ABV: 7.0 IBU: 20
New Belgium Brewing Abbey
What the brewers say
“Abbey is a Belgian dubbel brewed with five different malts and a Belgian yeast strain. It’s bottle-conditioned, weighs in at 7.0% ABV, and pairs well with chocolate (or boldly served by itself) for dessert.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Now this is how a dubbel should smell: bananas, cloves, a touch of caramel, and honey sweetness. A touch of floral hops. Light woody undertones. Moderate fruit medley up front with tons of pineapple, plum, raisin, banana, and a clove or spiciness in the background.”
Flavor: “The flavor is classic dubbel. All of the aromatics (banana, clove, caramel, and a kiss of honey) are there, along with just enough background hops bitterness to provide support. Alcohol is evident but not intrusive.”
Overall: “Great beer! A world-class dubbel with an almost Bananas Foster-like feel. A creative blend of ingredients with high fruity notes and a moderate hops character. Yummy, chewy, substantial beer. This has enough character to stand up to most rich meals without overpowering.”
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New Belgium The Hemperor HPA®
Our brewers are always on the lookout for different hops varieties and the complexities and flavors new strains can bring. That’s where hemp comes into the picture. Without getting too nerdy, we found a unique way to recreate hemp terpene flavors in a beer, which complement the inclu- sion of hop flavors and hemp hearts (seeds) in a brand new, delicious way not to mention this beer is extremely dank! The flavors and aromas are so unique that it’s a style unto itself, hence HPA®.
Tröegs Independent Brewing Hop Knife
Cracking open a Hop Knife takes me right to the hops fields in Yakima,’ says our brewmaster, John Trogner. ‘When we’re out there for harvest, walking the fields and talking to the farmers, those notes of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit are everywhere. For me, Hop Knife embodies that whole experience.’
High Hops Brewery Dr. Pat’s Double IPA
Who is Dr. Pat? A dentist, third-generation farmer, and cofounder of High Hops Brewery. Dr. Pat cultivated our on-site hops farm in 2007, which led to the opening of High Hops Brewery in 2012. It’s his recipe that creates this malty, heavily hopped beer. We brew it with continuous hops additions using hops grown in that same field more than 10 years later.