London Fields Hackney Hopster (4.2%)

 
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Formerly brewed at London Fields Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hackney, England

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Regular; available in cask, keg & 500ml bottles.
Note: New version from late 2012 with lower abv and different recipe.
The Hackney Hopster is a debonair young chap of a pacific pale ale. Dressed in Motueka and Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand, the Hopster shows off flavours of grapefruit, lemon zest and gooseberry. With a dry and fresh finish, you may find yourself wanting to hang out with this beer more often.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gruberm (329) - - SEP 21, 2013
Its a joke, get it? Hipster is like hopster and you find hipster in hackney. amber clear color. floral and grassy aromas. Sweet and bitter taste. Nice beer but leaves my mouth a little too dry.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tiong (6708) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2016
Draught @ Woolshed, Helsinki. Slightly stingy and earthy pale ale with loads of berries, hints of hops and mild tartness. Feels a bit off.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (367) - Killarney, IRELAND - OCT 6, 2016
50cl bottle at home. Golden/yellow with white head. Grapefruit almost white wine aroma - taste: quite yeasty - like Belgian blond. Enjoyable

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bdleedahl (231) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
Good English pale ale. Not great, but good for the style. Noticeably the body is better than usual. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MayumiH (1104) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle at home. Golden colour with a bubbly white head. Grapefruit and lemon with a hint of honey. Dry-ish finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (10130) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016
Bottle, Wine Tavern, Leicester. Hazy golden with a white head. Bready with sweet tropical fruit and citrus rind. Yeasty with clean grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3514) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Keg in the Jam Factory, Oxford. Pours amber with a frothy off white head. Not a lot of aroma. The taste is light spice with pie bitterness. Not quite hoppy enough, but still decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (2676) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2015 On tap at the brewpub, pours a near clear light honey color and a dense cream head. The smell is malty and tropical fruity. The taste is spice, tropical fruit ending with citrus and dryness. Light in body with active, tight carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2203) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Keg from a stall at Borough Market. Pale amber with a moderate white head and light fizz. Citrus and pine hops; definite elderflower too. But the hops arent overdone and theres a little bit of sweet malt to balance, giving a tasty and refreshing yet satisfying beer. Decent stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2731) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with a thin white head, light malt aroma with some citrus fruits, taste is light bitterness and hoppy with a dry fruity finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (935) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Draught pint at The Goat Tavern, Mayfair. Hazy (very) with a marmalade colour. Thick white head - lasts. Aroma of apricot and hops. Medium body and carbonation. Bitter flavour - citrus (grapefruit and lemon) with malt and hops running through.


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