of Wellington, Norwich, Norfolk

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HSBNot Tried30 May 2013
AndrewNot Tried27 Jul 2007

Earl of Normanton, Idmiston, Wiltshire

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thebrewingmanGood30 Mar 2013

The Dove Street Inn, Ipswich, Suffolk

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Philip PirripNot Tried14 Jan 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried20 May 2012

The Green Man, Stamford, Lincolnshire

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ChrisENot Tried11 Dec 2012

The Dolphin Hotel, Plymouth, Devon

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MickGood06 Dec 2012 OK pint of this classic beer, pale and hoppy but maybe a tad past its best.

The Bell, Walthamstow, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Nov 2012

The Royal Oak, Fritham, Hampshire

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EddieNot Tried11 Nov 2012
EddieExceptional19 Oct 2012 Just love this premium bitter and its in 5* condition here today :)
AndrewNot Tried19 Jun 2009

The Cuckoo Inn, Salisbury, Wiltshire

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EddieExcellent25 Oct 2012
MattY1Exceptional02 Nov 2011 Wow! In top condition Fresh hoppy aroma with intense bitterness, this was a very polished pint, superb:)

Bottle Shop, Canterbury, Kent

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ChrisEExcellent04 Oct 2012

The Piccadilly , Manchester, Greater Manchester

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AlenomoreNot Tried11 Sep 2012

White Rabbit, Maidstone, Kent

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AlenomoreNot Tried31 Aug 2012
PedroNot Tried28 Aug 2012 replaced

The Old Mill, Ashford, Kent

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Bob ANot Tried30 Aug 2012
ChrisENot Tried03 Jul 2012
IanNot Tried08 Jun 2012
Bob ANot Tried13 May 2012
ChrisENot Tried24 Apr 2012
Bob ANot Tried02 Apr 2012
IanNot Tried28 Mar 2012

The Anchor, Walberswick, Suffolk

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AndrewNot Tried18 Aug 2012 Beer festival beer

Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Liverpool, Merseyside

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried18 Aug 2012

Catford Bridge Tavern, Catford, Greater London

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Philip PirripNot Tried16 Aug 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Aug 2012

The Barrow House (formerly The George), Egerton, Kent

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WittendenGood01 Aug 2012 Ahh, Summer Lightning! In good order, but not the full on experience of a few years' back.

The Sussex Arms, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Martin the MildmanNot Tried31 Jul 2012

The Windmill, Hollingbourne, Kent

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PedroNot Tried27 Jul 2012
AlenomoreExcellent30 Jun 2012 Our chauffuer sampled this and thought it was spot on.

Drakes, Maidstone, Kent

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AlenomoreExcellent20 Jul 2012 A new cask just went on. Good stuff @ £3.85 pint!
AlenomoreExceptional18 Jul 2012 Out of three handpumps, this was the sole offering today. Must admit, it was 5*, and so it should be at £3.85p a pint? For the record, I believe this is the priciest pint of Real Ale in town??
AlenomoreExceptional10 Jul 2010 Surprised to see this on and not disappointing either.

The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne, Kent

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WittendenNot Tried18 Jul 2012 I was looking forward to this for oldtime's sake, but it ran out.
PedroNot Tried07 Nov 2010

Duke of Wellington, Wareham, Dorset

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 Jun 2012

The Oak on the Green, Bearsted, Kent

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PedroNot Tried14 Jun 2012

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

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PedroNot Tried04 Jun 2012

Bull's Head, Pratt's Bottom, Kent

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PedroNot Tried02 Jun 2012

The Fat Cat, Ipswich, Suffolk

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Philip PirripNot Tried20 May 2012 Ran out during visit

Salisbury Rugby Football Club, Salisbury, Wiltshire

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ChrisENot Tried19 May 2012

1st Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2012, Tonbridge, Kent

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oz11Not Tried21 Apr 2012

Nevill Bull, Birling, Kent

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PedroGood06 Apr 2012

The Barley Mow, Shepperton, Surrey

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thebrewingmanNot Tried13 Mar 2012

The Last Inn, Oswestry, Shropshire

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Bear & Ragged StaffGood04 Mar 2012 First try at this and it certainly didn't drink at 5.0%, it was easy and smooth. The downside was that it was neither one thing or the other and seemed lost. I got some biscuity malt and some citrus hop, but it didn't stand out and there was something stopping it being a great ale.

