As much as I love an APA, I'm not sure I'd drink them in England when there were bitters to be sampled. Those last two look luscious.
The one from Dark Star was a riddle until I looked on the web site. The aroma was not too strong, others had more of an American hop aroma. The hop flavor was what was unique to me. The malt flavor was there, but not as biscuity/toasty as in the others. The lightly kilned Maris Otter is something I may have to look into. Was looking to try Dark Star beers, and it seemed this one was on in a lot of pubs. Didn't run into the Hophead, just saw an empty kilderkin on one pub patio wating to be picked up.
Mainly drank half pints to get as much variety as possible. There are so many new small brewers in the UK, it was as if I had never been there.
There are many beers in the UK using American hops now. I had one bitter that had Citra, for example.
The last 2 beers were at Fullers, of course. Those are more traditional. The Chiswick was full of English hop aromas. The Pride was malt. That is the way those are made to be.
One other note on Fullers. They Parti Gyle their beers, so they say. 70% of their production is Pride. Not much left over for the other beers.
Edit - these were all cask beers, served in good condition. Something to be said for how a beer comes across on cask.