Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hop Head Double IPA

Hop Head Double IPA

Ratebeer 3.6 85th percentile
Beer Advocate A-

Taste +3

It sure is a double IPA, you can smell it. The mild citrus and grassy hops just leap from the glass. This mixes well with the faint malt sweetness. The sip is all hop piney, resiny, spicy and astringent. There is a slight burn at the end, could be alcohol or hops.

Aftertaste +1

Naturally it is slightly bitter, burning and dry. Probably 1/2 from the hops and 1/2 from the alcohol.

Alcohol Content +1 8%

Yup it burns.

Value 0

It was a little too harsh, bitter and burning for me. This was a sipping and not a swigging DIPA.

Ingame Enhancement 0

Good news, they are releasing Zombieland on DVD soon. The bad news is that I have to wait until next week.

Overall 5/10

Tree Brewing's new DIPA will appeal to hop heads everywhere. Sadly IMHO there was not enough sweetness to balance the large hop bitterness (pine and spice).

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