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Old Dairy Blue Top

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Tankerton ArmsTankerton, Kent09 Nov 2017
The Black RobinKingston, Kent26 Sep 2017
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London10 Jul 2017
Furlongs Ale HouseFaversham, Kent07 Jun 2017
The Robert PocockGravesend, Kent05 May 2017
Copper PottleBeltinge, Kent22 Apr 2017
Ales Of The UnexpectedWestbrook, Kent15 Jan 2017
Louis ArmstrongDover, Kent16 Dec 2016
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2016Sissinghurst, Kent17 Sep 2016
The Steam PacketStrood, Kent16 Sep 2016
The Bouncing BarrelHerne Bay, Kent13 Aug 2016
The White Lion HotelTenterden, Kent26 Jul 2016
Two Smoking BarrelsSturry, Kent08 Jul 2016
The Chequers on the GreenHigh Halden, Kent12 Mar 2016
The Ship InnRye, East Sussex09 Mar 2016
The MarinerFolkestone, Kent09 Feb 2016
The Milk HouseSissinghurst, Kent12 Dec 2015
The Lion and LobsterBrighton, East Sussex14 Nov 2015
The White SwanCharlton, Greater London25 Oct 2015
Falstaff HotelCanterbury, Kent10 Oct 2015
The George HotelAshford, Kent02 Oct 2015
Bowl InnCharing, Kent06 Sep 2015
The George & DragonFordwich, Kent05 Sep 2015
Wye Beer Festival 2015Wye, Kent26 Jun 2015
Shepherd & CrookBurmarsh, Kent16 May 2015
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent14 May 2015
Woolpack HotelTenterden, Kent18 Apr 2015
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent30 Mar 2015
The Barrow House (formerly The George)Egerton, Kent21 Mar 2015
Three ChimneysBiddenden, Kent07 Mar 2015
The BedfordTunbridge Wells, Kent04 Feb 2015
The GeorgeAldwych, Central London03 Dec 2014
The George in RyeRye, East Sussex29 Oct 2014
The PloughStalisfield Green, Kent13 Sep 2014
Blacksmiths ArmsWillesborough, Kent03 Aug 2014
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent24 Jul 2014
6th K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2014Tenterden, Kent14 Jun 2014
Bull InnWest Malling, Kent20 Apr 2014
The Vine GoudhurstGoudhurst, Kent16 Jan 2014
The Hop PocketBossingham, Kent12 Jan 2014
Ye Olde Thirsty PigMaidstone, Kent25 Oct 2013
The StarRolvenden, Kent18 Sep 2013
The Jolly TannersStaplefield, West Sussex26 Aug 2013
The Bowl InnHastingleigh, Kent23 Jun 2013
The Gun & SpitroastHorsmonden, Kent25 May 2013
Halfway HouseBrenchley, Kent25 May 2013
The ElephantFaversham, Kent07 May 2013
The Dirty HabitHollingbourne, Kent01 May 2013
The Door HingeWelling, Greater London06 Apr 2013
The Man of Kent Ale HouseRochester, Kent05 Mar 2013
The DuckPett Bottom, Kent09 Feb 2013
The Firkin AlehouseFolkestone, Kent11 Dec 2012
The Red CowSandwich, Kent08 Dec 2012
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent06 Dec 2012
The PhoenixCanterbury, Kent12 Oct 2012
The Great TreeRamsgate, Kent22 Sep 2012
The Just ReproachDeal, Kent15 Sep 2012
The ChapelBroadstairs, Kent07 Aug 2012
Lower BellBlue Bell Hill, Kent07 Jul 2012
The Conqueror AlehouseRamsgate, Kent29 Jun 2012
The New InnCanterbury, Kent02 Jun 2012
George & DragonHeadcorn, Kent15 Apr 2012
The Robin HoodIcklesham, East Sussex01 Apr 2012
The BerryWalmer, Kent21 Dec 2011
Railway TavernStaplehurst, Kent29 Sep 2011
Red LionHernhill, Kent11 Sep 2011
Red LionSnargate, Kent02 Sep 2011
Sissinghurst Castle Smallholders FairSissinghurst, Kent14 Aug 2011
The HawkenburyHawkenbury, Kent31 Jul 2011
SIBA South East Beer Festival 2011Tonbridge, Kent16 Jul 2011
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent24 Jun 2011
The Cock InnLuddesdown, Kent22 Apr 2011
Bell & CrownCanterbury, Kent13 Apr 2011
The Salehurst HaltSalehurst, East Sussex20 Nov 2010
The HaywainBramling, Kent25 Sep 2010
King George VBrompton, Kent05 Sep 2010
Smallhythe Place Beer and Music Festival 2010Smallhythe, Kent04 Sep 2010
East Malling Beer & Cider Festival 2010East Malling, Kent04 Sep 2010
The Swan InnWittersham, Kent22 Aug 2010
Cinque Ports ArmsNew Romney, Kent17 Aug 2010
Blakes of DoverDover, Kent17 Jul 2010
2nd K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2010Tenterden, Kent12 Jun 2010
The CrownSt Michaels, Kent19 May 2010

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 Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Jack WilliamExcellent09 Nov 2017 An excellent, well balanced IPA in sparking condition.

