Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sierra Nevada Fresh Hop Double IPA


Sierra Nevada's Fresh Hop Double IPA is part of their Fresh Hop Variety Pack. The brewery website says this beer is a showcase for field-fresh Simcoe hops. 8.0% alcohol.

Very hoppy aroma full of grapefruit with a caramel backdrop. Super fresh! Hoppy, lots of grapefruit and citrus, a bit spicy. Not overly bitter (like a much softer Torpedo) with a nice caramel backbone.

Balanced and refined with a nice body. Lingering bitterness. Good but Sierra Nevada sets the bar as expert IPA brewers, and I like a lot of their other work better. That mixed 12 pack though is money and value!

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