Style: American Wild Ale
Cascade Brewing The Vine
What the brewers say
“This Northwest-style sour ale has aromas of sweet foxy grape skins and hints of cotton candy. Rich, sweet white grape notes dance on the palate, leading to a pronounced finish of sweet grape flesh.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Sour grape juice up front with medium tart notes. Sweet fruity character with some earthiness.”
Flavor: “Grape and tart lactic flavor, with some muskiness. The moderate tartness transitions into a medium grape note. Nice grape character with acidic lactic tartness. Very high carbonation with high alcohol adds to warmth in the finish.”
Overall: “Slightly over-carbonated. Nice grape flavor balanced with acidity. All the flavors present themselves one after another and then leave a grape-juice note as a linger. The grape character and the lactic tartness blended well to give a nice lactic grape sour beer.”
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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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