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Cromarty Happy Chappy

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The GrillAberdeen, Aberdeenshire22 Jun 2022
The Marine HotelStonehaven, Aberdeenshire24 Aug 2021
MacGregor'sInverness, Inverness-shire08 Oct 2020
Tap EastStratford, Greater London27 Oct 2019
Bow BarEdinburgh, Edinburgh, City of18 Jul 2019
The Door HingeWelling, Greater London02 Feb 2019
Royal AlbertNew Cross, Greater London31 Jan 2019
Blue LampAberdeen, Aberdeenshire31 Jan 2019
Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar)Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire21 Dec 2018
The Cock TavernHackney, Greater London12 Mar 2018
CASCAberdeen, Aberdeenshire25 Oct 2017
Halfway HouseEdinburgh, Edinburgh, City of26 Nov 2015
The Beer HallStaveley, Cumbria18 Jul 2013
Cairn HotelCarrbridge, Inverness-shire24 May 2013
The Congress InnStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire16 May 2013
Craft Beer Co.Islington, Central London29 Nov 2012
BrewDogAberdeen, Aberdeenshire19 Jul 2012
Sheffield TapSheffield, South Yorkshire24 May 2012

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 Grill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleGood22 Jun 2022 Cool, fresh but a tad yeasty.

The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

McGargleAcceptable24 Aug 2021
McGargleNot Tried14 Jan 2019
McGargleNot Tried07 Jan 2019
RayExcellent09 Feb 2014 Full flavoured APA in top condition.
McGargleGood28 Sep 2013 Against the sharp focus of the BBF and Buxton beers this seemed a bit muddled. Normally a 4* beer I wonder if that's because we're usually starved of top comparisons and tend to over-rate?

MacGregor's, Inverness, Inverness-shire

DosserExcellent08 Oct 2020 £4.20 A pint. But I could have had a flight of thirds of craft for £6.50. Wetherspoons seems to be the only cheaper in Scottyland.

Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Stephen HarrisExcellent27 Oct 2019 A pale golden, US-style Pale Ale. Tropical fruit and citrus flavours from the hops.

Bow Bar, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

Stephen HarrisNot Tried18 Jul 2019

The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried02 Feb 2019 Never have I seen this about so much as this Burns Night time

Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried31 Jan 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jan 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Jan 2019

Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleAcceptable31 Jan 2019 Surprisingly, served cool.
McGarglePoor29 Nov 2018 Cooler than usual. Still lacking condition, still 2*.
McGarglePoor01 Nov 2018 Warm and flat.
McGargleExcellent18 Mar 2017 On hand pump. Fresh and juicy.
McGarglePoor27 Oct 2016 Ideal for Halloween. Plenty of toffee, some wrapping paper. Maybe 2.5*.
McGargleGood17 Mar 2016 Less rounded and very slightly harsh.
McGargleExcellent16 Mar 2016 Smooth, hoppy and fresh.
McGargleNot Tried12 Mar 2015 Came on too late to save the day.
McGarglePoor19 Feb 2015 Maybe 2*. Let's not waffle. 2* it is. Mish mash of malt,hops and cardboard. Knowing Cromarty I strongly suspect this is not a brewing problem.
McGargleGood20 Feb 2014
McGargleGood13 Feb 2014
McGargleGood13 Jun 2013 Cool and refreshing after a South Indian curry.
McGargleGood30 May 2013 Clean and refreshing it could do with a slightly bolder hop profile.
McGargleGood11 Apr 2013 Beer of the evening but a little sweeter and less hoppy than previous examples.
McGargleExcellent07 Feb 2013 Beer of the evening. Light and hoppy. Bitter and moreish.
McGargleAcceptable27 Sep 2012 Much better than the Raven but lacking in body and flavour. Served a little early I suspect.
RayPoor11 Jul 2012 End of cask. Tired, yeasty and almost stale.
RayExcellent11 Jul 2012 New cask. New World style pale ale with solid mats and subtle hopping. Served through and air font cooler than CAMRA would approve of but a chill helps this beer style.

Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar), Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried21 Dec 2018
McGargleGood17 Nov 2016
McGargleNot Tried17 Sep 2015
McGargleGood22 Jan 2015 'Thick' mouth feel. Ageing?
McGargleAcceptable06 Dec 2014 Surprisingly malty - limited hopping. Unusual for Cromarty.
McGargleGood30 Dec 2013 Were my taste buds jaded or was this less hop forward?
McGargleGood02 Aug 2012 Modern pale ale in the West Coast style. Could do with a bit more body and more distinctive hop profile.

The Cock Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Mar 2018

CASC, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleGood25 Oct 2017
McGargleExcellent08 Sep 2015 Hoppy, clean, refreshing and none the worse a cool keg serve.

Halfway House, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

HSBAcceptable26 Nov 2015 Bit sharp

The Beer Hall, Staveley, Cumbria

ChrisEGood18 Jul 2013 Citrusy pale ale.

Cairn Hotel, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire

McGargleExcellent24 May 2013 Clean, hoppy and refreshing.

The Congress Inn, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried16 May 2013

Craft Beer Co., Islington, Central London

Stephen HarrisGood29 Nov 2012 US-style pale ale, with good but not dominant hop flavours.

BrewDog, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleGood19 Jul 2012 On keg. Tasted like Dead Pony Club - think their lines were crossed.

Sheffield Tap, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Philip PirripNot Tried24 May 2012

Cromarty Happy Chappy

4.10% ABV.

We have tried this beer 35 times.

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

Other Cromarty beers.