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Hopping Mad | J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd

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Brewed by:
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
England, United Kingdom
jwlees.co.uk

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by jwc215 on 04-22-2009

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Photo of soulgrowl
3.49/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Outstandingly long-lasting head, the color of old parchment on a body just one shade of garnet darker than Dr. Pepper. Mild, leafy-herbal hops with a touch of cheese dominate the nose; the malts are quite shy and only give off the slightest wisp of brown sugar or raisins. The taste is rather amazingly hoppy yet not bitter; the hops taste very fresh, like an actual green hop cone: leafy, slightly woody and resinous. Well-balanced with a tea-like character and a bit of earthy honey. Dry all around with a delicately bitter finish, and spot-on, light and mild carbonation that fits the understated flavor well. Good stuff, though except for the skillful and deliberate use of hops, there isn't much to write home about here.

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Photo of jwc215
4.18/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask in London:

Pours dark garnet with a frothy/creamy tan head. Nice lacing sticks.

The smell is hoppy - fruity/citric, slightly tart, with a touch of toffee.

The taste is of dark-ish fruits, toffee. Malty but not sweet. Nice hop touch, though not too bitter, either. Slight touch of tart. Nicely balanced between sweet, tart and bitter. Solid Hop character, with a touch of roast too. Complex, in a somewhat subtle way. Dark, yet light.

Full-bodied for the abv. Very creamy.

"Hopping mad", yet malt and roast are there too. A very interesting brew. Unique, tasty and very easy to drink. Very enjoyable!

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Hopping Mad from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
3.83 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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