Review: Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company The Shape Of Hops To Come | Craft Beer & Brewing
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company The Shape Of Hops To Come
96 out of 100

Style: Double IPA

ABV: 8.5 IBU: 98

96/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

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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