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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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3.1
vipinvelp (4541) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2013
Clear copper color with small white foam ring. Aroma is quite hoppy, so is taste. Nice bitter beer. Aftertaste is dry, wheaty. (Velp 201304)

2.9
olliejobbins (1577) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a clear reddish colour with small head. Aroma is of hops, hap and grass. Tastes of hops and Malta but no complexity. Wouldn’t have again.

3.1
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2013
[email protected] Orange, herbal, toffee aroma. Light amber, off-white head, fair lace. Caramel, herbal, sweet, bitter. Medium body. Bitter yes, hoppy no. Bit boring.

3
foxo82 (927) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber ale with a sweet, floral nose. Bittersweet with a soft elderflower and grapefruit taste. Short finish. Drinkable but not anything special.

3.3
BlackHaddock (7690) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
500ml Bottle: best before Sep 20013, poured into a UK pint sleeve @ home on 8th Dec 2012. Amber, clear and bright, sadly the head left before I had a chance to appreciate it (I hate that). I expected the nose and taste to be Hoppy, but it certainly isn’t overly hopped: the main aroma being caramel and other semi-sweet malts, as is the taste. The Progress hops do give the beer a crisp hop finish but there are not enough of them to take over from the dominant malts within the brew. I like malty beers and I enjoyed this, just thought it was going to be hoppy because of the name.

2.9
charlotte (5425) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle.Dark golden colour with small white head.Aroma of sweet carmel and butter light mouthfeels and crispy fresh taste,flavor of hops and slight herbs and light mild finish.

3
brnandersen (4109) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2012
500 ml. bottle. Slightly hazy amber colour with a golden hue. Thin, bubbly off-white head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, resin and citrus hops. Taste is light sweet. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Finishes slightly bitter with resin hops, fruits and heather honey. An enjoyable bitter.

2.9
Dedollewaitor (16387) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle @ Bandlys Blålys, Odense 2012. Pours clear dark golden with a off white head. Caramel, toffee and fruit. Medium bodied.

2.9
RichTheVillan (8248) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Retro review from Spring 2012 Wetherspoons Beer festival; this beer should be reported to trade descriptions the pump clip suggests hops, but I can’t find them smell them taste them. Other than that a decent English bitter.

3.1
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle at home. Clear amber pour, thin white head. Aroma of black tea, grains and floral hops. Flavor has a bit of diacetyl, black tea and is very bitter. A bit one-dimensional.


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