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An extremely pleasant bitter, straw coloured beer with a terrific fresh, hoppy aroma. Probably the beer to receive the most awards in Britain!

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Summer Lighting

ABV 5% | Allergen: Barley Malt

A trendsetter in the brewing industry; the original Summer ale brewed all year round. An extremely pleasant, straw coloured beer with a terrific fresh, hoppy aroma. This, coupled with an intense bitterness, leads to an excellent long, dry finish. Probably the beer to receive the most awards in Britain!

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Crop Circle

ABV 4.2% | Allergens: Barley Malt

Gluten Free

The subtle blend and aroma of bittering hops give a crispness on the tongue which is delicately fruit, before giving way to some dryness.

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GFB

ABV 3.5% | Allergen: Barley Malt

GFB, our golden best and our founder John Gilbert’s First Brew over 30 years ago. A hoppy aroma and packed full of the best East Kent Golding hops to give a light clean finish. Tasted to destruction by our brewers!

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Citra

ABV 4% | Allergen: Barley Malt, Wheat Malt

Brewed with American Citra hops, this golden thirst-quenching ale has a lemony, grape-fruity aftertaste with a crisp dry bitterness, making your taste buds yearn for more.

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Taiphoon

ABV 4.2% | Allergen: Barley Malt

A fantastic pale gold beer made from a complex blend of hops, malt and maize with the addition of coriander and lemongrass. This beer has a delicate flowery, hop aroma and a spicy zing on the palate which makes it excellent with spicy food.

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Entire Stout

ABV 4.5% | Allergen: Barley Malt, Wheat Malt, Oats

Suitable for Vegans

A rich, award winning stout with a strong dark roasted malt flavour. The use of oats gives a creamy, long, smooth aftertaste that lingers on the palate with rich after notes.

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Our seasonal beers are brewed in 9 gallon casks only and distributed to discerning outlets. To try these beers please visit your nearest Hop Back pub or speak to your local pub about getting one on as a guest beer.

Our Seasonal Beers

Please check our shop for availability.

October

Hopfest

ABV 4.5%

East Kent Goldings, Citra, Celeia and Pioneer hops give this feisty blonde ale great lip-smacking flavour. This beer goes down a treat every time we brew it.

October to January

Winter Lightning

ABV 5.5%

By popular demand, our “winter warmer” is back. Brewed with Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops plus a few delicate spices, this chestnut ale is deceptively drinkable!

October & November

Red Ember

ABV 4.6%

Our dark, strong, malty winter brew returns. Deep red in colour with a rich flavour, hints of chocolate and a spicy finish of ginger and coriander.

December

Elf & Hoppiness

ABV 3.9%

By popular demand, our “winter warmer” is back. Brewed with Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops plus a few delicate spices, this chestnut ale is deceptively drinkable!

December

Pickled Santa

ABV 6.0%

A full bodied festive offering. Seasonal spices of coriander, cinnamon and nutmeg, combined with the best of English malts and hops.

February

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Slovenian Rhapsody

ABV 4.0%

Amazing Slovenian hops give this golden session ale a crisp bitterness, a deliciously hoppy flavour and a seductive flowery nose. You’ll want to try this again and again!

April

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Dragon’s Breath

ABV 4.0%

A pale ruby bitter with a breath of fire. Dragon’s Breath contains a hint of chilli, just enough to warm the cockles of any Knight’s heart.

July

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Yakima Blonde

ABV 4.2%

The Yakima Valley in Washington State is legendary for its powerful hops. We celebrate the best of the season with this quaffable pale ale bursting with sweet nectar and citrus fruit.

May

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Hop Medley

ABV 3.9%

A light blonde ale made with a careful blend of English (Pioneer), Slovenian (Styrian Goldings) and American (Citra) hops. A heady combination of citrus flavours and a light spicy finish.

February

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Back Row

ABV 4.6%

A strong best bitter from the Hop Back team: ruby coloured with a deep malty flavour, backed up with a strong hoppy finish. There’s bound to be a scrum at the bar! Other nations’ kit also available.

August

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Groovy Mover

ABV 4.6%

Golden Ale with a strong bitterness, clean, refreshing and moreish. A rich and hoppy flavour with a perfect dry finish.

June

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Hop Back Best Bitter

ABV 3.9%

A perfect traditional best bitter. Expect a burnished copper colour, strong malty flavour and a clean finish. Brewed with all English ingredients.

September

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John Barleycorn Bitter

ABV 4.3%

A pale ruby bitter with a strong English hop character. Named after the folk song which celebrates the end of the Spring barley harvest. A fantastic rich malty beer, celebrating the best of home grown ingredients.

October

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Back Row

ABV 4.6%

A strong best bitter from the Hop Back team: ruby coloured with a deep malty flavour, backed up with a strong hoppy finish. There’s bound to be a scrum at the bar! Other nations’ kit also available.

March

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Spring Zing

ABV 4.2%

Hops from all over Europe feature in a fantastic beer made from maize, wheat and barley malts. It all adds up to one of our most popular session beers, really pale but with a huge aromatic punch.

April

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Mosaic

ABV 4.5%

Hops from all over Europe feature in a fantastic beer made from maize, wheat and barley malts. It all adds up to one of our most popular session beers, really pale but with a huge aromatic punch.