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The Experiment

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Pressure Drop - Transparent ThingsExceptional1
Pressure Drop - Hazy CoalitionExceptional1
Pressure Drop - Float OnExcellent1
Pressure Drop - Wu Gang Chops – The Tree Excellent1
Verdant - Majestic HighwayExcellent1
Verdant - Neal Gets Things Done Excellent1
Verdant - Even Sharks Need Water Excellent1
Verdant - HowlExcellent1
Pressure Drop - Pale Fire – Mosaic Citra Excellent1
Pressure Drop - Stokey Brown Not Tried0
Pressure Drop - ParachuteNot Tried0
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

08 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A steady throughflow of customers during my own short time here – a pub/brewery crawl has already developed in this area.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Verdant - Neal Gets Things Done 6.50ExcellentFrom key-keg. As murky as a village duckpond, yet somehow wonderfully fresh and hoppy and lovely.
03 Aug 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Mid to late-evening visit. Busy; the secret is well and truly out about this place.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pressure Drop - Hazy Coalition6.80ExceptionalFor the time being at least, I am still loving these hazy, hoppy beers that everyone seems to be brewing. This is a murky yellow/gold liquid. A massive mouthful of hops, with Azacca, El Dorado and Citra for a full-on experience. Starts pineapple then becomes bitter. Temperature, condition and carbonation all seem perfect from key-keg. By miles the best beer of the day so far and probably of the year so far in fact. (The 'coalition' is with Boxcar Brewery).
Pressure Drop - Float On6.50ExcellentCloudy gold from key-keg. Juicy, fruity excellence. In your face Centennial, Citra and AV635 hop mix.
Verdant - Majestic Highway8.00ExcellentA simply huge beer, from key-keg.
07 Jul 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Today is day two of the new life of this railway arch as a craft beer bar. There is a fifty-fifty split of keg, or more likely key-keg, beers from Pressure Drop and Verdant breweries, plus further offerings in can and bottle. No cash taken at the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pressure Drop - Transparent Things5.80ExceptionalGolden and murky with a soft mouthfeel and low carbonation. Juicy fruit, with a gentle bitterness. Mango and peach. Lovely.
Verdant - Even Sharks Need Water 6.50ExcellentMore golden murkiness. Juicy fruit – melon and citrus.
Verdant - Howl7.60ExcellentA Double IPA. Very smooth. Strong and fruity (stone fruits – plums and peaches).
Pressure Drop - Parachute5.50Not TriedPale golden murk. Ekuanot and Citra hops and a harder mouthfeel than many in this style.
18 Jul 2013 (Stephen Harris)
All in the group are impressed with their visit here: Very good beer, a sparkling new brewery kit, and nice people.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pressure Drop - Pale Fire – Mosaic Citra 5.20ExcellentIn bottled form. The brewers are rightly proud of this hoppy brew.
Pressure Drop - Wu Gang Chops – The Tree 4.10ExcellentIn bottled form. This beer has an unusual, earthy smell. It is a wheat beer, flavoured with herbs. Weird, but very nice.
Pressure Drop - Stokey Brown 5.00Not TriedCask version available, I did not try it.

About The Experiment

The pub sign. The Experiment, Hackney, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional2
Excellent7
Good-
Acceptable-
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Website.

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 4 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E8 1DU