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Howling Hops Tank Bar (Brewery Tap)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Double Deluxe - Brew 500Exceptional2
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - JantelagenExceptional1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Single Batch Series: Berry Berliner WeissExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Dinner AleExcellent2
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - House IPAExcellent2
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XXExcellent4
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical DeluxeExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Single Batch Series No. 1 Excellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Killing CloudsExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - PicoGood1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Dry-hopped Koolsch (Citra)Good1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Single Batch- dry-hopped Sour IPA Good1
Picture 1. Howling Hops Tank Bar, Hackney, Greater London
Picture 2. Howling Hops Tank Bar, Hackney, Greater London
Picture 3. Howling Hops Tank Bar, Hackney, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

17 Apr 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Jantelagen7.10ExceptionalFresh and hoppy and gorgeous. I did not stray from this one.
25 Feb 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XX5.10ExcellentPale gold, high hop.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Double Deluxe - Brew 5008.50ExcellentHazy gold, strong, fruity and bitter. Superb.
30 Jan 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A bit chilly in here tonight and my hat and coat stayed on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical Deluxe3.80ExcellentFresh and juicy.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - House IPA6.90ExcellentFresh and juicy and twice the strength of my last one.
14 Jan 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet in the early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Double Deluxe - Brew 5008.50ExceptionalPerhaps the ultimate HH beer.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Dinner Ale5.20Excellent
07 Jan 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XX5.10ExcellentAn old favourite.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Killing Clouds6.90ExcellentA West Coast IPA (a style that seems to be coming back into favour. Assertive and bitter. Pale gold.
09 Dec 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet in the early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Dry-hopped Koolsch (Citra)4.60GoodPale gold and clear. Lagery, but with loads of lovely Citra hop.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Single Batch- dry-hopped Sour IPA 7.20GoodComplicated.
08 Oct 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A brief visit in the early evening to try their new beer. All ten tanks are supplying different beers tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pico6.50GoodIn the NEIPA-style and it is a proper pea-souper of a London Murky. Brewed in collaboration with Basqueland and hopped with Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Wai-iti. You won’t hear me say this often, but I thought it was over-hopped.
20 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and rather quiet in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XX5.10ExcellentHazy pale gold. Crisp, fruity and bitter.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Single Batch Series: Berry Berliner Weiss3.10ExcellentThis beer is an alarming purple-red sort of colour. Tart, fruit, dry and refreshing.
09 Sep 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening. I’m on my own and look at the menu. “Nachos, £7 or £12 for sharing”. I order the £7 plate which I assume is not for sharing. An embarrassingly huge platter arrives, enough for at least three people. I must read menus more carefully and pay more attention to punctuation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XX5.10ExcellentHazy pale gold. Masses of hop flavours
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Single Batch Series No. 1 5.50ExcellentThe full murk. A golden NEIPA with Citra hops and some rye in the mix. Excellent.
29 Jul 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Today is the first wet day for so long; nobody can remember the last time it rained. It means that in mid-afternoon on a Sunday Matt B and myself have this place almost to ourselves when usually it would be busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Dinner Ale5.20ExcellentA red / brown beer with lots of hops and underlying caramel.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - House IPA6.90ExcellentMurky yellow / gold and very hoppy.

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About the Howling Hops Tank Bar

The pub sign. Howling Hops Tank Bar, Hackney, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional5
Excellent71
Good19
Acceptable1
Poor-

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The pub is found in Hackney, Greater London, E9 5EN.

The Howling Hops Brewery was established in July 2012 in the cellar of the Cock Tavern at Hackney Central. Very cramped conditions limited output and the varied range of beers could generally only be found in the pub. June 2015 saw the opening of a substantially larger brewery in Queens Yard, Hackney Wick and the associated, large Taproom. This occupies a former industrial premises, with the brewery itself at one end and a large space occupied by trestle tables at the other. Outside seating is also available and there is also a kitchen and a café-style counter. Uniquely in London at present, all the beers are poured directly from the conditioning tanks. Nearly as unusually, beers are only sold in two-third pint measures. The brewery stands almost next door to Crate Brewery.

We have visited this pub 43 times, seen 54 different beers and tried 52 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E9 5EN