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


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.

gruberm's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gruberm (329) - - SEP 21, 2013
It’s a joke, get it? Hipster is like hopster and you find hipster in hackney. amber clear color. floral and grassy aromas. Sweet and bitter taste. Nice beer but leaves my mouth a little too dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2145) - 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 (291) - SINGAPORE - 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 (7000) - 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 (6212) - 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 (3241) - 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 (3599) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nilsas (2321) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Bitter og søtlig duft av mandarin. Dunkel gulbrun farge. Tykt hvitt skum. Smak av humle, malt og mandarin med en liten bitter avslutning. Godt og forfriskende.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (21283) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Keg at SBWF. Hazy pale amber, small head. Citrus and dill up front. Dry with clean mouthfeel and light body. Some citrus, but quite generic. Mid bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Draught@SBWF2014. Orangeish amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, wooden, grassy and mild nectary notes. Flavour is earthy, dusty, some bitterness with mild floral and sweet malty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Hazy amber with a small white head. Soft with hay, light fruit, citrus and some bread. I guess this will work better on a hot summer day.

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