Hop Peak IPA

Colorado
United States
Hop Peak IPA, Breckenridge Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Simcoe and Citra dry hops form a pinnacle of lush citrus and pine aromas in this modern interpretation of the classic India Pale Ale. Our hopback infuses flavor from whole cone hops to build a complex body, further emboldened by the addition of an oil-rich, concentrated hop flower resin called lupulin powder. This potent powder kicks up a fresh hoppy dominance, which is supported by a backbone of unique specialty malts. Golden amber in color and refreshing in taste, Hop Peak IPA is a congratulatory drink for reaching any of life’s summits.

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
57
Served at: 
45 - 47º
Hops: 
Whole-cone Simcoe, Citra, Citra Lupulin Powder
Malts: 
Pale, Munich, Golden Naked Oats, Premium English Caramalt
Judges Review 
Susan Ruud's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Hop Peak IPA by Breckenridge Brewery is a wonderful American IPA judged as such under BJCP Category 21A. Upfront it had a huge citrus and piney (almost earthy) hop aroma that blended nicely with a pleasant grainy malt following right behind. There were no noticeable esters behind all of those lovely hops. The beer presented as deeply golden with a huge white head of fine, long-lasting foam and lacing on the glass. The flavor was a pleasant, smooth bready malt, which was immediately followed by a nice citrus, piney, earthy hop flavor and soft bitterness that lingered. This would be a perfect beer to drink with almost any pub food, but I really envision it with a large juicy burger and fries. It is also perfect for a warm fall day sitting out on the patio enjoying the changing colors of the surrounding landscape.

Brewery Introduction

Back in the 1980s, our founder Richard Squire was your typical ski bum – with one significant difference. He had a knack for making extraordinary home brews. For years, only his closest friends were able to enjoy his creations, but it didn’t take long for Richard to realize that his talents... Read More

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