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London Fields Hackney Hopster (4.9%)

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


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25451) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Cask (backlog). Golden colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is quite a bunch of floral and grassy hops, with some mild sweetish malts to go with it. Flavour is quite similar, but also has some bitter grassy and berryish notes to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
25th May 2012
Cloudy amber beer, tidy off white head. Light palate, dry. A little soft malt, trace of caramel. Mild orange hops with a whisper of pine. Dry finish. Mild bitter linger. Okay but a bit dry and lacking hop fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10211) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1793) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1706) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Cask at OPC Original Pub Company, not bad and well priced.. the nelson sauvin are present but not in your face, I would fancy this as an English IPA more than an APA but we’re splitting hairs. also tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2402) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17337) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13370) - 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.

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