ABV: 6.8 IBU: 59
Left Coast Brewing Trestles IPA
What the brewers say
“Trestles IPA is light bodied, clean, and pleasantly hoppy. Simcoe and Centennial hops contribute to its great citrus flavor, and... four hops keeps this beer easy drinking and moderately bitter.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “A great floral, fruity hops powerhouse. Grapefruit, grape jelly, and lemon candy. Hints of toffee to add some complexity. A touch of pine resin. Citrus hops notes up front with hints of lemon, tangerine, and pineapple.”
Flavor: “A beautiful blend of sweet, Munich malts, and fruity grape-like hop flavors. The bitterness is not so strong that it overwhelms. Tons of complex hops flavors with notes of tangerine, lemon, some pine, dank, and a hint of pineapple. Hops come through almost candy-like, and finish is dry and bitter but not lingering. Bitterness is spot on.”
Overall: “Grapefruit is definitely the dominating flavor, with a nice supporting complex malt flavor (without cloying sweetness). A beer that delivers on all fronts—a complex, modern take on the IPA that is executed extremely well with variety in the hops character that brings out something new in each sip. Worth seeking out.”
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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.