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Orange King of Hop - Starr Hill Brewery - 93 Rating

Responses from Starr Hill head brewer Robbie O'Cain.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe? 
We developed the original King of Hop recipe in 2014, but I think it's all about who executed it more than who wrote it! Chalk another up to the Starr Hill Brewing Team.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)? 
Love that citrus aromatic and how it blends with the hop flavors. 

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from? 
We love us some music, so got to give it up to the King of Pop. He actually used to be featured on the bottle artwork before we rebranded.

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?”
No, but it is my cool, crisp spring night porch beer. Also goes great for grilling season.

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less? 
Citrus, fresh, balance, flavor for days.

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer? 
The brewing staff loves making this beer because it only takes 4 or 5 hours to hand zest all of the oranges (which are actually easier than the other citrus as a random fact). 

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
This goes great with Steak and Bleu Cheese Pizza! We also recommend Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce, Sharp Cheddar, and Lemon Shortbread Cookies.