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Hop Flood

Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
5 / 6
38 / 40
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.