Prince of Wales, Farnborough, Hampshire

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thebrewingmanNot Tried25 Feb 2012

The Druids Arms, Maidstone, Kent

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AlenomoreExceptional25 Dec 2011 A top ale. Stayed on this one.
AlenomoreNot Tried09 Dec 2011

The Swan Inn, Wittersham, Kent

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PedroNot Tried20 Aug 2011

King Street Tavern, Southsea, Hampshire

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ChrisEGood06 Aug 2011

The Chequers, Sevenoaks, Kent

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oz11Not Tried30 Jul 2011

The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse), Great Chart, Kent

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PedroExcellent17 Jul 2011
ChrisENot Tried28 May 2011
ChrisEExcellent11 Mar 2011
IanGood18 Mar 2010 Best pint of this I've had in some time, bit of biscuit on the finish. Some decent hop and some tangerine fruit.

Ramsgate Royal Harbour Brewhouse and Bakery, Ramsgate, Kent

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BlairExcellent04 Jul 2011 Very good pint, wasn't expecting it at all.

The Old Oak, Sittingbourne, Kent

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ChrisENot Tried16 Jun 2011

The Lobster Pot, West Malling, Kent

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PedroNot Tried15 May 2011
PedroGood07 Apr 2011
HopmonsterNot Tried29 Nov 2010
PedroNot Tried27 Aug 2010
PedroNot Tried21 Jul 2010
IanNot Tried27 Aug 2005

The Malt Shovel, Horsham, West Sussex

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thebrewingmanNot Tried30 Apr 2011

The Victoria (formerly Tap and Spile), North Shields, Tyne and Wear

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Flying.geordieExcellent24 Apr 2011
Flying.geordieGood20 Mar 2011
Flying.geordieExcellent15 Aug 2010
Flying.geordieExcellent17 Oct 2009

King & Queen, East Malling, Kent

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HopmonsterNot Tried25 Nov 2010
AlenomoreNot Tried04 Sep 2010

The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

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McGargleNot Tried28 Jul 2010

Bowl Inn, Charing, Kent

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AlenomoreNot Tried18 Jul 2010

The Greyhound, Wadhurst, East Sussex

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WittendenExcellent18 Jul 2010 The original (for me) Pale 'n'Hoppy, and as good as it ever was. Plenty of bite from the Challengers and Goldings, with an underlying malt body.

The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

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AndrewNot Tried30 Apr 2010

The Tickled Trout, Wye, Kent

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ChrisENot Tried21 Apr 2010
WittendenNot Tried27 Mar 2010 I was tempted, but the Skrim was too good.

The Bree Louise, Euston, Central London

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PedroNot Tried27 Mar 2010
IanNot Tried31 May 2008

Tilleys, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

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Flying.geordieAcceptable19 Oct 2009
IanNot Tried30 Oct 2007

Rising Sun, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

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AndrewNot Tried03 Oct 2009

The Duck, Pett Bottom, Kent

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AndrewNot Tried29 Aug 2009
AndrewNot Tried23 Aug 2005

The Roebuck, Hampton Hill, Greater London

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James TExcellent01 Jun 2009 I could have happily sat and drank this all night in the pleasant evening sun. Glad to see this has replaced the landlords favourite of Sharps Special (cask conditioned).

The Tiger Inn, Stowting, Kent

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IanGood29 May 2009 Yeah, pretty good, bit warm maybe, but the hops were good, they were decent pale malts and it was pretty drinkable.
IanGood27 May 2005 Golden beer. Does not drink its strength and can get you deceptively drunk. Slighly hoppy nose with some creamy lemon citrus acids in mouth. Pleasing refreshing summer beer made for a beer garden

The Rose Inn, Wickhambreaux, Kent

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MickNot Tried25 May 2009
BlairGood23 May 2009 Light summer ale with a strong abv. Great on a hot day.
MickNot Tried10 Oct 2008
MickNot Tried21 Jul 2008
AndrewNot Tried14 Jul 2007
AndrewExcellent02 Jun 2007 The pub's guest beer. Excellent straw malt and green leaf herby hops. "That there" is back.

