Hopstate NY 2016

New York
United States
Brewery Ommegang Hopstate NY 2016 beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Profile

ABV: 
5.6%
Hops: 
Cascade, Chinook, Nugget
Judges Review 
Josh Weikert's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer pours a clear gold color with a rocky white head, and the aroma has medium-low levels of citrus (lemon, orange) and a touch of pine, with a lot of bread in the background. It also showed a touch of papery oxidation, but I have no problem attributing that to shipment during the dog days of summer.

The flavor is pleasantly fruity, with notes of strawberry and orange and just a touch of spice. Bitterness is moderate, and the finish is dry with a lingering resiny flavor. Both the flavor and mouthfeel are a touch thin/watery, which makes the beer refreshing but limits its character.

Overall, this is an easy-drinking Pale Ale with interesting complexity from the rye and malty notes.