Style: Imperial New England-Style IPA
Transient Artisan Ales The Juice is Loose
What the brewers say
“Hops burst out of this glass with absolutely no bitterness. Bright fruit flavor of passion fruit and citrus. We will make more. We must make more...”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Moderate hops bitterness with a light sweetness. Grapefruit, orange, pear, peach, light cherry, and light dank hops aromas. The nice fruity aromas up front slide off as the beer sits. The mix of fruitiness and earthiness somehow work together nicely.”
Flavor: “Big fruitiness up front with melon, ruby red grapefruit, tangerines, and a light cherry. A medium sweetness with a light alcohol warming that’s balanced and not over the top. The pleasant malt sweetness fades into a nice bitterness that doesn’t linger too long.”
Overall: “A nice fruitiness with a light pithiness, but it has a well-balanced body and a nice alcohol warming in the background. A pleasant beer that has some intense flavors, but they all work well together. Strong and full of hops flavor—a very nice beer.”
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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.