London Fields Hackney Hopster (4.9%)

Formerly brewed at London Fields Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Hackney, England


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Regular; available in 330ml & 500ml bottles and cask. Previously 4.7%.
Note: Replaced by a new version at 4.2% and with a different recipe in late 2012.
Our very first beer and still our most popular. A bright, citrussy, tropical fruit filled pale ale with generous amounts of New Zealand hops. Lip-smacking and extremely refreshing.
Hops: Bittering Progress. Aroma Motueka and Nelson Sauvin

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (7563) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle. Clear light amber color with a big white head. The taste is malty sweet brioche bread. Light fruits. Mango, pineapple, tropical citrus. Seagrass and tobacco. The taste is Light tropical fruits, straw, strawberry caramel malt, more tobacco. Slightly oxidized I imagine. Dry bitter hoppy finish. Prickly carb. Overall, decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Doric Arch London. A bronze coloured beer which pours mostly headless. Sticky orangey hops. Notes of marmalade. Served too warm, but a decent hop profile does come through the shadows. Long finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8357) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
(Cask at Southampton Arms, Kentish Town, London, 19 April 2012) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity nose with orange, apricots and grainy malt. Malty, fruity taste with notes of grainy malt, orange, dried apricots and fresh hops in a finish with a decent bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (3620) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
Gravity cask at Stourbridge beer festival, listed at 4.2%. Pours dark orange with a thin head. Aroma is grainy, banana and yeast. Taste was grainy to start, with a grainy, yeasty finish. A bit short.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dashimus (235) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
Pours from bottle with a small head. Clear golden yellow with some fizz. Moderate hoppy taste with a rich nose of flowers and apples. Very smooth with very drinkable texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (20591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle at The Queens Head, London. Pours clear, rich gold with a foamy, white head. A bit of lightly toasted malts in the nose, some straw. Light to medium sweet flavor, light tang to the malts, some wet hay. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Bready malt finish, some leafy bitterness, dough, toast, faint citrus. Decent beer, though nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
Cask, Leicester Fest 12. Hazy bronze with a bubbly head. Aromas are toffee and apple with weetabix. Lemon rind with tea. Flavours are weetabix malts with resinous sour apple and lots of spiciness. Yeasty with some sweet tropical fruit. A good bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
Cask gravity, Derby Winter BF, 17/02/12. Dusted, peachy amber with a loose but well-retained head. Flowery honey aroma. Pleasant with a stewed tea, Liptons iced with peach, background nut husk taste. Good green fruity hop burps. A little meaty but, hey, its a festival. Unexciting, not my kind of hoppy...but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (3276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Cask at Egham USC, Surrey. A golden coloured pour with a small white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Tastes bitter, fruity, hoppy, some tropical fruit in there too. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
shoulderbroken (4162) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2011
Cask at brewery open day. Clear golden/orange colour with no head. Aroma is citrus hop, touch of cat pee. Taste is a bit fruity, maybe a little touch of mango and naturally with some hoppy bitterness and a nice bitter finish. Quite refreshing. No carbonation.

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