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.

onystrom's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - MAY 25, 2012
Clear light amber color with okay head. Bitter fresh flavor and nice hoppy flower taste. Butterscotch notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (4275) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2016
Cask @ Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours brown, little head. Aroma is lightly caramelised malt, vague hop. Taste is biscuit, caramel malt. One dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2016
Bottle from Appleyards Deli in Shrewsbury. This one is 4.4% so doubtful it’s ESB territory. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - caramel biscuits. Taste - quite sickly sweet toffee. Light biscuits but general lack of bittering to balance it. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that is just too sweet. Overall - too sweet to be very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 29 Mar 2012. Poured a clear copper colour, with a dense white head. Aroma of malt, some grass and grain. Caramel in the flavour, with passionfruit and hay. Finish was biscuit, toasted malt and mineral notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (4140) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (8982) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (4826) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hallinghansen (2841) - Odense SV, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfhodense (4789) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (2103) - Gdańsk, POLAND - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3827) - 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)

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