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London Fields Hackney Hopster (4.2%)

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


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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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
leaparsons (9543) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016
Bottle, Wine Tavern, Leicester. Hazy golden with a white head. Bready with sweet tropical fruit and citrus rind. Yeasty with clean grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (2791) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Keg in the Jam Factory, Oxford. Pours amber with a frothy off white head. Not a lot of aroma. The taste is light spice with pie bitterness. Not quite hoppy enough, but still decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (2516) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2015 On tap at the brewpub, pours a near clear light honey color and a dense cream head. The smell is malty and tropical fruity. The taste is spice, tropical fruit ending with citrus and dryness. Light in body with active, tight carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2025) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Keg from a stall at Borough Market. Pale amber with a moderate white head and light fizz. Citrus and pine hops; definite elderflower too. But the hops aren’t overdone and there’s a little bit of sweet malt to balance, giving a tasty and refreshing yet satisfying beer. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2446) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with a thin white head, light malt aroma with some citrus fruits, taste is light bitterness and hoppy with a dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (636) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Draught pint at The Goat Tavern, Mayfair. Hazy (very) with a marmalade colour. Thick white head - lasts. Aroma of apricot and hops. Medium body and carbonation. Bitter flavour - citrus (grapefruit and lemon) with malt and hops running through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (9559) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Draft at Old Ship Inn, Hackney. Pours hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of grassy and weedy hops with some fruit. Flavour is light sweet and light heavy bitter. Light medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (7663) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2014
21/XI/14 - on tap @ London Fields Tap Room (London) - BB: n/a (2014-1366)

Clear dark blond beer, creamy off-white head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very faint, close to nothing. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: some citrus, pretty bitter, bit grassy, spicy. Aftertaste: bitter, dry, hoppy, bit medicinal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5463) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Cask at the Fitzrovia. Pale orange, still, pretty clear, small white head. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is light with mango pulp, rose water, a soft bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (5737) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Backlog rating. Tap at the brewery tap room, London. It pours a hazy pale straw color with a medium white head. Aroma is citrusy and hoppy, with grapefruit peel, grass, lemon leaves. Taste is medium bitter with notes of grass, grains, grapefruit, citrus peel, hay and pine cones. Finishes dry and bitter, Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, not bad

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