Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale, Thornbridge Brewery, United Kingdom; Odell Brewing, Fort Collins
Style: Double-extra pale ale
ABV: 8.9 percent
Serving Type: 750 mL bottle
Malty? Hoppy? The best of both.
Reviewed: May 2012
Too often, people don't think of beer as something fit for special-occasion drinking. Instead, it is the watered-down swill we consume at baseball games or around the campfire. That's fine, but the next time you are invited to dinner, try bringing a not-so-typical beer for the host. You'll make new friends and strengthen old relationships, trust us.
For those special occasions, Pond Hopper, Odell's latest collaboration with UK-based Thornbridge Brewing, is a good place to start. The label boasts that by using English malts and American hops, the brew takes cues from the countrys' best ingredients. That's a diplomatic statement, but accurate. The beer is a peachy-gold color with lots of carbonation and a very fruity nose that is balanced out by the hops.
Would we buy it again? Invite us over. We'll bring it.
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