The Black Robin, Kingston, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Jack WilliamNot Tried26 Sep 2017
MickGood26 Jun 2016 Nice IPA, always tastes a bit sweet to me on the first sip but spot on by the end of the pint.
MickNot Tried06 Mar 2016
MickExcellent24 Feb 2016 Very nice, fresh on.
MickExcellent18 Feb 2016 super condition, very drinkable.
MickExcellent13 Dec 2015 First pint from new pin. Super
BrianGood07 Nov 2015 Nice and clear, lacked a bit of the sweetness that you usually get with this beer.
MickExcellent01 Nov 2015 Superb IPA, perfect balance of hop and malt and in perfect condition.
MickExcellent04 Sep 2015 Perfect pale refreshing pint.
MickExcellent31 Aug 2015 Top condition, pale and hoppy.
MickNot Tried29 May 2015
MickNot Tried24 May 2015
MickNot Tried17 May 2015
MickNot Tried10 May 2015
MickGood20 Dec 2014 Nice IPA but a bit sweet for my taste.
MickNot Tried03 Dec 2014
MickGood28 Nov 2014 Nice pint
MickNot Tried27 Nov 2014
MickGood30 Sep 2014 A bit sweet for an ipa but very nice
MickExcellent24 Sep 2014 Perfect condition, pale refreshing, hoppy, creamy. good citrus, a bit sweet for an IPA? Easy drinking.

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripGood10 Jul 2017
Philip PirripExcellent22 Aug 2016 Spot on

Furlongs Ale House, Faversham, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Jun 2017

The Robert Pocock, Gravesend, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried05 May 2017

Copper Pottle, Beltinge, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AndrewNot Tried22 Apr 2017
AndrewNot Tried29 Jun 2016

Ales Of The Unexpected, Westbrook, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
DosserGood15 Jan 2017

Louis Armstrong, Dover, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisENot Tried16 Dec 2016
ChrisENot Tried04 Mar 2016

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2016, Sissinghurst, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
WittendenNot Tried17 Sep 2016

The Steam Packet, Strood, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripGood16 Sep 2016

The Bouncing Barrel, Herne Bay, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AndrewNot Tried13 Aug 2016
Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Jun 2013

The White Lion Hotel, Tenterden, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
JasonNot Tried26 Jul 2016
Jack WilliamNot Tried21 Feb 2016
ChrisENot Tried08 Aug 2014

Two Smoking Barrels, Sturry, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AndrewNot Tried08 Jul 2016

The Chequers on the Green, High Halden, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
WittendenGood12 Mar 2016 Spicy,not stunning.

The Ship Inn, Rye, East Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisENot Tried09 Mar 2016

The Mariner, Folkestone, Kent

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ChrisENot Tried09 Feb 2016

The Milk House, Sissinghurst, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
WittendenExcellent12 Dec 2015 Best drop of Blue in ages. I'm sure they've upped the hops.Berries in the finish.

The Lion and Lobster, Brighton, East Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AndrewNot Tried14 Nov 2015

The White Swan, Charlton, Greater London

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Philip PirripNot Tried25 Oct 2015

Falstaff Hotel, Canterbury, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Jack WilliamNot Tried10 Oct 2015

The George Hotel, Ashford, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisENot Tried02 Oct 2015
ChrisEAcceptable29 Sep 2015
ChrisEGood05 Aug 2015
ChrisEExcellent09 Apr 2015
ChrisENot Tried12 Feb 2015
ChrisEGood19 Jan 2015
ChrisEExcellent04 Nov 2013
ChrisEGood15 Oct 2013

Bowl Inn, Charing, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Jack WilliamNot Tried06 Sep 2015
Jack WilliamExcellent02 Jul 2014 Excellent full bodied IPA - first of a new barrel and in top condition.
AlenomoreNot Tried18 Jul 2010

The George & Dragon, Fordwich, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Jack WilliamGood05 Sep 2015

Wye Beer Festival 2015, Wye, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AndrewNot Tried26 Jun 2015

Shepherd & Crook, Burmarsh, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisEExcellent16 May 2015

