Style: Wild Ale
ABV: 6.1 IBU: 40
Creature Comforts Curious 10
What the brewers say
“A mixed fermentation beer made with local grits & wheat and aged in oak barrels on Cabernet Sauvignon grape skins.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Light peach and apricot esters along with moderate clean lactic sourness.”
Flavor: “Moderate sourness up front with a medium fruitiness of raspberries, lemons and cherries. Light barnyard flavor is downplayed by a light underlining sweetness.”
Overall: “A distinct and interesting sour beer. Great sour complexity that pairs well with a toasted and grainy malt body that finishes with a balanced mix of flavors. Sweeter than many light sour beers, but well-balanced overall.”
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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.’
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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.