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Hop Hunter IPA

Judges Rating: 
95
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Pungent, earthy hop resins punch the drinker in the nose with notes of pine, citrus, grapefruit and even hints of juniper. Pale malt-driven, this golden beer achieves impressive clarity and a moderate, white, persistent head. Extraordinary hop flavors burst on the tongue in rich, spicy waves that seem bold and flavorful yet appealing, agreeable and not astringent. The moderate mouthfeel and malt backbone seem just ample enough to form a supporting foundation for the mammoth hop profile, with mild, fruity esters in the background. This beer emerges as a fragrant, intensely hopped IPA with aroma, flavoring and bittering hops that avoid being catty or overly earthy. It's a hop lover's dream.

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