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What the brewers say
“A welcomed handshake to your taste buds. Light, crisp, fresh, and a little bitty bitter. Lets just say he won’t be that jerk that leaves you at the bar at 2 a.m. He’s low in alcohol. What a nice guy, that Hubert.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Hello, Hops! Juicy and luscious. Pineapple, mango, banana, and orange. One could be forgiven for thinking this is a mai tai. I could just keep sniffing this all night (but I want to drink it). Some sweet malt character in the back.”
Flavor: “The fruit festival continues! Tropical fruit notes from the hops dominate the initial impression, with just the right amount of residual sweetness and body to support the botanical goodness. Long-lasting bitterness is exceptionally smooth. Slight sweetness in the finish offers balance. The body has a high carbonation that blends the beer and gives it a smooth character. As the beer warms a bit more flavors come out, and a nice juicy character is showcased. The finish is nice with a fresh hops character left on the tongue.”
Overall: “An incredibly flavorful and delightful IPA. A fine example of what American craft brewers are doing to this ever-evolving style. Well-executed and a pleasure to drink. I want another! Great showcase of hops. Good hops flavor with a well balanced bitterness.”
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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.