Hermitage Brewing Company Blood Orange American Sour
What the brewers say
“We blended beautiful blood oranges into a tart and refreshing blonde ale and aged it in our cellar for eighteen months, creating a juicy sour with lots of citrus and a hint of sweet berry.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Smells like a sour candy. Orange, lemon. Tartness. Ethyl acetate/nail polish remover. Some old barnyard aroma—wood and leather. Caramel with light oak character mixed with a fruity orange flavor. Light alcohol warming.”
Flavor: “Very tart, very sour, like a WARHEADS candy. Orange citrus and a bit of cranberry. Very tart, both lactic and citric. Nice funk in aftertaste. Light sweetness in the middle of the sip that quickly fades. Finishes with large tartness and orange with a light astringency.”
Overall: “This beer is intense. It has very assertive fruitiness with big orange and lime flavors, and a big tartness that stays with you. Some may have a love-hate relationship with this beer, finding it very strong but finding new flavors with each sip. You may want only 12oz of this and then move on to something a little less forceful.”
The best new craft beers available in a beer store near you. Sponsored content.
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.