ABV: 10.0 IBU: 24
Avery Brewing Company The Reverend
What the brewers say
“The perfect beer for folks who love malty beers and are ready to take the next step. A layered beer with hints of dark cherries, currants, and molasses, complemented by an underlying spici- ness. Sinfully smooth.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Lots of fruit at the front, with hints of red apple, cherry, and raisin. Bready, toasty malt sweetness is just a bit behind the fruit, with subtle caramel notes and some black pepper phenols.”
Flavor: “Rich blend of bready malt and the fruity sweetness of cherry, apple, and pear. Alcohol and carbonation are well integrated with a creamy mouthfeel throughout. Some earthy spice adds to this beer. Solid body to balance out the high carbonation and a slight alcohol warming toward the end of the sip. Well-balanced, clean finish, leaning a bit on the sweeter side, but enough bitterness to keep it in check.”
Overall: “A great example with the high points being a very nice fruity ester character balanced by enough malt sweetness and bitterness to keep it from being over the top. Well blended, rich, complex, and easy drinking.”
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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.