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

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RATINGS: 70   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gruberm (326) - - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (2781) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koning_Daan (117) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen1 (2306) - 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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5155) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (4956) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. Hazy deep golden to orange colour, moderate white head. Strong sweetish unfresh aroma of stale jam and rotting white grapes. The flavour is somewhat better, decent hops with an acceptable bitterness in the finish.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Holmen2 (689) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Dark golden, slightly hazy. Cellar and moulded orange marmelade in aroma. Bitter, off-season, oranges in taste. Some sweetness. Unfresh.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Cask at The Windsor Castle, Battersea on 29 March 2013. Poured a hazy golden colour, with a thin white head. Strong aroma of floral and citrusy hops with a note of caramel. Initial flavours of satsuma, pine and biscuity malt. Finish was straw, resin and some bitter grapefruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JimmyBoy74 (162) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
Pint på lokal i London. Bärnstensfärgad. Doftar massor av persilogodis. Smakar inte lika mycket men har en fin bätska.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (6140) - 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 (210) - 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


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