Style: Flavored Stout
Great Divide Brewing Co. Espresso Oak-Aged Yeti
What the brewers say
“An infusion of Denver’s own Pablo’s espresso adds a layer of complexity, combining with the vanilla oak character, roasty maltiness, and bold hops profile. It’s official: You can now have Yeti with breakfast.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Dank resinous citrus/piney hops are a refreshing change. Light roast and chocolate malt duke it out for second place. Dark chocolate. Not a lot of coffee or roasted barley. Spicy alcohol. Fruity esters (peach and cherry).”
Flavor: “Sweet chocolate and roasty malt slowly fade into a balanced bitterness from hops (distinct earthy/pine needle freshness) and malt. Coffee complements the roasted malt and hops bitterness, acts as a background for assertive hops flavor. Nice alcoholic warmth.”
Overall: “The hops flavor and aroma set this beer apart from other coffee stouts. The malt character is great with a balance of chocolate and roast. The coffee is subtle. Great beer overall, but more coffee please! Surprisingly quaff-able. A creative take that still remembers that it’s a stout.”
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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.