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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) - JantelagenExceptional1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - BreakdownExcellent2
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - House IPAExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Superlight Riding AleExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XXExcellent4
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Single Hop Pale Ale SimcoeExcellent2
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Single Hop Pale Ale GalaxyExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - High & DryExcellent3
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Sliced not DicedExcellent2
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
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Visits Details

05 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Another visit where the excellent new food operation here was the primary motivation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Single Hop Pale Ale Simcoe5.50ExcellentFresh from the tank. Lush Simcoe flavours.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - High & Dry4.40ExcellentFresh from the tank.
31 Jul 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Here primarily for food.
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Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - High & Dry4.40ExcellentFresh from the tank. This beer again impresses.
26 Jul 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Back here again for a first taste from the new menu. Very good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XX5.10Excellent
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - High & Dry4.40ExcellentA Kolsch-style beer with a lot of dry-hopping.
22 Jul 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A hot evening with the outside tables proving popular. A new catering operation starts here tonight. The food is Colombian and looks great.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XX5.10ExcellentThis one never fails to hit the spot for me.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Single Hop Pale Ale Simcoe5.50ExcellentOpaque gold with pine and lime tastes from the hops.
10 Jul 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Robert and I soon move here from Crate. Like every other customer, we sit outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - House IPA6.90ExcellentTop IPA.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Breakdown6.20ExcellentPleased to see this still available. Very nice.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Sliced not Diced5.00GoodCrazy pineapple drink.
30 Jun 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Packed with Yankees and Red Sox fans on their way to watch baseball at the Olympic Stadium. They are enjoying the "laughably cheap" London prices, and filling their boots here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Breakdown6.20ExcellentAn excellent new NEIPA that was launched on Friday. Still very fresh and I managed a couple.
24 Jun 2019 (Stephen Harris)
In obvious contrast to Crate next door, it is very quiet in here tonight. Nine home-brewed beers to choose from.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XX5.10ExcellentAs much as I love trying new beers, it's also great to return to an old favourite. Lovely and fresh from the tank.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Sliced not Diced5.00ExcellentCrazy pineapple beer. Crazily delicious.
30 May 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A couple of groups of highly appreciative beer tourists in - some Yanks and some indeterminate mid-Europeans.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale XX5.10ExcellentAlways a good 'un.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Single Hop Pale Ale Galaxy5.50ExcellentMilky golden murk. Very fresh from the tank. Piney hop.
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.
09 Apr 2019 (Stephen Harris)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Superlight Riding Ale3.00ExcellentFrom the tank. Murky pale gold. Topaz, Columbus and Simcoe. Light body but full-on hop. Pine and pepper, with a touch of bitterness.

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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
Excellent88
Good20
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 53 times, seen 61 different beers and tried 59 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E9 5EN