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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) - House IPAExcellent5
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Cut It OutExcellent2
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Roll OnExcellent2
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - New Old LondonExcellent3
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Push PushExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Deep EndExcellent2
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - FlashpointExcellent2
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Stop the TrainExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - TokuExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Winter HefeweizenExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Here I Am BabyExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - SuperlightGood1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Howling PilsAcceptable1
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

13 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Friday evening, but not so crowded.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - House IPA6.90ExcellentFresh from the tank. An old favourite to fall back on in troubled times.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Push Push5.80ExcellentFresh from the tank. More Howling Hops fruity/hoppy loveliness.
11 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
An afternoon visit primarily for food.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - House IPA6.90ExcellentFresh from the tank. Now-classic, hoppy murk.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Deep End7.40ExcellentFresh from the tank. Lush. Strong and thick.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Superlight3.00GoodFresh from the tank. Revamped low-strength beer.
26 Feb 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Here to eat.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Deep End7.40ExcellentFresh from the tank. Another superb beer in the NEIPA style. Nelson, Citra and Mosaic. Peaches and white grape.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Cut It Out4.50ExcellentFresh from the tank. Lemon pine and herbs.
18 Feb 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Toku3.80ExcellentFresh from the tank. I wasn't sure if I'd like this Apple and Ginger Sour, but actually it's great.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Here I Am Baby5.20ExcellentFresh from the tank. Hazy pale gold with fruity esters.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Cut It Out4.50ExcellentFresh from the tank. Herbal Motueka flavours.
04 Feb 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening. The usual staff are away for a staff party, whilst bar staff from the Cock Tavern have been drafted in for the night. This confuses me more than it should do.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - New Old London4.80ExcellentFresh from the tank. My current joint favourite London-brewed Porter.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Roll On7.00ExcellentFresh from the tank. Thick and fruity.
27 Jan 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Just a handful of late afternoon drinkers and it's a bit chilly in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - House IPA6.90Excellent
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Roll On7.00ExcellentFresh from the tank. A thick, oaty, fruity NEIPA with Australian hops.
05 Jan 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - House IPA6.90ExcellentFresh from the tank. I tend to overlook this beer when I am here. I shouldn't because it is great.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Flashpoint6.20ExcellentFresh from the tank. More bitter than is typical for a NEIPA.
22 Dec 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A quiet Sunday evening session.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - New Old London4.80ExcellentFresh from the tank and fast becoming a favourite.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Flashpoint6.20ExcellentFresh from the tank. Yet another new NEIPA. Cloudy gold. Hopped with Citra, Topaz and Enigma, and almost bitter.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Howling Pils4.60AcceptableFresh from the tank. Not so sweet as I remember it from the last brew. But still not my kind of beer.
12 Dec 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - House IPA6.90ExcellentFresh from the tank.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - New Old London4.80GoodFresh from the tank. Roasty and bitter with plenty of hop.
01 Dec 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Sunday evening for a meal after a day out in Gillingham.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Stop the Train6.90ExcellentFresh from the tank. Top of the style.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Winter Hefeweizen4.50ExcellentFresh from the tank. A cloudy Wheat Beer. Thick and spicy.

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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
Exceptional7
Excellent126
Good22
Acceptable2
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 73 times, seen 82 different beers and tried 80 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E9 5EN