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
DosserExcellent14 May 2015 Nice pint

Woolpack Hotel, Tenterden, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Jack WilliamNot Tried18 Apr 2015

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
DosserNot Tried30 Mar 2015
DosserNot Tried16 Feb 2013 Ran out
PedroNot Tried11 Dec 2012
PedroNot Tried23 Mar 2012
PedroExcellent21 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried09 Oct 2011
DosserNot Tried08 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried15 Dec 2010
PedroNot Tried14 Dec 2010
PedroNot Tried12 Dec 2010
DosserNot Tried12 Dec 2010
PedroExcellent10 Dec 2010
PedroNot Tried06 Oct 2010
PedroNot Tried03 Oct 2010
IanNot Tried11 Sep 2010
AlenomoreNot Tried11 Sep 2010
PedroNot Tried11 Sep 2010 ran out
PedroExcellent10 Sep 2010
PedroNot Tried08 Sep 2010
PedroExcellent07 Sep 2010 Replacement
PedroExcellent22 May 2010 New one for me and very interesting way to start the day!

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

WhoScoreWhenNotes
DosserGood21 Mar 2015 Pleasant enough
AndrewNot Tried17 Aug 2014
AndrewNot Tried20 Oct 2013

Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
WittendenAcceptable07 Mar 2015 OK Blue Top: a touch sharp.
WittendenNot Tried04 Oct 2014
WittendenNot Tried25 Nov 2013

The Bedford, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
thebrewingmanExcellent04 Feb 2015
thebrewingmanNot Tried19 Jan 2015

The George, Aldwych, Central London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Stephen HarrisGood03 Dec 2014 A full-bodied, Hoppy IPA.

The George in Rye, Rye, East Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripAcceptable29 Oct 2014 Just about acceptable. Very tired pint

The Plough, Stalisfield Green, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
WittendenNot Tried13 Sep 2014
WittendenNot Tried12 Jul 2014
WittendenNot Tried14 Jun 2014

Blacksmiths Arms, Willesborough, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AndrewExcellent03 Aug 2014 Really tasty. Excellent leafy hop. Creamy.

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripExcellent24 Jul 2014 Fine full bodied form
MickNot Tried15 Jun 2013
MickExcellent26 Jan 2013 Nice dark bitter, perfect balance of hop and malt.
MickNot Tried26 Nov 2011
KenExcellent12 Jun 2011 An excellent pint or two or....
AndrewExcellent01 Jun 2011 The condition on this was superb. Great beer. Well constructed and complete in terms of it's body. Very drinkable.
IanGood27 Aug 2010 Having had this before in not great nick I was really interested how the beer would taste under Martyn's excellent cellarmanship. The hops really come through, peppery and pungent. The malts still need some work though by the brewer. Still it really was surprisingly good.

6th K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2014, Tenterden, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Archie14Not Tried14 Jun 2014

Bull Inn, West Malling, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
TobesExcellent20 Apr 2014
AlenomoreExcellent15 Nov 2012 Top class. One of there best ales. (We got it early while it lasted!).
PedroNot Tried15 Nov 2012 ran out
PedroExceptional25 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent02 Jul 2011

The Vine Goudhurst, Goudhurst, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
thebrewingmanExcellent16 Jan 2014

The Hop Pocket, Bossingham, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
MickNot Tried12 Jan 2014
MickExcellent10 Jan 2014 Excellent pint. Malt with balanced hops. Very drinkable.
MickGood20 Apr 2013 Peppery malt with some hops, nice.

Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, Maidstone, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
oz11Not Tried25 Oct 2013
PedroExcellent12 Aug 2013 Stayed on this till closing!
EddieNot Tried25 Nov 2012

The Star, Rolvenden, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisENot Tried18 Sep 2013

The Jolly Tanners, Staplefield, West Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
EdbeckGood26 Aug 2013 Followed an excellent pint of Harveys so may have seemed better if it was my first pint

The Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
MickNot Tried23 Jun 2013
MickNot Tried21 Oct 2012

The Gun & Spitroast, Horsmonden, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
oz11Not Tried25 May 2013
oz11Excellent04 Jun 2012 From the courtyard.
WittendenNot Tried03 Jun 2012 Diamond top was on the chalk board, but not visible!

