Style: Double IPA
ABV: 8.5 IBU: 98
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company The Shape Of Hops To Come
What the brewers say
“Two-row American barley packed with as much Apollo, Newport, Simcoe, Topaz, and Citra hops we could get our hands on for a ton of bitterness, along with juicy, dank resiny pine-like, and citrus-forward hops character.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Medium intensity orange and lemon with a slight sweetness from the malt. Nice fruity hops sweetness. Orange, grapefruit, pineapple, tropical fruit, with a quick hit of Christmas tree.”
Flavor: “Medium malt sweetness accentuated by citrus hops notes. Malt tastes like a blend of toasted and caramel varieties. Intensely bitter on the finish—the bitterness from the hops hits in the front and carries through this beer well into the linger. Fresh and vibrant mango and pineapple notes dance with pine tree and green herbs. Light malt sweetness in the finish, too.”
Overall: “It’s a touch sweet up front and a touch bitter on the finish making for a pretty bold and bitter beer that should probably be enjoyed at a warmer serving temp to bring out the fruity hop notes. It was quite bitter in the start, but the more I drank it more the rest of the beer came out for me. In the end, I enjoyed it.”
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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.’
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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.