Hartbeat

Connecticut
United States
Hartbeat, Hanging Hills Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Waves of citra and mosaic and a dry but velvety malt bill mean we made a DIPA that is effectually juice. Papaya, mango, nectarines and wonderful dank waft from the can to your nose and palate. 8.4% may seem daunting but the alcohol is hidden from view behind fruity waves of hops.

Profile

ABV: 
8.4%
IBUs: 
92
Served at: 
45º
Hops: 
Citra, Mosaic
Malts: 
Two Row, Oats, Flaked Barley, Wheat, Acidulated Malt
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Hartbeat by Hanging Hills Brewing Co. is a Double IPA that will be judged as such under BJCP category 22A. It pours a deep hazy yellow with a big, foamy white head, that has low-ish retention that tends to hang off the glass. The aroma is full of hops with tropical (pineapple, mango) and citrus (grapefruit, orange peel) fruits, as well as a bit of dank character. There is a little bit of malt with notes of grainy, toasted crackers. The flavor is similar but even more juicy tasting. This coupled with some higher alcohol notes and warmth makes it like a better version of a tiki drink (think mai tai, etc), but with a bit fuller body (med-low) and drier. This is  a very tasty beer, but the alcohol is not well hidden and hurts its drinkability. Still wouldn’t stop me from having a second helping