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What the brewers say
“We conjured the classics and then laid them on a bed of pale malt. This IPA shoots straight to the bitter edge before falling into a mellow haze. Deep gold and ready to travel into the distance.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Light citrus, caramel, a touch of oral, moderate tangerine, and a grounded earthy note. Lively citrus and and bright pine that steers clear of sticky and resinous. Bright dankness. Very assertive.”
Flavor: “Earthy and piney with a slight honey-like malt sweetness and a well-constructed bitter profile that pushes to the edge of harsh without going over it. Citrus notes are more zesty than fruity. As aggressive as the aroma was, the flavor is quite rounded and approachable. A mild grapefruit-rind note helps it from going too far into the forest.
Overall: “Fun earthy/piney IPA with a light malt backbone. An enjoyable and lively IPA that would be nice with grilled fish and a kale salad. It’s bright, light, and could even be a nice crossover craft selection for non IPA drinkers who don’t mind a little challenge. A tasty beer that surprises and delights.”
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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.