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London Fields Hackney Hopster (4.2%)

Brewed by London Fields
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Regular; available in cask, keg & 500ml bottles.
Note: New version from late 2012 with lower abv and different recipe.
The Hackney Hopster is a debonair young chap of a pacific pale ale. Dressed in Motueka and Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand, the Hopster shows off flavours of grapefruit, lemon zest and gooseberry. With a dry and fresh finish, you may find yourself wanting to hang out with this beer more often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2103) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail [130814]
Deep orange, hazy, big frothy fluffy white head, good lacing
Aroma of sweet fruits, tropical fruits, mango, orange, soft berries, soft sweet fruit jam
Taste as aroma, sweet fruity pale malts, tropical fruits, citrus zest, some bitter spicy hops, grapefruit
Palate - soft carb, medium to full body, rather claggy, powdery and floury which spoils it, sweet fruity malts, lots of bitter zest. FInish is zesty bitter, sticky sweet citrus, lingering bitter hop
Overall - Lot of flavour in this but the texture is too claggy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3289) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Keg @ the brewpub. Reddish orange amber, good head. Resin hop aroma. Dry orange peel flavour. Sharp with bitter aftertaste. IPA / amber ale hybrid

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3128) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
Hazy dark blond colour. Aroma is sweet, honeyed. Flavour is tart by comparison. Tart, yeasty, bitter. Lacks the promised ’freshness’ of a Pacific Pale Ale. Can’t believe I spent £2.80 on a half pint of this :-(

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (419) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle - pours amber with a whisp of a white head. Aroma of orange, malt and lightly roasted malt. Taste of smoke, toast and malts. Earth and a little grassy. Medium body, high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5131) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Tap @ Union Tavern near Westbourne Park, medium sample, served in a half pint glass. Almost clear golden color, short head. Aroma of citrussy and grapefrutiy hop, some biscuity malt. Bit citrussy bitterness. Quite clean and crisp. Easy drinking, refreshing. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4254) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Draft - Pale mats and tropical fruit. Cloudy gold with a nice white head. Grainy bitterness with some tropical fruit in the background. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3000) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail
hazy dark luminous orange amber with fluffy beige head collapsing to lacing. Flinty, grapeskins. Oatcakes, red berries. full bodied, dry, pithy digestive biscuit

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koning_Daan (118) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
On tap @ ye olde cock pub in london. Dark golden not much head. Not so appealing aroma. Taste is fine,balanced, hoppy. Abit dull and bland but enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen1 (2473) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Fra flaske på RBHD-treff ombord på Fridtjofen mai-14: fint film/gardinskum. Aroma av muggent syltetøy sier Sigmund. Eller bare citrusfrukter som har ligget for lengeute i solvarmen? Golden ales er ofte noe endimensjonale men allikevel friske og lett å drikke. Denne tenderer mot det ufriske, men allikevel bedre enn aromaen bar bud om.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5297) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours hazy golden with a tiny white head. Aroma is strong, unfresh cellar and resiny hops. Taste is a tad better, harsh light sweet marmelade, with a pleasant fruity addition, clean mouthfeel, high carbonated.

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