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

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, 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 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
500ml Bottle: best before Sep 20013, poured into a UK pint sleeve @ home on 8th Dec 2012. Amber, clear and bright, sadly the head left before I had a chance to appreciate it (I hate that). I expected the nose and taste to be Hoppy, but it certainly isn’t overly hopped: the main aroma being caramel and other semi-sweet malts, as is the taste. The Progress hops do give the beer a crisp hop finish but there are not enough of them to take over from the dominant malts within the brew. I like malty beers and I enjoyed this, just thought it was going to be hoppy because of the name.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
charlotte (5173) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle.Dark golden colour with small white head.Aroma of sweet carmel and butter light mouthfeels and crispy fresh taste,flavor of hops and slight herbs and light mild finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brnandersen (3238) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2012
500 ml. bottle. Slightly hazy amber colour with a golden hue. Thin, bubbly off-white head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, resin and citrus hops. Taste is light sweet. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Finishes slightly bitter with resin hops, fruits and heather honey. An enjoyable bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (15469) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle @ Bandlys Blålys, Odense 2012. Pours clear dark golden with a off white head. Caramel, toffee and fruit. Medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (6508) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Retro review from Spring 2012 Wetherspoons Beer festival; this beer should be reported to trade descriptions the pump clip suggests hops, but I can’t find them smell them taste them. Other than that a decent English bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (4222) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle at home. Clear amber pour, thin white head. Aroma of black tea, grains and floral hops. Flavor has a bit of diacetyl, black tea and is very bitter. A bit one-dimensional.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2012
150612: Clear light colored single hop ale with a nice creamy beige foam that provides laces on the glass. Thin bitter, dry and light wood flavor. Missing aroma hops.


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