Halfway House, Brenchley, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
oz11Not Tried25 May 2013

The Elephant, Faversham, Kent

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Philip PirripExcellent07 May 2013

The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne, Kent

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PedroNot Tried01 May 2013

The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripExcellent06 Apr 2013 In first rate condition

The Man of Kent Ale House, Rochester, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripAcceptable05 Mar 2013 Cask new on today but very hazy and more fruity than bitter I felt
ChrisENot Tried12 Aug 2011

The Duck, Pett Bottom, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
MickGood09 Feb 2013 Nice enough,on gravity, a bit tired perhaps.
AndrewAcceptable05 Jan 2013 Perfectly drinkable but lacking condition

The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripGood11 Dec 2012 A bit flat

The Red Cow, Sandwich, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AndrewNot Tried08 Dec 2012

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
PedroExcellent06 Dec 2012
PedroNot Tried09 Feb 2012
PedroNot Tried28 May 2010

The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AndrewNot Tried12 Oct 2012

The Great Tree, Ramsgate, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripExcellent22 Sep 2012 With my palate refreshed this had a full woody flavour

The Just Reproach, Deal, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
MickExcellent15 Sep 2012 Good, full flavour with balanced hop bitterness.

The Chapel, Broadstairs, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Aug 2012
Philip PirripGood07 Aug 2012 Woody tasting - nothing like the condition of the Gold Top

Lower Bell, Blue Bell Hill, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AlenomoreNot Tried07 Jul 2012

The Conqueror Alehouse, Ramsgate, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripGood29 Jun 2012
BlairNot Tried05 Feb 2011

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AndrewNot Tried02 Jun 2012
Martin the MildmanNot Tried26 Mar 2011

George & Dragon, Headcorn, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
PedroNot Tried15 Apr 2012
PedroGood12 Apr 2012

The Robin Hood, Icklesham, East Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Stephen HarrisNot Tried01 Apr 2012

The Berry, Walmer, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisENot Tried21 Dec 2011

Railway Tavern, Staplehurst, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisEGood29 Sep 2011
JasonGood29 Sep 2011

Red Lion, Hernhill, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
WittendenExcellent11 Sep 2011 A fine pint of this prize winning example of a Kentish (India) Pale Ale.At the same time, hoppy and nutty.Great stuff.

Red Lion, Snargate, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
thebrewingmanExcellent02 Sep 2011

Sissinghurst Castle Smallholders Fair, Sissinghurst, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
WittendenExceptional14 Aug 2011 A fine pint of this prize winning IPA. As Ed the brewer says, sometimes you want malt and hops,not uberhops. I could have drunk this all day.

The Hawkenbury, Hawkenbury, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AlenomoreExceptional31 Jul 2011 Old Dairys' best ale I think.
AndrewExcellent13 Feb 2011 In good condition. Copper brown colour. Toffee and orange flavours with a nice orange-hop finish.
AlenomoreNot Tried01 Aug 2010
DosserPoor09 Jul 2010 Too many bits. Bottom of the barrel stuff.

SIBA South East Beer Festival 2011, Tonbridge, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
oz11Excellent16 Jul 2011

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
BlairExcellent24 Jun 2011 Very good beer. Will always dispute it being an IPA though...
BlairExcellent01 Jun 2011 Great beer in great condition. Still not sure it's an IPA but whatever it is it's a jolly tasty beer.

The Cock Inn, Luddesdown, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
PedroNot Tried22 Apr 2011 Ran out before I got to it

Bell & Crown, Canterbury, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
BlairNot Tried13 Apr 2011
AndrewNot Tried09 Apr 2011
AndrewNot Tried16 Mar 2011
BrianExcellent15 Mar 2011 Another really good beer from Old Dairy. Worth seeking out.

The Salehurst Halt, Salehurst, East Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
PedroExcellent20 Nov 2010

The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
BrianExcellent25 Sep 2010 Similar to the Gold Top but with a sherbert prickle. Really good condition and my first try of Old Dairy beers, very impressed with both of them.

King George V, Brompton, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AlenomoreExceptional05 Sep 2010 Top Class.

Smallhythe Place Beer and Music Festival 2010, Smallhythe, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
WittendenNot Tried04 Sep 2010

East Malling Beer & Cider Festival 2010, East Malling, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AlenomoreExceptional04 Sep 2010 There best Ale by far.

The Swan Inn, Wittersham, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
PedroNot Tried22 Aug 2010

Cinque Ports Arms, New Romney, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisEGood17 Aug 2010 hoppy pale ale.

Blakes of Dover, Dover, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisEExcellent17 Jul 2010

2nd K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2010, Tenterden, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AlenomoreNot Tried12 Jun 2010
Martin the MildmanGood12 Jun 2010 Strong copper coloured bitter with strong citrus hop flavour and some malt balance. Dryish hoppy finish. My score 15/20.

The Crown, St Michaels, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisEExcellent19 May 2010 Amber coloured, slightly sweetish, and tasty beer.

Old Dairy Blue Top

4.80% ABV.

We have tried this beer 87 times.

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

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