ABV: 6.5 IBU: 70
Revolution Brewing Company Anti-Hero IPA
What the brewers say
“An American hops assault for all the ambivalent warriors who get the girl in the end. This iconic ale features a blend of four hops varieties, which creates a crisp bitterness and imparts massive floral and citrus aromas.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “A light Froot-Loops hops character and a caramel sweet malt aroma. Hints of peaches, grapefruit, and dank and pine hops up front.”
Flavor: “Classic pine and grapefruit citrus hops with a hint of dank thrown in. Malt backbone is there but subtle, and yeast is clean. Finish is somewhat dry and bitter but not lingering.”
Overall: “A solid beer, but not exciting enough for an IPA. It comes across more like a pale ale. Pleasant and well-executed IPA that seems to fall more in line with pale ales than IPAs, but still very tasty and a great change of pace for the style.”
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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.