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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wylam - Comeback SpecialExcellent1
Pressure Drop - PromenadeExcellent1
Pressure Drop - Understanding Whole SystemsExcellent1
Pressure Drop - Double R DinerExcellent1
Pressure Drop - Beer & Art Series 2019-11 DDH PaleExcellent1
Verdant - Everyone Was SpinningExcellent1
Duration - Baubels of VanityExcellent1
Pressure Drop - Lunar ParkExcellent1
Pressure Drop - Rocks Rivers TreesExcellent1
Verdant - Some FiftyExcellent1
Duration - Task at HandExcellent1
Pressure Drop - BermudaExcellent1
Verdant - I saw a Horse at WorkExcellent1
Verdant - Roy, I Want a HiloxExcellent1
Duration - Dripping PitchExcellent1
Pressure Drop - Soccer is PopularExcellent1
Verdant - Planets Don't Twinkle - Galaxy Single Hop DIPAExcellent1
Verdant - I Will Need Your SignatureExcellent1
Pressure Drop - Parting GiftExcellent1
Pressure Drop - Big DreamsGood1
Picture 1. The Experiment, Hackney, Greater London
Picture 2. The Experiment, Hackney, Greater London
Picture 3. The Experiment, Hackney, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

12 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Thursday evening Duration Brewery Tap Takeover.
Duration - Baubels of Vanity5.20ExcellentFrom key-keg. Bitter fruit flavours.
Duration - Task at Hand6.20ExcellentFrom key-keg. Hazy gold. Simcoe, Citra, Centennial.
Duration - Dripping Pitch6.70ExcellentFrom key-keg. Hazy gold. Bold, strong, resinous and assertive.
20 Feb 2020 (Stephen Harris)
A lone, mid-evening visit.
Verdant - I Will Need Your Signature5.30ExcellentFrom key-keg. Opaque gold. Thick, with Mosaic hops.
Pressure Drop - Understanding Whole Systems7.40ExcellentFrom key-keg. Murky gold. A Citra-hopped NEIPA. Strong yet soft.
07 Feb 2020 (Stephen Harris)
The usual Friday night crowd are present.
Pressure Drop - Bermuda5.00ExcellentFrom key-keg. A sharp, acidic Sour. Mandarin.
Pressure Drop - Big Dreams4.40GoodFrom key-keg. A soft and smooth NEIPA with lots of suspended yeast. Citrus and melon. A bit of bitterness in the finish.
02 Feb 2020 (Stephen Harris)
A typically relaxed Sunday evening atmosphere.
Pressure Drop - Beer & Art Series 2019-11 DDH Pale5.50ExcellentFrom key-keg. Dirty, murky gold. Fruity flavours from Hallertau Blanc and Huel Melon hops.
Pressure Drop - Rocks Rivers Trees6.80ExcellentFrom key-keg. Hazy gold. Assertive, resinous hops. Pine and a little grapefruit.
19 Dec 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Chilly tonight and the shutters are down to make it a bit cosier inside.
Verdant - Planets Don't Twinkle - Galaxy Single Hop DIPA8.00ExcellentFrom key-keg. Verdant themselves have said that DIPAs are, by definition, unbalanced. Thick and fruity.
Wylam - Comeback Special6.80ExcellentFrom key-keg. A strong and opaque IPA. Very fruity, especially grapefruit.
13 Dec 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Friday evening with friends.
Pressure Drop - Lunar Park7.20ExcellentA fruity, murky NEIPA.
19 Sep 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Thursday evening visit.
Pressure Drop - Parting Gift5.50ExcellentFrom keg. A murky NEIPA but without the soft, chalky mouthfeel that is becoming typical of the style. Galaxy, Vic Secret and Simcoe hops.
Pressure Drop - Double R Diner4.20ExcellentFrom keg. Cherry Gose. Tart, with masses of fruit. A little salt.
31 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A busy Saturday evening session in here.
Verdant - I saw a Horse at Work6.50ExcellentFrom key-keg. A cloudy NEIPA with fruity yeast and hop tastes. Pineapple and mango. Quite sweet.
Pressure Drop - Soccer is Popular8.50ExcellentFrom key-keg. A cloudy Double IPA with multiple hop flavours. Plenty of citrus and a little bit sweet.
18 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Sunday evening after the crowds.
Pressure Drop - Promenade4.80ExcellentKeg dispense. A Gose (the Gose style is often now a long way removed from what you might be served in Leipzig) flavoured with yuzu, apricot and vanilla. Also contains lactose. Very lovely. It is sweet rather than sour.
Verdant - Everyone Was Spinning6.60ExcellentKeg dispense. A full-blown Black IPA.
19 Jul 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Peak Friday evening.
Verdant - Some Fifty5.20ExcellentFrom key-keg. Cloudy, pale gold. Flavours of tangerine and grapefruit.
Verdant - Roy, I Want a Hilox5.50ExcellentA NEIPA from key-keg. Murky fruit mush. Peachy. Has a harder mouthfeel than some and even a hint of bitterness.

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About The Experiment

The pub sign. The Experiment, Hackney, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Hackney, Greater London, E8 1DU.

Pressure Drop brewery was established in Stoke Newington in 2012, with the first beer sold in January 2013. The brewery moved to these larger premises in Hackney in March 2013. Here, it occupied a large railway arch behind Tesco’s, in the centre of Hackney. Whilst located here, the brewery had a production capacity of five barrels and produced cask, keg and bottled beers. In 2017, Pressure Drop upsized again to very much larger premises at Tottenham Hale and this railway arch stood unused for a while. In July 2018 it re-opened as The Experiment, a bar set up as a joint venture between Pressure Drop and Verdant Breweries.

We have visited this pub 20 times, seen 45 different beers and tried 44 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E8 1DU