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Dark Star Six Hop

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Evening StarBrighton, East Sussex28 Aug 2018
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London29 Jun 2018
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent28 Jun 2017
9th K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2017Tenterden, Kent18 Jun 2017
Craft Beer Co.Islington, Central London17 Jun 2017
Craft Beer Co.Limehouse, Greater London08 Jun 2017
The Conqueror AlehouseRamsgate, Kent01 Jun 2016
Craft Beer Co.Brighton, East Sussex20 May 2015
The BerryWalmer, Kent08 May 2015
Craft Beer Co.Clerkenwell, Central London20 Apr 2015
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent18 Apr 2015
The AlbionWinchester, Hampshire21 Mar 2013
Leyton Orient Supporters ClubLeyton, Greater London20 Apr 2012
The Wenlock ArmsHoxton, Central London19 Apr 2012
The Bell & JorrocksFrittenden, Kent12 Apr 2012
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent04 Mar 2010
The Swan Inn (old entry now superseded)Wittersham, Kent20 Feb 2010
Cask Pub & KitchenPimlico, Central London19 Feb 2010
The BullHorton Kirby, Kent06 Mar 2009
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent27 Feb 2009
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2008Margate, Kent21 Mar 2008
Montefiore ArmsRamsgate, Kent22 Feb 2008

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 Evening Star, Brighton, East Sussex

ChrisENot Tried28 Aug 2018 One of my friends had this and was impressed.
Philip PirripNot Tried19 May 2014
Philip PirripExcellent19 May 2014 Full smack in the mouth by friendly hops

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripExcellent29 Jun 2018 In glorious form
Philip PirripExcellent15 Jul 2017 4½* Nose and body just perfect
Philip PirripExcellent01 Jul 2017 A porridge of hops
Philip PirripExcellent14 Jun 2017 Superb bitter sweet balance
WittendenExcellent16 May 2015 one to finish off the day. Full on resinous oily hops. Dare I say too much of a good thing?
Philip PirripExcellent22 Apr 2015 So easily drinkable

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent28 Jun 2017 Worth missing a bus to finish slowly and so I did
BlairExceptional13 Feb 2011 I'm not sure if this has improved or if it's just because I was really looking forward to a beer but this was sensational.
BlairExcellent17 Feb 2010 Intensely hoppy and fruity. Brilliant beer.

9th K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2017, Tenterden, Kent

DosserGood18 Jun 2017 Warmish

Craft Beer Co., Islington, Central London

Jack WilliamExceptional17 Jun 2017 Left this one to last - full of complex flavours - my first "exceptional" rated beer - even though I only had a 1/3. Wonderful.

Craft Beer Co., Limehouse, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried08 Jun 2017

The Conqueror Alehouse, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserExcellent01 Jun 2016 Wow.
ChrisENot Tried31 May 2016
Philip PirripGood28 May 2016

Craft Beer Co., Brighton, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried20 May 2015 Pushing out at £5.15 pp - wow
Philip PirripNot Tried19 May 2014

The Berry, Walmer, Kent

MickExceptional08 May 2015 Stunning, dangerous stuff, so drinkable, would never think it was 6.5%. Lovely stuff.

Craft Beer Co., Clerkenwell, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Apr 2015

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserGood18 Apr 2015 Last pint out
TobesAcceptable17 Apr 2015 Not really for me.
DosserExceptional07 May 2012 My favourite beer of the festival
PedroNot Tried16 Mar 2010
PedroNot Tried14 Mar 2010
AngieNot Tried13 Mar 2010
PedroExcellent12 Mar 2010
PedroExcellent07 Mar 2010 certainly gets a mixed reaction from customers !
DosserExceptional07 Mar 2010 Superb beer
PedroExceptional06 Mar 2010

The Albion, Winchester, Hampshire

ChrisEExceptional21 Mar 2013 Wow, this was fantastic.

Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisExceptional20 Apr 2012 Stunningly good hop feast.

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, Central London

Philip PirripGood19 Apr 2012 Taste buds a bit jaded towards end of evening so did not appreciate this as much as I should have done I am afraid.

The Bell & Jorrocks, Frittenden, Kent

PedroExceptional12 Apr 2012 Truly Superb!

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

BlairExcellent04 Mar 2010 The recipe seems to have changed from what I remember it, still aggressively hoppy but without the bitter aftertaste. If it has changed I think I prefer this version.
IanExceptional01 Apr 2009 This stands up well against US IPAs. Big resinous full on hops.
BlairNot Tried27 Mar 2009
MickNot Tried22 Mar 2009
AndrewExcellent17 May 2008 Well we think it was this and it fits so that's what it was. Light straw coloured beer with a JHB like hop character and a very drying hop finish. Lovely.
BlairExcellent18 Apr 2008 This beer is outstanding, although I don't remember passed the second pint of it.
AndrewNot Tried12 Apr 2008
IanAcceptable12 Apr 2008 Bit disappointed with this (although nothing to do with how Martyn kept it) as at the Thanet BF at Easter the hops were a lot more crunchingly green on the finish. A little bit syrupy in the malts too. But difficult for this beer as I have drunk so much of the Stone DIPA in the past 2 weeks.

The Swan Inn (old entry now superseded), Wittersham, Kent

PedroExcellent20 Feb 2010

Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, Central London

IanGood19 Feb 2010 More syrupy alcoholic and less hoppy than last year's version.

The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent

BlairNot Tried06 Mar 2009
DubbelExcellent06 Mar 2009 Fantastic. And selling at an astounding rate at 7 in the evening!
JeffnJoExceptional21 Feb 2009 Perfectly served. Rich in flavours - exquisite. A great ale to gently sup and enjoy its complexity.
DubbelExcellent18 Feb 2009 Strong and powerful yet still sweet and palatable. Terrific.

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairExcellent27 Feb 2009 Strange having this straight after the Jaipur, both incredibly hoppy yet both so very different. I think I prefer this one, got almost a barley wine flavour to it.
BlairExcellent14 Feb 2009 Equally good as it was last night. Intensely hoppy with bags of fruit.
BlairExcellent13 Feb 2009 This is a great beer but it really knocks you for six. Extremely hoppy as you'd expect, loads of fruit especially grapefruit. So easy to drink.

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2008, Margate, Kent

IanExceptional21 Mar 2008 First beer of the festival and one of about 5 that I was genuinely excited about. Gold with lasting beige head. Big PNW grapefruity aroma. Fruity grapefruit in mouth, malts are a bit syrupy, rather than biscuity. Hops on finish are really crunchingly green and attack the mouth. Great English beer for a hophead like me. Lovely.

Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairExcellent22 Feb 2008 Slightly hazy amber coloured with a frothy, off-white head. Big aroma of grassy, spicy hops. Sweet caramel balancing mouth puckering hops and a warming alcohol finish. Extremely good.

Dark Star Six Hop

6.50% ABV.

We have tried this beer 41 times.

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

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