Blean Tavern (formerly Hare & Hounds), Blean, Kent

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AndrewNot Tried23 May 2009

The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough, Leicestershire

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StuNot Tried19 May 2009
StuNot Tried13 May 2009
StuNot Tried11 Feb 2009

The Fox Goes Free, Charlton, West Sussex

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WittendenNot Tried17 May 2009 Was tempted for old time's sake,but I had serious business to attend to.

The Stratford Haven, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire

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AndrewNot Tried14 Apr 2009

West Riding Licensed Refreshment Rooms, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

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JasonExcellent08 Apr 2009

Horse & Groom, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex

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AndrewGood14 Nov 2008 "That there". Mellowed rich hop with reedy flavoured body.

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

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BlairGood05 Sep 2008 Really malty with a nice straw like flavour to it. Good beer.

Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

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BlairNot Tried17 Aug 2008

The Blue Pigeons, Worth, Kent

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BlairNot Tried16 Aug 2008

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

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BlairGood19 Apr 2008 Grassy, hoppy flavour with a slight alcohol finish. This is a good beer, but not sure it deserves all the hype it gets.

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

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IanNot Tried08 Apr 2008

The Doric Arch, Euston, Central London

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IanNot Tried26 Jan 2008
IanNot Tried30 Mar 2007
IanNot Tried12 Aug 2006
IanNot Tried23 Mar 2006
IanNot Tried28 May 2005
IanNot Tried16 Apr 2005
AndrewAcceptable30 Oct 2004 It's beginning to taste like warm fosters

Whalebone, Norwich, Norfolk

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AndrewNot Tried27 Jul 2007
IanNot Tried27 Jul 2007

The Fat Cat Brewery Tap, Norwich, Norfolk

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AndrewNot Tried27 Jul 2007

The Goat, St Albans, Hertfordshire

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IanGood07 Jul 2007 Bit too yeasty on aroma. Beautifully juicy and hoppy in mouth. Don't car, this pub is fantastic.

The White Lion, St Albans, Hertfordshire

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IanNot Tried07 Jul 2007

Half Moon & Seven Stars, Preston, Kent

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AndrewNot Tried30 Jun 2007 Festival beer on gravity

The Boot, St Albans, Hertfordshire

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AndrewExcellent30 Sep 2006 Aggresively bitter just like it was 15 yars ago.

Victoria & Albert, Netherhampton, Wiltshire

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AndrewNot Tried12 Aug 2006

Red Lion, Snargate, Kent

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AndrewNot Tried31 Jul 2006

Behind the Wall, Falkirk, Falkirk

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CharlesExcellent29 Jun 2006 Drank nothing else - very good - hoppy with high ABV

The Yew Tree Inn, Barfrestone, Kent

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BrianNot Tried08 Oct 2005
AndrewNot Tried08 Oct 2005
AndrewNot Tried17 Sep 2005
IanNot Tried17 Sep 2005
BrianNot Tried17 Sep 2005

Ship Inn, Deal, Kent

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AndrewNot Tried05 Jun 2005
AndrewAcceptable16 Apr 2005 Umm... I don't know what Hopback are doing with this beer. It tastes tired and rough. This is not the pint of the early 90's

Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2005, Woodchurch, Kent

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AndrewExcellent03 Jun 2005 Aggresively bitter, yellow beer. Nearly back to how it was 10 years ago

The Royal Oak, Brookland, Kent

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IanAcceptable30 May 2005 I was driving so could only have a half. Golden summer beer with some hops, citrus fruit and a light creamy feel for a 5% beer

Hop Back Summer Lightning

5.00% ABV.

We have tried this beer 112 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

Other Hop Back beers.