Alpine Beer Company Duet
What the brewers say
“A West Coast IPA that features Amarillo and Simcoe hops ‘in harmony,’giving a bright, floral aroma. Duet is nicely bitter with the perfect amount of malt concealed behind the hoppy goodness.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Hops, hops, hops! Tons of floral, fruity, myrcene backed up with honeysuckle sweetness. This is what I want in an IPA—candy-like hops aroma of orange juice, lemon, apricot, pineapple and a subtle dank note with a light biscuity malt sweetness.”
Flavor: “A stellar blend of malt sweetness and fruit-forward hops (tangerines, pineapple, kiwi, grapefruit). Bitterness is spot on, providing an excellent contrast and cleansing the palate without diminishing the hops candy character. Lots of orange, lemon zest, pineapple, clementine, pine. Finishes dry and bitter, yet somewhat balanced and restrained.”
Overall: “This is a fantastic IPA that finds a way to stand out in an over-crowded category, showcasing extremely complex fruity hops character and a restrained bitterness that helps keep it drinkable and more enjoyable with each sip. This beer represents the most exciting potential of the future of IPAs.”
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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.