Habanero King of Hop

Virginia
United States
habanero king of hop imperial ipa beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Profile

ABV: 
7.5%
IBUs: 
50
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Probably the most similar to the original King of Hop DIPA. The aroma is mostly tropical/citrusy hops with a tinge of spicy heat. The flavor is similar with tropical/citrus hops, then followed by peppery spice that lingers. The heat builds on the lips and palate and becomes even more exaggerated by the hops. While spicy food and hops are great combination, I’m not sure it works that well in a single beer for me. The pairing starts hop-forward, but eventually the heat overtakes it, which detracts from the underlying beer.

Brewery Introduction

In the mid-90’s, Master Brewer Mark Thompson returned to his native Virginia from Portland, OR, having learned two things: First, that the craft of artisanal brewing was one part science and one part art; and second, that making delicious beer was a lot cooler than anything he had ever done as a... Read More

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