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


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RATINGS: 118   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5317) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2007
500 ml bottle. Hazy dark orange body with a rather small white head. Relatively vague hoppy aroma, but delicate. Flavor is rather bitter with a nice malty sweetness. Medium body. A nice but rather plain hoppy ale that improves after a few more sips. Interesting and a bit different.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5987) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2007
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. Bottle conditioned. Hazy golden brown colour, moderate head. Unusual sweetish aroma, jam, cooked vegetables, hay. Malty flavour with a noticeable sweetness, some caramel and fruit, and a distinct "bite" from the Progress hops in the finish and aftertaste. Not bad at all!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
Bottled. Slightly hazy amber coloured. Aroma of burnt plastic. Very sharp and unclean flavour. Undrinkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
berkshirejohn (5395) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2006
Bottle: poured a cloudy orange-brown, with a trace of off-white head - not very appealing to look at. Aroma of stale biscuit, watery with burnt malt to start followed by s atridently bitter hop finish. Hopefully just a bad bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2006
Poured from the bottle, a golden copper, slightly cloudy and some carbonation. The head is off-white and patchy. A spritzy fuit hop aroma - citrus and peach. Juicy malt flavours with some caramal notes and fruits at the front of the mouth. An even bitterness all the way through in the medum bodied mouthfeel. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2006
Bottled. Golden with a diminishing white head. Sediments in the bottle, but they stayed there. Metallic notes in the aroma, along with hops and some malt. Malty flavor with a quite pronounced bitterness and a citric background. Medium body and a light bitter finish. Flavor improves towards the end of the bottle, but it is a bit too one-dimentional all the way. (060624)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (11067) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2006
Bottled: Orange coloured. Light unclear. Small off white quickly diminishing head. Fruits, light herbs and a light sweetness in the aroma. Flavour of caramel, sweetness, light yeast and light fruits. A bit bland. Medium bodied and light citric and dry mouthfeel. Is light bitter in the end with distinct fruit and caramel notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours amber golden with a slight haze - no head. Fresh and fruity nose. Medium-bodied, fruity - lightly citrusy - sort of vitamin C like. Light bitter finish. Quite fresh and nice. 090606

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (8702) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2006
Picked up a bottle from Malvern Spring show 13-05-06. Amber beer pours with a small white head, bit malty hoppy in the finish and reasonable all told but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2006
Cask conditioned @ Guide Dog, Soton. Hoppy aroma, straw and unusual fennel. Dryly malty with moderate hoppy finish which had a slight rasping quality on an already sore throat - making it seem hoppier than it was.

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