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Woods Hopping Mad

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Brewed by Woods
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Craven Arms, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Spring. Also available bottle conditioned all year.
Hopping Mad uses just one single hop variety, Progress, to achieve its appealing aroma, its pleasingly bitter taste and its delightful sparkle. We believe the result is uniquely enjoyable. So did the judges at the Beauty of Hops Awards, who awarded it a Silver Medal.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2226) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
It’s all very well to name your beer ’hopping mad’, but if you do so, you should apart from the happy bunny on the label also have some nice hops in the beer. This ESB lacks on hopping, it’s a bit flat and malty, not very bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5362) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
50cl bottle from ABCBeers. Very thin white head. Low carbonation. Clear golden pour. Very little bitterness. I’ve had better ESB’s

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2304) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
500 ml bottle at home, poured into a Guinness pint. ABV 4.7% Pours a light amber coloured beer, with a small and thin head, slighty off-white in colour, with very low retention. Some foam persisits and creates small foam islands on the surface. Aroma of caramel, cookie dough, floral notes. Taste is sweet and malty at the beginning but it turns quickly to a light bitterness, with good duration. Some caramel and floral notes again. Medium thin body, soft carbonation. Overall good, it has started to become a malt bomb since it is past it’s BB date, but it still holds up quite good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hallinghansen (2053) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle @ bandlys blålys. Clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma is honey and hops. Flavour is bitter hops and grain.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, grass and pine. Flavour is malt, earthy, grass and pine. Thin body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (1353) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2013
50cl bottle. Golden/clear brown with small head. Nose : flower and fruity aromas, ginger cookie. Sip : water like body with delicate oily texture. Light carbonation. Sweet bread and ginger cookie start. A bit sour and unpleasant aftertaste. Delicate bitter end with metallic notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2211) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2013
Clear copper color with small white foam ring. Aroma is quite hoppy, so is taste. Nice bitter beer. Aftertaste is dry, wheaty. (Velp 201304)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (804) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a clear reddish colour with small head. Aroma is of hops, hap and grass. Tastes of hops and Malta but no complexity. Wouldn’t have again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle@Home. Orange, herbal, toffee aroma. Light amber, off-white head, fair lace. Caramel, herbal, sweet, bitter. Medium body. Bitter yes, hoppy no. Bit boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (693) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber ale with a sweet, floral nose. Bittersweet with a soft elderflower and grapefruit taste. Short finish. Drinkable but not anything special.


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