Lake Hopp'r Florida Lager

Florida
United States
Lake Hopp'r Florida Lager, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Light, easy drinking Florida Lager. Brewed locally in Orlando with locally sourced ingredients. Crisp and Clean, Superior Pilsen provides a light body thirst quencher to be best enjoyed while on the lakes of Florida. Brewed in partnership with the Florida State Parks Foundation with a portion of proceeds donated to the foundation for every case sold to support their mission.
Mission Statement: Florida State Parks Foundation preserves, protects, sustains and grows Florida State Parks.

Profile

ABV: 
4.0%
Served at: 
38 - 45º F
Hops: 
German Tradition
Malts: 
Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner
Judges Review 
Sal Mortillaro II's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Lake Hopp’r Florida Lager by Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. is being judged as an American Lager (category 1B) per the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines.

This beer pours a gold color with very slight chill haze. A bone white head of fine, mousse-like bubbles is persistent and leaves a beautiful lacing on the glass as this beer is consumed. The aroma of this beer is extremely subtle, save a slight wet paper component. The initial flavor is light wet paper followed up by a medium-low bitterness. There is a neutral-flavored low malt sweetness. This is followed by a lingering medium-low bitterness in the flavor with a touch of hop-derived spice. This beer has a medium carbonation with a medium-thin body.

Overall, the sample provided was not quite what I was expecting. While the interpretation of the style is meant to be a very neutral flavor profile, the touch of oxidized/wet paper in the aroma and flavor detract from the refreshing aspect the style is known for.