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London Fields Hackney Hopster (4.9%)

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Formerly brewed at London Fields
Style: American Pale Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Regular; available in 330ml & 500ml bottles and cask. Previously 4.7%.
Note: Replaced by a new version at 4.2% and with a different recipe in late 2012.
Our very first beer and still our most popular. A bright, citrussy, tropical fruit filled pale ale with generous amounts of New Zealand hops. Lip-smacking and extremely refreshing.
Hops: Bittering – Progress. Aroma – Motueka and Nelson Sauvin


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’12. Gold with white head. This is a real hop monster and very good because of it. There is a lightish maltiness but a crunching hop impact, passion fruit and apricot, good depth, bitter, drying. Really pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1294) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
A cloudy orange due to yeast sediment, and a head that lasts nicely leaving impressive lacing. Aroma is a little grassy hop but mainly Um Bongo. That’s a tropical fruit juice from the UK. Or the Congo, according to its packaging. Anyway. Taste is really hoppy with a citrus streak and a dry finish. This is great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1849) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Really surprised by some of the lower ratings on this. Bottle from Kris Wines. Colour is light hazy orange, light fluffy foam head. Nose is sherberty orange, tangerine, floral, tropical fruit. Taste is tangerine, tropical fruit, caramel malt and a grapefruity bitter citrous finish. Body is light to medium. Realy like this, was great with spicy food. This’ll be regular for me, would like to compare it on cask.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6610) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Cask at Bree Louise with Sarah. Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of pine hop with a hint of grass backed by a note of biscuit. Flavor has a nice pine hop with a hint of resin and a grain backbone. Easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
Cask gravity at Sebright Arms Hackney. Orange amber colour slight haze disappearing white head. Tropical fruit aroma. Yes quite hoppy bitterness on finish. Yes there is Nelson Sauvin on finish. Some earthynesd to the finish. Pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8327) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 13/10/12. Pale golden with a thin white head. Light tropical fruit nose, hops, sweet grapefruit and a little pine. Hop forward flavour profile, grapefruit, pine and a little peppery. Medium bodied with fine carbonation lending towards a bitter finish. Decent hoppy stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6067) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
(Cask at Southampton Arms, Kentish Town, London, 19 April 2012) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity nose with orange, apricots and grainy malt. Malty, fruity taste with notes of grainy malt, orange, dried apricots and fresh hops in a finish with a decent bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Doric Arch London. A bronze coloured beer which pours mostly headless. Sticky orangey hops. Notes of marmalade. Served too warm, but a decent hop profile does come through the shadows. Long finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10781) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle at The Queens Head, London. Pours clear, rich gold with a foamy, white head. A bit of lightly toasted malts in the nose, some straw. Light to medium sweet flavor, light tang to the malts, some wet hay. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Bready malt finish, some leafy bitterness, dough, toast, faint citrus. Decent beer, though nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1179) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle from Oddbins West Hampstead. An orange-tinged ale, not much of a head. Smooth fruity hop flavours, orange, citrus. Not a hop bomb, but a well balanced hoppy pale ale. It just lacked a touch of crunch and freshness in the hop to be really really good, but very enjoyable.


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