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Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Craven Arms, England
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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2012
cask at standing order ... amber ... thin white soft fruit nose ... juicy fruits ... little blackcurantt ... juicy malts ... light swetness ... really drinkable ... i like this a lot as a simple drinking beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14120) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2012
Cask handpull at County Hotel Ashford. Copper colour slight haze lasting cream head. Yes quite a hoppy bitter. In fact the hops are excellent. Very good butter that is bitter and hoppy. Nice. Could do with a bit more backbone but it has some ok bischit and that finishing hop us fresh and biting. Good

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13788) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Cask at KŘ07. Copper colour, small head. A quite flavourful bitter with a good rough sourness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogreface (1345) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 13, 2012
De Bierkoning, Amszterdam. Szép, világos vörösréz színe van, tetején egy közepes, tejszínhab szerűen krémes habbal, ami hamar vékonnyá válik, de az végig kitart. Illata fás, élesztős, kissé zöldséges és zöld komlós. Íze vajas, zöld körtés, gyümölcsös, malátás, gyógynövényes, amin lassan teljesen eluralkodik a kesernyés komló. Vékony teste van de nem tűnik vizesnek, közepesen buborékos. Utóíze gyümölcsös, határozottan keserű és igen száraz. Most egy jó kis házi pizza után, igen jólesik, szinte érzem, hogy tépi szét a bőven adagolt, zsíros holland sajtokat a gyomromban. Kellemes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours a lightly hazy gold with a creamy, off-white cap. Creamy malt nose with hints of toast and caramel. Light to medium sweet flavor with notes of toffee, , light toast, some leafy and dirty bitters. Light bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Mild sweet toffee finish with lasting light grassy and leafy hops. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (600) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2003
mild hoppy nose, dark bronze hue with a good head, nutty and hoppy, the Progress hops are prevalent, sharp bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2004
Bottle. I got a lot of citrus and orange in this, some sherbert. I also found it quite smooth and fairly light.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 19/05/2004 Golden coloured with hoppy and citrus aromas. Slightly bitter dry lasting finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2007
Cask at Cockney Pub. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Nice but a little soapy. Heavy bitter fantastic flavor. Quite woody!. Long bitter finsh. Creamy and dry palate. Wonderfull ESB.


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