ABV: 6.4 IBU: 50
Silver City Tropic Haze
What the brewers say
“A seemingly magical reaction between a specialized yeast strain, oats, wheat, and an experimental hops variety results in a blossom of rich, tropical fruit flavor that is a feast for the eyes, with a silky-smooth texture and clean finish.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Juicy and catty. The hops aroma leans more to the dank side than the fresh fruit side, but there’s some orange and mango juice.”
Flavor: “Big hops leans toward some of the harsher dank/resinous qualities, but the overall impression is still balanced. Pushes past the citrus and into a floral—almost Easter lily or iris—sulfur thing. The finish is chewy and lingers wonderfully with a mix of bitter and fruity notes.
Overall: “Straddles the line of traditional American IPA and the newfangled hazy variants, but the aggressive qualities come together really nicely and complement the fruitier aspects of the 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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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.