Outer Range Brewing Co. In the Steep
What the brewers say
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Big aroma compared to recent ones. Straight up green onions with a side of garlic and fresh grass clippings. Lemon and peppercorn. Super resin bomb. Some pithy notes and juicy light fruit.”
Flavor: “Just onions. Maybe a bit of floral is in the background. Moderate sweetness and moderate high bitterness. Thin mouthfeel and very dry finish. Grassy, light fruit hops with nice fruity character. Chewy, balanced with great lingering complexity. Soft mineral character and bitterness on finish.
Overall: “There’s a well brewed base beer underneath that’s fairly bitter, kind of pushing the limits, but well brewed overall. Nose is a little high on the spice/onion character instead of the light fruit, but otherwise a nice beer. Great finish, crisp and highlighting the hops complexity.”
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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.