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%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s laid back Friday night tasting.
Dirty gold with a very slight film topping. Full on grain and wheat with some slight hops in the background. Slight diacetyl. Some malt. Tarty, almost acrid finish. Rather lifeless in the mouth. NEXT!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy orangey amber with a small head. Fruity aroma. Quite bitter flavours with good fruitiness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2008
Murky orange amber pour with a white rim of suds. Aroma faintly piney hop with a hint of tropical fruit (pineapple), tea leaf, sweet buttery malt and vanilla. Gently citrussy flavour with tea, lemon and soapy pine. Firm hop finish with biscuity afters. Reasonable hoppy bitter nudging towards unfiltered Bohemian Pilsener territory.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Laegraid (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2007
An ok beer, with caramel and a hoppy/perfume aroma. Had a nice palate with a sweet beginning and bitter in the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7310) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2007
Medium offwhite fine-laced foam. Amber body with small particles, somewhat hazy. Faint hoppy tea aroma. Delicate dry-and-sweet fruity resiny hoppy taste. Body is medium. Some malts and tea, but shoved into the background by the powerful hops. Good balance, though. Dry metallic fruit and wood aftertaste. Quite unusual, but very nice. (0.5l bottle from Centra.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2007
Bottle. Coarse, big-bubbled greyish head. Misty light orange-brown colored body. Discreet aroma of apples and pale malts. Caramel and herbs in the background. Taste is fairly sweet malts without the promising ’hopping mad’ signature. Some hopbitterness appears towards the end. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11352) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2007
500ml bottle from Centra Colosseum, Oslo. Hazy orange body topped by a slowly fading, white head. Fruity aroma, a bit oily. Smooth hops in flavour with a dry malty touch. Rounded bitter finish (13.11.2007).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2007
500 ml bottle. Hazy amber color, nice off-white head. Fruity, sweet malt, hops. Medium body. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2007
Bottle from Centra, Majorstuen. Hazy golden ale, the hops giving a piney aroma and a fine bitterness. A bit yeasty, perhaps, but this is a very decent beer. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2007
Bottle. Clear medium amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange, lemon, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (040907)

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