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

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.6
Gazza (727) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2004
A beer i'd not tried for years, but I'm sure it used to be better than this! Nice amber colour, but that's the best bit. Faint malt on the nose, a plain malty body with a sort of appley bitterness and a dry, balanced but still malty finish. Brewed only with progress hops; not enough of 'em for me though. (sampled on cask in Wetherspoons, Wigan, UK)

2.8
SilkTork (5946) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 JDW, Penge Golden amber colour with mixed foam and bubble head - loose slipping lace. Sweet with a vague brown sugar on banana flavour. A light citric note plays above the malt. An OK Blond, but little happens. [2.8]
JDW, Faversham. Citric notes, but a bit murky. Pleasant juicy malt that goes rancid in the middle. Lingering dusty finish. Progress? Not in great condition. [2.8]

2.9
fiulijn (21525) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
Cloudy light amber color. Light hop aroma, and malt. Thin mouthfeel, some malt, caramel, hop, light liquorice. Bold bitterness, but not enough aromatic. Disappointing.

3.1
leaparsons (10906) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2003
Bottled. Cloudy yellow - I pour yeast! Aroma is slightly spicy but not as floral as I expected. Flavours do have some floral notes, pepper and a citrus zest. The finish is bitter and sharp and pretty long lasting. Its OK.

2.8
BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2003
I'm not sure about the descrption on the bottle that raves about the hops because I really didn't get much of it. Malty prune-like aroma and toasty fruitcake flavor. Mild hop bitterness in the finish but this is definitely a malty beer.

2.1
duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2003
Tasted a bit funny 9couldn't put my finger on what it was), lemony, cookies, caramel. Light and simple, it wasn't too bad, but i didn't really enjoy, maybe its this hot weather?

2.6
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2003
Woods and its woody in nose. Bright amber hue with a small white head. Woody in taste with hints of caramel. A reasonable beer.

3
RichardGretton (4883) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2003
Standard ale apperance with a caramel/hopped aroma. The beer is very dry with not alot else in the flavour category. A very average beer.

3.4
RobBestwick (991) - 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

3.1
rauchbier (3957) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2003
Bottle conditioned but little apparent yeast in bottle. Amber with a thin head and low level of condition. Caramel and hop nose, more hop flavour in the mouth and a hop bitterness developing into the finish.


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