Style: Imperial IPA
Brew Gentlemen Foshomo
What the brewers say
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Peach, lemon, orange, mango, guava, a light chaser of tangerine, and some pine complexity beneath all of the fruitiness. Light malt background.”
Flavor: “Rich and chewy up front, moderately bitter and dry in the back. Peach, citrus, pine throughout. The candy-like malt sweetness that helps bring out the fruity hops subsides nicely. Very complex beer. Alcohol does not seem as strong as the flight placement indicates. Enjoyable lingering aftertaste of mangos, hops bitterness, and sweet malt.”
Overall: “Great beer throughout with tasty tropical fruit flavors. It is rich, and it packs a punch, but in such a nice fruity way. For a big beer, it finishes surprisingly light making it dangerously drinkable. If there is a classic New England–style IIPA, this is it!”
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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.