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Hop Back Brewery
Not open to the public (as far as I know)
Unit 21-24 Batten Road
Downton Industrial Estate
Salisbury SP5 3HU
Telephone: +44 (0) 1725 510986
Brewer: John Gilbert
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Opened: 1991

Annual Production: 16,000 bbl

U.S. Importer: Shelton Brothers

Updated: October 5, 2014

Beer List

  • 3.50% abv.

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    6.00% abv.
    • Date: December 1, 2006 (#6180)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 20 points
      Appearance (3)
      Nice bright red. Moderate dense head.
      Aroma (4)
      Lots of nutmeg and ginger. Fruity coriander and sweet caramel malt.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Medium body, nicely smooth. Rich caramel malt base and a very tasty mildly bitter hoppiness are very well-balanced with the just-bigger-than-subtle spices. The label lists cinnamon, coriander, and nutmeg, and they're all there.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Excellent beer. "Bottle conditioned ale".

  • English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
    5.00% abv.
    • Date: September 16, 2007 (#6641)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Dundee Dell, Omaha NE
      Score: 15½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Deep golden. Very hazy. Thick head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Huge grassy-tart hops. Some citrus.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light body, extremely fizzy. Mild sweet malt, massive grassy hop flavor. Fairly bitter. Dry finish.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • Herb and Spice Beer
    4.20% abv.

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    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
    5.00% abv.
    • Gold Medal, 1996 Beauty of Hops
    • Date: March 23, 2004 (#5253)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Flanagan's Stop and Shop, Appleton WI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep golden. Hazy. Thick head. Huge honey-like aroma, with fruity hops. Medium body, fairly fizzy. Huge wheat flavor, and lots of fruity hops. Mildly bitter. Finishes sweet and clean.