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


on tap

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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2010
A little hazy golden colored beer, with a thick foamy off white head. The aroma of hops with fruits and some caramel malts. The taste is bitter of hops with fruits like citrus and some orange. In the back are some spices. The aftertaste is dry, bitter with spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with small white head. Medium carbonation though the head disappears pretty quickly. Aromas os sweet malt and perhaps a little caramel. Not much in the way of hop aromas as would have expected. Flavours are once again sweet malt with some honey. Again not much flavour from the hops though there is some bitterness on the finish and a somewhat resiny after taste. Body is a little thin especially nears the end. An OK ale but was hoping for a little more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2009
Good ead carbonation is strong enough,clear amber pour,aroma fruit note malty, flavour dry bitter and hoppy fruit tastes(citric)a bit of tang but fairly one way stuff alright,finish sweet malt hop fruityness and bitter,boring ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2009
Clear orangey golden body with short lasting head. A little bit dusty on the nose then sweetish malts. Pleasant bitterness in the taste, a little one dimensional though, low to medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2009
bottle. Cloudy golden yellow, mid-sized fluffy head. Very shy fruity nose. Not as fruity as suggested by the aroma, but still fairly fruity. Hints of peach and green apple. Good malty background and some aromatic and bitter hops in the lingering finish. Overall with a yeasty character that reminded me of a German Hefeweizen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2009
[1733-20080928] 500mL bottle. Fruity orange hops aroma. Hazy, medium orange brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter evergreen and fruity orange hops flavour has some needles thrown in. Medium body is a little bitter. Fairly mild but enjoyable.
<i>(c/o DuctTape, w/ him, jerc)</i>
<i>Overheard: "It’s like a sweaty indigent rolled in a bed of flowers."</i>

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
2008-09-28. Hazy golden orange. Sweaty floral hops in the aroma, grassy notes develop. (5+) Flavour is pleasantly bitter, light earthy malt touches. Fairly mild, dilute flavour. Average to thin bodied. Meh. Inoffensive but unexciting. Bottle Shared by DuctTape

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 13, 2008
Botella. Pours a hazy darkish orange colour with a medium white head. Hoppy bit yeasty and caramellic aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is fruity with mild bitter hops , some caramel and a soft maltiness. Dry hoppy bit fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is subdued fruity and mild caramel malt. Flavour holds a mild fruity note to a classic medium sweet caramel malt. Goes into more orange fruity finish with a slowly building bitterness. Ends dry,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 3, 2008
Thx for a grand tasting, Chris_o :) Amber, no head, notes of fruit, yeast, ables, malt, little bit bitter, no after taste, lifeless.

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