Brewed by Woods
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Craven Arms, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 121   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.

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stravale (3178) - Tullamore, IRELAND - MAY 1, 2017
Cask @ Nags Head, Shrewsbury [050417]
Amber, clear, no head
Aroma of very light fruits, very little on nose
Taste of soft fruits, dab of citrus, light flavours, hint of cereal, quite pleasant
Palate - Medium body, soft bitter. Finish as main flavour, light bitter, dab of cereal in the linger
Overall - Simple pale ale, simple flavours, nothing wrong with it. OK..

minutemat (6593) - 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.

AshtonMcCobb (7164) - 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.

Beese (3544) - 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.

MarcoDL (5681) - 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.

deanso (10434) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - 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

Christos (5979) - 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.

hallinghansen (3666) - 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.

sfhodense (4788) - 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.

Swaroga (2222) - Warszawa, 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.

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