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Hopping Hare - Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GreenCard on 05-01-2007)
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16oz tulip at Beer Revolution Edmonton.

This beer appears a clear pale golden amber hue, with one finger of wanly puffy, loosely foamy dirty white head, which leaves a single broad patch of snow rime lace on the glass as things slip away.

It smells of lightly biscuity, bready caramel malt, ripe apple and pear, and bucolic earthy, leafy hops. The taste is sweet, somewhat pastry-like biscuits coated in a thin film of caramel candy, a more subdued drupe fruitiness, a wee hard water minerality, and earthy, floral, and weedy old-school hops.

The carbonation is quite light and innocuous, the body an adequate medium weight, and mostly smooth, with a mild pithiness. It finishes well off-dry, the fruitiness kind of overshadowing any lingering hop bitterness or malt crispness.

A serviceable bitter, however, the sweetness is dialed up a bit too much, the drying bitterness of the name sort of hard to appreciate. I don't think that I could session this, in the manner of John Smith's, et al, as I did in the increasingly distant past. Tasty enough for the one, though, as my attention now turns to those loverly pizza aromas wafting all about me.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: poured from a 550 ml bottle into a glass, golden colored with a short white head that dissipates Leaving little lacing, clear

S: light hops with bready grain

T: bitter hops up front, finish is dry, middle is slight malt

M: thin with medium carbonation

O: mildly flavored bitter, less than exciting

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On cask at Ship and Shovel

A_Pours a golden yellow. A shade or two darker than a typical Euro lager.

S_Very bready aroma, very mild grassy hop aroma.

T_Cereal grains up front followed by a light sweetness. Not much in the way of hops.

M_Very thin, not much carbonation.

O_Not really too much going on here. For a beer called hopping hare it's not very hoppy at all. Still it's inoffensive which is the best I can say.

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3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml clear bottle purchased from Stanmore Cellars in Sydney. Very clear and certainly not bottle conditioned.

Pours a very clear golden colour, slightly darker in the deeper placed. Head is relatively full and white, persisting as a very fine, almost creamy film that leaves some patterned lacing. Carbonation is very fine. Looks pretty decent.

Skunky, light-struck aroma at the start, brisk and green and pungent—I'm actually not averse to that smell, although it does tend to dominate everything else. Once the volatiles are gone, and I've swirled it a few times, some other characters come through: mild earthy hops and a deep caramel and reduced condensed milk character. Some plasticky remainders of the light struck character continue to the end however.

Taste is a little weak, but not unpleasantly so. Mild sweaty hops are noticeable from start to finish, although they're something of a constant—they don't swell and ebb or express themselves very dynamically. Underneath is a reasonably constant malt character, with a slightly aromatic edge that gives a faint lemon and carob tone when set against the hop presence.

Feel is cool and smooth with just a slight prickle from the carbonation.

Overall, it's decent stuff. I'll try it again sometime from a bottle that's not clear and not so clearly light-struck, but given that's how it comes there's not much I can do about it. But I'm reasonably happy to take it as it is.

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Hopping Hare from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
80 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.