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Hopping Hare - Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: GreenCard on 05-01-2007

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served at room temperature from 500ml bottle into handled pint mug.

A) Clear Pilsner-gold with 1cm fluffy white head and a few big bubbles. Looks good if it was a lager, for an ale....?

S) Not a lot to say it hasn't been in the fridge. Some fudgy English hops if you take a very deep sniff.

T) Quite subtle but warm English hops with a pleasant tinge of the Cascade hops. Quite a clever beer, because the Cascade taste which is the main appeal of this one fades quickly leaving a flat after taste, giving you only one sensible option - have another drink.

M) Light and refreshing, as a golden ale should be. Nicely carbonated.

O) I am drinking this at the wrong time of the year (Boxing Day, part of a gift set of Badger beers). However, I quite like it. Would be a good one in a beer garden in Dorset on a warm June day.

Worth a shout if you see it.

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3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This ale poured a clear, deep gold colour and smelled hoppy, fruity and malty on the nose. It tasted exactly how it smelled; bitter hops with an underlying maltiness throughout. Expected more hops than given by the the name.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably not.

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3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
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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.

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.01/5  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

Photo of sleazo
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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Hopping Hare from Badger Brewery, Hall and Woodhouse
80 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.