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Swannay (formerly Highland) Island Hopping

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Nelson ArmsTonbridge, Kent21 Feb 2024
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London16 Nov 2019
The New InnCanterbury, Kent06 Sep 2019
The Marine HotelStonehaven, Aberdeenshire17 Jun 2019
Prince of WalesAberdeen, Aberdeenshire05 Jun 2019
The GrillAberdeen, Aberdeenshire01 May 2019
The Style & WinchMaidstone, Kent14 Jul 2017
Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar)Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire25 Sep 2014
Pharos Beer Festival 2014Dover, Kent05 Sep 2014
Kent Beer Festival 2014Canterbury, Kent18 Jul 2014
The Guildford ArmsEdinburgh, Edinburgh, City of04 Jul 2014
The Archibald SimpsonAberdeen, Aberdeenshire30 Apr 2014
Leyton TechnicalLeyton, Greater London22 Jan 2014
29 Bar and Kitchen (formerly Hugo's at the Coast).Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear22 Nov 2013
six°northAberdeen, Aberdeenshire31 Jul 2013
Newton ArmsNewtonhill, Aberdeenshire15 Jun 2013
The PubLeicester, Leicestershire26 Apr 2013
CarriagesAberdeen, Aberdeenshire21 Feb 2013
Blue LampAberdeen, Aberdeenshire19 Feb 2013
Holborn WhippetHolborn, Central London20 Aug 2012
BacchusNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear21 Aug 2011
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent02 May 2011
BoathouseWylam, Northumberland13 Oct 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.

Nelson Arms, Tonbridge, Kent

Philip PirripGood21 Feb 2024 Suspect nearing end of cask

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried16 Nov 2019

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried06 Sep 2019

The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried17 Jun 2019
McGargleNot Tried06 Mar 2019
McGargleNot Tried07 Jun 2017
McGargleNot Tried07 Nov 2016
McGargleGood16 Dec 2015 Fresh and zingy.
McGargleNot Tried28 May 2014
McGargleNot Tried24 Feb 2014
McGargleGood08 Sep 2012 Just missed Rune but this was a good substitute.
McGargleNot Tried23 Jan 2011

Prince of Wales, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried05 Jun 2019
McGargleNot Tried05 Jun 2019

The Grill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried01 May 2019

The Style & Winch, Maidstone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried14 Jul 2017

Krakatoa (formerly The Moorings Bar), Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleGood25 Sep 2014
RayAcceptable15 Jul 2010 Poured a light straw colour with a loose white head. Initial exciting burst of floral hops on the nose and in the mouth well balanced with a soft maltiness. All spoiled by phenolic hints in the finish.

Pharos Beer Festival 2014, Dover, Kent

BrianNot Tried05 Sep 2014

Kent Beer Festival 2014, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewGood18 Jul 2014 Light coloured. Hoppy. Bit of extra condition wouldn't go a miss. ...but nice.

The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

HSBExcellent04 Jul 2014

The Archibald Simpson, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleGood30 Apr 2014 Lacking the hop bite of previous examples.
McGargleExcellent20 Feb 2014 Light, crisp and hoppy.

Leyton Technical, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Jan 2014

29 Bar and Kitchen (formerly Hugo's at the Coast)., Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear

Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Nov 2013

six°north, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

RayNot Tried31 Jul 2013

Newton Arms, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire

RayNot Tried15 Jun 2013

The Pub, Leicester, Leicestershire

StuExcellent26 Apr 2013

Carriages, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleExcellent21 Feb 2013 Hoppy and quenching.

Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleGood19 Feb 2013 No pump clip to show that any real ale was available but a polite enquiry revealed that this hoppy favourite was 'on'. I do wonder why pubs who offer real ale sometimes don't promote them better.
McGargleAcceptable31 Oct 2010 Light hops still present but fruits to the fore as the cask drained.

Holborn Whippet, Holborn, Central London

Stephen HarrisExcellent20 Aug 2012 Gold colour. A lovely hoppy aroma. Intensely bitter hop flavour.

Bacchus, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

davidg83Not Tried21 Aug 2011
davidg83Good05 Aug 2011 Straw coloured. Sweet and malty smooth. Good body and served in good condition Lasting thin head. Decent stuff.

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

PedroNot Tried02 May 2011
PedroNot Tried01 May 2011
DosserExceptional01 May 2011 Everyone thought this was the beer of the day

Boathouse, Wylam, Northumberland

McGargleExcellent13 Oct 2010 Straw coloured with tight white head. Fresh aromas and citrus hops well balanced by light smooth malt.

Swannay (formerly Highland) Island Hopping

3.90% ABV.

We have tried this beer 17 times.

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

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