Brewed by Badger (Hall & Woodhouse)
Style: Bitter
Blandford Forum, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
"Bound to satisfy".
Current description: Hopping Hare is thrice hopped with three types of hop used during the brewing process. Aromatic Goldings and Cascade combine to provide an uplifting citrus-grapefruit and floral aroma, whilst First Gold carries the bitterness. The effect is a refreshing ale with a unique hoppy aroma and well-balanced bitterness that is bound to satisfy! It is a terrific match with roast lamb and spicy Thai dishes!
Previous description: Triple hopped - Super Styrian hops added twice to the coppers then Styrian Goldings added.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MustangMarkF (237) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2012
500ml Bottle. The was brewed firstly as a seasonal bottle but its success has meant that its avaiable all year round - usually from your local tesco. Dont let that put you off tho -this is my 1st choice session bottled beer. Theres nothing stand out brilliant about it - it just has a bautifully clean moderate taste. Somehow it just hits all the right buttons with me for a beer to drink all night. Its aroma is hoppy, zesty critusy (grapefruit) with a hint or two of flowers and mild toffee. Appearance is a golden nectar with a medium off white lasting (but not creamy) head, Taste, you get hit with a creamy malt as it enters the mouth and this passes throu a slightly biscuity phase to grapefruit and then to hops and back to malt bfore exitting through a slight bitterness. Sublime... and after typing that review I want one and I want it now!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtronSeige (1086) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 20, 2014
Aroma: Honey, biscuit, floral, citrus, Appearance: Clear dark gold body. Medium white head. Good retention. Flavour: Bready, toasty, medium-hop flavours, floral. Medium-high bitterness, lingering. Light sweetness. Palate:medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Refreshing, nice, flavourful. I WANT MORE! Could do with a bit less carbonation (or an aggressive pour). 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1081) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a clear mid-golden colour, with a medium white head, which lasts fairly well, leaving a decent film of lace. Floral aromas abound on the nose courtesy of the Goldings, along with some sweetish lemon zest and some light biscuity malt. There is a strong citrus hop presence to start, with lemon juice and peel notes, as well as some mild floral hints. The hops develop even further into an IPA-esque grapefruit flavour. There is some mild biscuit and grainy malt in the body, with a dry and refreshing hoppy finish. This is very strongly hopped for a bitter, yet using English aromatic varieties, so it does maintain the character of a bitter. An original, highly refreshing and eminently drinkable ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Fruity with bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2007
Bottled exclusively for Sainsburys ( or so it says on the label) .Golden, clear and hoppy.Poured with a small head. Sharp and refreshing.Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roaaaaar (2) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012 does not count
Bags of floral aroma, citrusy tones and lots of hops. Lacking some bitterness. Overall refreshing but not weak on taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6194) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Pours in light amber with a strong, stable head. Aroma of fresh hay, malt and peaches, Taste of lemon curd, roses and apricots. Slightly bitter finish. Very refreshing, best beer of the day yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle from Tesco. A light golden ale, with a good white head. Good hop flavour, toffee/caramel/butterscotch. Most enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
Pours a pale brown/amber colour - identical in appearance to the fursty ferret and golden champion I have in clear bottles alongside this. As expected, floral hop aromas dominate - grapefruit, tonic water, marigolds. Shallow, creamy, bitter head. Slight sweetness in the taste honey like but the bitter hop flavours give this an edge that a pale bitter like this with a modest alcohol content needs. Overall i really like this. Now to enjoy the rest with this curry...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ralphdot (1014) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
4.5% golden colour with a good head, fruity aroma, dry fruity taste, quite nice.

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