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Hop Zen - Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store

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Hop Zen
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4 Ratings
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: drabmuh on 01-06-2011)
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Photo of Thorpe429
3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Franklin's.

Pours a medium copper color with an off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries a bit of floral hops and pine plus light caramel malt in the background. Not particularly hoppy, and some malt in the background. Flavor has a moderate hop presence. Medium body and a dry, bitter finish. Well played, but not quite up to snuff.

Thorpe429, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +13%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of yourefragile
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Franklins.

Pours a deep copper with a khaki head that leaves thin lacing. Very mild, subtle aroma. Faint floral hops and light toast but not much else. Flavor is similar, nothing is wrong here, just lacking. Mildly sweet and caramel with residual pine and floral hops in the finish. Very smooth and balanced with a robust body. Sort of like a more tame Nosferatu and that's not a bad thing.

yourefragile, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brown and hazy with a tan head of small and medium bubbles. Some lacing but low carbonation.

Aroma is malty with pint and earthy hops.

Beer is medium to high in body with a strong bitterness and some malt sweetness. Overly bitter in my opinion. The sweetness balances it slightly but overall it is missing some midpalate flavors. It's not bad though, pretty fun to drink actually, just wanted more flavor.

drabmuh, Jan 06, 2011
Hop Zen from Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.