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King Of Hop - Starr Hill Brewery

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
King of Hop Imperial India Pale Ale is brewed with heaps of American hops from the Pacific Northwest. This medium-bodied beer is dry-hopped to achieve an invigoratingly fresh aroma, which highlights the powerful citrus characteristics of the hops. Flavor notes of orange peel, passion fruit, grapefruit, and gooseberry lend balance to the bracingly herbal bite.

(Beer added by: jzeilinger on 07-12-2014)
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Released July 1st, this particular one was bottled 6/19/14.

A - Pours dark copper gold color with a thick white head, light but steady carbonation, and sticky lacing.

S - Spicy orange, citrus, papaya, herbally, with a light caramel aroma being almost covered by the hops.

T - Light floral, lemon, grapefruit, oranges, mango, passionfruit, papaya, some apricot all come up front with a sudden burst of tang on the tip of the tongue. After the fruity tang the malt catches up bringing the intensity down just slightly but definitely tropical fruity all the way to the end and leaves a lingering orange tang in the back of the mouth with some slight grapefruit bitterness underneath and on the back end. Juicy.

M - Full medium body, slight thickness, coats the mouth with a tangy tropical fruit cotton-like sensation. Finishes wet, but yet very dry on the back of the tongue.

O - Enough balance to keep the beer sweet and fruity-like without cloying or edgy bitterness.

jzeilinger, Jul 12, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Pours a clear golden with white head and superglue sticky lacing. Great nose, very floral and smells of orange zest. The taste follows suit and the mouthfeel is light, hops leave an oily residue on your tongue. This is a very nice IPA that I'll definitely have again. Talk about easy to drink. Nicely done Starr Hill.

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4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Deep crystal clear yellow to brass orange body color, with nice fine and thin plentiful carbonation. Head easily makes a solid controlled four fingers, with a bit of swiss cheese and foamy to soapy appearance. Head falls in even levels like a descending circle.

Solid simple aroma. Good florals and hints of some juiced sweet fruit quality. Kind of interesting, with an indistinct fruit bent on it. Pretty solid and decent.

Palate comes with a solid mouthfeel that hints towards some light sugars and thickness. Candy like aromas seem to burst in the mouth with mild bitterness. Leafy to mint like finish, and somewhat chewy hop bent. Half decent amount of fruit hop juice getting towards tropical a bit in the palate, but with a somewhat cotton candy small sugar bent.

Overall it's just a pretty enjoyable one for an IPA not breaking new ground here, but I could easily have this again and be happy. Happy to be just having another Starr Hill beer that I enjoy for a change.

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King Of Hop from Starr Hill Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.