Style: American IPA
Anderson Valley Brewing Company Ee Tah! IPA
What the brewers say
“Our Ee Tah! IPA pours a bright, golden yellow color with aromas of rich tropical fruit, passion fruit with a hint of citrus. Pale, Pilsner, and midnight wheat malts give it a solid malt character while Chinook, Citra, and Amarillo hops impart flavors of ripe tropical fruit, peach and apricot leading to a clean hoppy finish.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Fruit esters mixed with woody notes—orange, pine, wet grass, grapefruit, lemon. Light caramel and bread crust.”
Flavor: “Piney with orange and blood orange in tow. The malt is simple and leaves a slightly sweet profile which probably brings out the richness of the citrus. The bitterness is about right and lingers pleasantly, although a bit more would help offset the sweetness.”
Overall: “Clean and full bodied. The citrus notes are juicy and interesting. The pine is strong, and there is some boldness to this IPA. It’s an intense piney beer.”
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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.