Style: Imperial IPA
Evil Twin Brewing Molotov Cocktail
What the brewers say
“Did you like Before During and after Christmas? Maybe you thought it poured brilliantly, the alcohol was admirably well hidden, and you loved how the arrogant amounts of hops numbed your mouth? This beer will knock your tongue off—it’s a tour de force in hoppiness and by far one the craziest beer ever made by Evil Twin Brewing.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Pine and lemon and orange citrus with notes of grapefruit followed by caramel and honey malt sweetness. This has a pretty unique aroma.”
Flavor: “Strong notes of pine, orange peel, and citrus followed by a pronounced caramel malt sweetness. Hops are more an undertone of the sweetness. Finishes dry but has a lingering sweet taste. It has that maltiness that overpowers the hops and is closer to a barleywine than an IPA.”
Overall: “Unique and original—it’s an out-there IPA, and a unique take on the style. Nice complex hops profile that needs to be dialed up to match malt sweetness.”
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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.