Brewed by Badger (Hall & Woodhouse)
Style: Bitter
Blandford Forum, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
"Bound to satisfy".
Current description: Hopping Hare is thrice hopped with three types of hop used during the brewing process. Aromatic Goldings and Cascade combine to provide an uplifting citrus-grapefruit and floral aroma, whilst First Gold carries the bitterness. The effect is a refreshing ale with a unique hoppy aroma and well-balanced bitterness that is bound to satisfy! It is a terrific match with roast lamb and spicy Thai dishes!
Previous description: Triple hopped - Super Styrian hops added twice to the coppers then Styrian Goldings added.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MustangMarkF (247) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2012
500ml Bottle. The was brewed firstly as a seasonal bottle but its success has meant that its avaiable all year round - usually from your local tesco. Dont let that put you off tho -this is my 1st choice session bottled beer. Theres nothing stand out brilliant about it - it just has a bautifully clean moderate taste. Somehow it just hits all the right buttons with me for a beer to drink all night. Its aroma is hoppy, zesty critusy (grapefruit) with a hint or two of flowers and mild toffee. Appearance is a golden nectar with a medium off white lasting (but not creamy) head, Taste, you get hit with a creamy malt as it enters the mouth and this passes throu a slightly biscuity phase to grapefruit and then to hops and back to malt bfore exitting through a slight bitterness. Sublime... and after typing that review I want one and I want it now!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtronSeige (1423) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 20, 2014
Aroma: Honey, biscuit, floral, citrus, Appearance: Clear dark gold body. Medium white head. Good retention. Flavour: Bready, toasty, medium-hop flavours, floral. Medium-high bitterness, lingering. Light sweetness. Palate:medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Refreshing, nice, flavourful. I WANT MORE! Could do with a bit less carbonation (or an aggressive pour). 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1181) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a clear mid-golden colour, with a medium white head, which lasts fairly well, leaving a decent film of lace. Floral aromas abound on the nose courtesy of the Goldings, along with some sweetish lemon zest and some light biscuity malt. There is a strong citrus hop presence to start, with lemon juice and peel notes, as well as some mild floral hints. The hops develop even further into an IPA-esque grapefruit flavour. There is some mild biscuit and grainy malt in the body, with a dry and refreshing hoppy finish. This is very strongly hopped for a bitter, yet using English aromatic varieties, so it does maintain the character of a bitter. An original, highly refreshing and eminently drinkable ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Fruity with bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5190) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2007
Bottled exclusively for Sainsburys ( or so it says on the label) .Golden, clear and hoppy.Poured with a small head. Sharp and refreshing.Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roaaaaar (2) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012 does not count
Bags of floral aroma, citrusy tones and lots of hops. Lacking some bitterness. Overall refreshing but not weak on taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6682) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Pours in light amber with a strong, stable head. Aroma of fresh hay, malt and peaches, Taste of lemon curd, roses and apricots. Slightly bitter finish. Very refreshing, best beer of the day yet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
I_LUV_BEER (223) - - MAY 21, 2016
Served in a tulip from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma is hops, citrus, grass. Taste is citrus, grapefruit with a subtle hoppy bitterness in the finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Nicely balanced, smooth and refreshing. Great ale for a hot summer day!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rozemalt (14) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle 500ml, helder en goudbruin van kleur, ruikt en smaakt naar citrus en bloemetjes, lichtbittere hoppige afdronk met citrustonen. Romige schuimkraag. Een van de lekkerste bieren die Badger te bieden heeft. Mooi flesje ook.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle from Tesco. A light golden ale, with a good white head. Good hop flavour, toffee/caramel/butterscotch. Most enjoyable.

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