Hop Flood

New York
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

On a beautiful summer night in July while peaceful Danes rocked at Roskilde Festival and others sipped wine in their picturesque summer retreats, an apocalyptic tidal surge flooded the famous Ølbutikken in Copenhagen and drowned thousands of precious beer - Hop Flood is a bitter tribute to the heroic bottles that didn’t make it.

Profile

ABV: 
7%
IBUs: 
50-55
Served at: 
46° to 50°
Judges Review 
Phil Farrell's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This is a deep, dark amber beer. Under a tan head, it is very hazy with evidence of a little debris floating around. The nose hits initially with resin, pine, light grass, and mild grapefruit all appearing. Despite the hop component, there is a toasty malt with a touch of caramel. The flavor has a little more substantial malt, but the beer is still hop forward. A slightly dry finish is supported by the aftertaste of toasty, caramel malt. The bitterness manages to linger with a touch of tangerine. Strong without being warming, there is a touch of dryness in the form of hop astringency. The brewer apparently chose to make a hop statement and succeeded.