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Hop Back Winter Lightning

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent31 Dec 2023
The SultanSouth Wimbledon, Greater London05 Dec 2022
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2020Dover, Kent07 Feb 2020
The River Ale HouseEast Greenwich, Greater London20 Jan 2020
The Hovelling Boat InnRamsgate, Kent20 Jan 2018
Rising SunCity, Central London30 Jan 2017
The Old ContemptiblesBirmingham, West Midlands16 Jan 2017
The Old WellingtonManchester, Greater Manchester16 Mar 2016
Princess of WalesBlackheath, Greater London02 Mar 2016
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent23 Jan 2016
London TavernMargate, Kent30 Dec 2015
The White SwanCharlton, Greater London27 Dec 2015
Eagle & ChildOxford, Oxfordshire22 Dec 2015
Hen & Chickens Theatre BarHighbury, Greater London15 Dec 2015
The Wyndham ArmsSalisbury, Wiltshire12 Dec 2015
Williamson's TavernCity, Central London09 Mar 2015
The Flying Horse (formerly The Tottenham)Fitzrovia, Central London10 Feb 2015
Ye Olde Fighting CocksSt Albans, Hertfordshire03 Feb 2015
The Old BellCity, Central London13 Feb 2014
The Glue PotSwindon, Wiltshire23 Nov 2013
The County HotelAshford, Kent18 Feb 2005
Red LionSnargate, Kent22 Jan 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.

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserGood31 Dec 2023 Went well with my spicy lamb pie.

The Sultan, South Wimbledon, Greater London

Magnus GreelNot Tried05 Dec 2022
Magnus GreelExcellent02 Dec 2019 A lightly spiced amber ale
Magnus GreelNot Tried29 Nov 2019
Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Dec 2016

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2020, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried07 Feb 2020

The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripGood20 Jan 2020 Slight loss of edge from last days' examples
Philip PirripExcellent19 Jan 2020 Exceptionally fine tasting
Philip PirripExcellent16 Jan 2020 First rate with interesting floral taste

The Hovelling Boat Inn, Ramsgate, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent20 Jan 2018 A taste shock after the Purple Moose

Rising Sun, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisAcceptable30 Jan 2017 A pale, strong, heavily-malty beer. Not really to my taste tonight.

The Old Contemptibles, Birmingham, West Midlands

AndrewNot Tried16 Jan 2017

The Old Wellington, Manchester, Greater Manchester

AndrewNot Tried16 Mar 2016

Princess of Wales, Blackheath, Greater London

Philip PirripAcceptable02 Mar 2016 Flat, rather sweet
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Nov 2015

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried23 Jan 2016

London Tavern, Margate, Kent

ChrisENot Tried30 Dec 2015

The White Swan, Charlton, Greater London

Philip PirripGood27 Dec 2015 Better conditioned than the other day
Philip PirripGood24 Dec 2015

Eagle & Child, Oxford, Oxfordshire

HSBGood22 Dec 2015 Dangerously drinkable

Hen & Chickens Theatre Bar, Highbury, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Dec 2015

The Wyndham Arms, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Dec 2015

Williamson's Tavern, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried09 Mar 2015

The Flying Horse (formerly The Tottenham), Fitzrovia, Central London

HSBGood10 Feb 2015 First time beer for me. Quite tasty.

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Magnus GreelExcellent03 Feb 2015 No different to the summer version.

The Old Bell, City, Central London

HSBNot Tried13 Feb 2014

The Glue Pot, Swindon, Wiltshire

Stephen HarrisExcellent23 Nov 2013 Amazingly, it is 16 years since this beer was launched as a festival special at the Pig’s Ear in Stratford. Still superb.

The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

IanUndrinkable18 Feb 2005 Tasted of ginger. Not like Winter Lightning at all
AndrewPoor18 Feb 2005 Ginger. What the hell is this? It isn't like any Winter Lightning I know

Red Lion, Snargate, Kent

IanAcceptable22 Jan 2005 Good malty winter beer

Hop Back Winter Lightning

5.50% ABV.

We have tried this beer 17 times.

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

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