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London Fields Hackney Hopster (4.2%)

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

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Medium white lasting head. Slightly hazy amber body. Funky earthy barnyard aroma with salty notes. Dryish earthy funky lemongrass taste with spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish resiny funky cow dung aftertaste with spicy lemony fruity notes. It’s not bad, but too much cow dung for my tastes. (0.237l draft at Truscott Arms, London.)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pricey290483 (79) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
really liked this beer recommended by the barmaid and can’t fault her taste i thought this was a very nice very hoppy beer i am starting to think i wish i had got some bottles to take away

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
renffisch (723) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Keg @ the Goat High Ken. Very hazy dark orange colour, metallic citrus nose. Weak body and somewhat watery palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle - BBE Apr 2014; Drank Jan 2014 - BCA; yeasty sediment - Hazy Amber Gold in colour. Fruity; grapefruit and tangerine citrus and a hint of gooseberry. Hoppy; grassy and floral hops. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Moderately bitter fruity citrus hoppy and quite dry throughout. Decent, particularly for relatively low ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4654) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Cask at the brewery tap. Light amber, lasting head. Citrussy hop nose, some toffee, but very bitter overall. Enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (2175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2014
On tap at the Red Squirrel. Pours clear gold, thick white head. Aromas of grapefruit and pale malt - lots of pale malt for a ’hoppy’ beer. Taste has more malt, veyr light bitterness. Light to medium body, creamy texture, dry finish. Not bad, but not that hoppy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2014
On tap at the Red Squirrel. Appearance - ruby to orange with a decent head. A touch cloudy. Nose - toffee and some orange. Taste - pale malt plus a citrus finish probably grapefruit. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - well made if a bit underwhelming. The name had me expecting a bit more bitterness.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (459) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 24, 2014
Aroma: Caramel, toasty, resin, medium hoppiness Appearance: Light copper, slightly hazy body, effervescent. Small white head. Lacing. Long lasting. Flavour: High bitterness, light sweetness, lingering bitterness. resiny flavours, Palate: Creamy mouth-feel, medium-high carbonation. Overall: A lot more bitter in taste than what the aroma suggested. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 14B. American IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (976) - SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Impressively hazy rich golden, thin scuffed white head. Dusty melon, light grapefruit stuffed sock. Soft lemon, nice grassy edge to inititial taste. Swoop of light milky malt. Almost over moderate carbonation. Dulled dry finish, loud peppery linger.

Keg, Red Squirrel

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MissPxx (167) - - FEB 18, 2014
Amber colour. Smells mildly hoppy. Fruity and hoppy aroma with a bitter and heavy lingering aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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