London Fields Brewery Hackney Hopster (4.2%)

Do you like hops?
Do you like your hops hoppy?
Do you like them knife sharp and backed up by soft and sensual toffee malts?
Malts that don’t get in the way of the hops, but act as a subtle stage for your hops?
This is one hell of a good Pale Ale if you like all the above.
On opening the bottle the aroma is aftershave strong, all flowers and grapefruit and spices.
Hackney Hopster is a light golden straw and its malts are sticky toffee with glinting peppercorn pieces.
But it’s the hops that grab you and hold your attention.
Sublimely dry and tangy with gooseberry sourness, grapefruit flesh with brown sugar, lemon and lime rind, a sprinkle of sherbet fizz and the smoothest kiwi and lychee pithiness that builds a tart and almost never ending finish.
I really like hops like this.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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