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Fresh Hop IPA - Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 7.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 10-06-2012

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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 7
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a chalice. Less than 2 weeks old.

A: a slightly orangy yellow with a thin whispy white head that quickly flattened out without leaving any lacing. looks aiight.

S: gym locker, socks, dank pine. It's not necessarily my bag, but it is compelling.

T: bruleed grapefruit, grapes, pith, bitter and dry. Hints of greatness, but quickly fleeting.

M: thinner than I expected, no buzzing of the tongue as with some other full on piney IPAs, which creates more mouthfeel. A little hot for 7%. Quick and dry.

O: I'm a huge advocate of their Ruud IPA and Imperial IPAs (they've beaten some crazy heavy hitters in numerous blind taste offs at my house), so I was very excited for this one. That said, I'm not blown away by it. The balance is off, and some of the 'off' like characteristics that sometimes sink fresh hop beers are taking it in a weird direction for me. I'm sure someone else could love it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice opaque orange colour with a light tan coloured head. Bits of lacing. Smells of bright citrus notes, floral hops, and mango...with a subtle maltiness on the back. Taste has a nice assertive bitter hop bite, juicy citrus notes, hints of pine, resin, pineapple, and caramel. Creamy, medium body, nice carbonation, clean finish. Great drinkability.

I thought Old Schoolhouse's Imperial Stout was quite nice, and this was a nice treat as well. I have two more Old Schoolhouse IPA's in the fridge, and I'm looking forward to them!

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Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine slightly off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops, pineapple and tropical fruit. Flavor of herbal and piney hops, citrus, grapefruit and sweet malt. Finishes with a nice long lingering resinous hop aftertaste and bitterness. Nice balance of hops and malt. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A very nicely done Northwest IPA. I'll put this in my fall rotation.

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A - Pours a clear, darker orange with a one and a half inch foamy light tan head. Good retention.

S - Nice pine, grass, and subtle citrus.

T - Lots of grass, pine, and dark oranges.

D - Creamy smooth and good carbonation.

O - Very nice fresh hop. I have been let down by some of the Fresh Hop releases this year, but I was pleased with this one.

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Aroma is bright and fresh, dank and sticky. Tons of grapefruit rind, hop resin, some pine. Smells great.

Taste is a good balance between biscuity pale malt and resinous sticky hops. Citrus and pine, but mostly citrus. Lots of alpha acids give it a sharp bitter finish. Pure hop essence in a glass.

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Overall a very tasty, enjoyable fresh hop IPA, and I believe better than last year's. About as good as they get.

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