IPX Single Hop Series Chinook Hops - Hopworks Urban Brewery
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4.16/5 rDev +6.7%
A: Light orange. Clear. Thin head. No lacing per se.
S: Grapefruit. Sweet.
T: High hop up front, in the middle, and end. Grapefruit and pine. Moderate malt. Bitter.
M: medium carbonation. Medium body. Think Emma Watson.
O: this is a high-hop IPA. It does a great job of showcasing the chinook hop. I would have rated it higher, but the bitterness was a bit too much.
04-14-2014 02:56:46 | More by jellikit
3.44/5 rDev -11.8%
Slightly hazy bright orange amber in color. Pours a nice foamy splash in the Ciney snifter with some decent lacing. Light bodied and slightly oily mouthfeel. A smokey sharp green mango aromatic note. Quite spritzy.
The hop flavor is distinctive and not quite like anything I can remember. Fermenting apricots comes to mind. There is a unusual tart taste in the finish, like unripe raspberries. While there is some moderate upfront bitterness, this is not a highly biter brew. The aftertaste does have some grapefruit bitterness with a bold acidity like unripe raspberries. Herbal and malty with that grapefruit perfume.
Strange fruit. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the Community Co-op in Bellingham for five bucks.
06-11-2014 06:38:20 | More by mactrail
3.53/5 rDev -9.5%
Pours a pale straw/lemon yellow with a deep center tending closer towards the golden stereotype of the style. Good pillow white head that sticks around and laces the glass quite nicely.
Sweet sweet citrus. Tangerine cuties. Reminds me of HS lunch. It's kind of thin and one dimensional, but it's a good dimension!!
There's some interesting stuff going on, but it's lacking depth and complication. A side effect of being a single hop, perhaps? Even still, it seems it could have had more... anything? There's a nice swath through the middle when the Chinook's rear their sweet citrus head and give it a nice middle, but leaving the edges unhinged. Kind of like a team with a couple of nice supporting type players, but no positional balance or stars to finish the play.
A bit thin, but decent carbonation level and a good finish showcasing both the sweet citrus that has run rampant throughout and a decent pithy tail that lingers at the very end.
This is my first run in with a single hop beer (that I'm aware of anyway/that is explicitly a single hop beer), and I really like/appreciate the idea. I consider it a solid education experience, so I can better recognize the characteristics presented by specific hop varietals. That being said, it's not a beer that I'd jump all over myself to drink again. Solid presentation of the hops it set out to present, but even with that goal in mind, I felt like it could have been a bit more flushed out and supported by the body/malts/etc.
07-07-2014 06:21:10 | More by kemoarps
IPX Single Hop Series Chinook Hops from Hopworks Urban Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.