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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thure (152) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
Cask @ The Wharfs stand at CPH Beer Festival. Dark amber with white head. Very dimmed skunky english hops aroma. Bitter with an underlying floral english hop flavor. Under averages for style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2850) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2007
Bottle. A dark orange colour, poured with a large head. Plenty of fruity aromas. Nice flavours with a sweet finish. The problem with Woods beer you either like or you dont. A reasonable beer to me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnfryd (14725) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2007
Bottle. Orange/brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, hop. Flavour is fruit, hop, malt, sweet. Not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (6377) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2007
500 ml bottle. Hazy dark orange body with a rather small white head. Relatively vague hoppy aroma, but delicate. Flavor is rather bitter with a nice malty sweetness. Medium body. A nice but rather plain hoppy ale that improves after a few more sips. Interesting and a bit different.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (7309) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2007
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. Bottle conditioned. Hazy golden brown colour, moderate head. Unusual sweetish aroma, jam, cooked vegetables, hay. Malty flavour with a noticeable sweetness, some caramel and fruit, and a distinct "bite" from the Progress hops in the finish and aftertaste. Not bad at all!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Hildigltur (5105) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
Bottled. Slightly hazy amber coloured. Aroma of burnt plastic. Very sharp and unclean flavour. Undrinkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
berkshirejohn (6407) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2006
Bottle: poured a cloudy orange-brown, with a trace of off-white head - not very appealing to look at. Aroma of stale biscuit, watery with burnt malt to start followed by s atridently bitter hop finish. Hopefully just a bad bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2006
Poured from the bottle, a golden copper, slightly cloudy and some carbonation. The head is off-white and patchy. A spritzy fuit hop aroma - citrus and peach. Juicy malt flavours with some caramal notes and fruits at the front of the mouth. An even bitterness all the way through in the medum bodied mouthfeel. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16981) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2006
Bottled. Golden with a diminishing white head. Sediments in the bottle, but they stayed there. Metallic notes in the aroma, along with hops and some malt. Malty flavor with a quite pronounced bitterness and a citric background. Medium body and a light bitter finish. Flavor improves towards the end of the bottle, but it is a bit too one-dimentional all the way. (060624)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (11761) - Sborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2006
Bottled: Orange coloured. Light unclear. Small off white quickly diminishing head. Fruits, light herbs and a light sweetness in the aroma. Flavour of caramel, sweetness, light yeast and light fruits. A bit bland. Medium bodied and light citric and dry mouthfeel. Is light bitter in the end with distinct fruit and caramel notes.

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