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Hop Nouveau - Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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85
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 11-04-2005

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3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Slatetank
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked this growler up at the brewpub after enjoying a sample on tap, poured chilled from the 2L into a cervoise.

The color is beautiful hazed amber with 2 fingers of ecru cream with ultra fine bead, visibly carbonated with specks of lace sticking on the glass. The smell has lots of green hop scents with moderate level of caramel in the aroma with light fruit ester of yeast and pleasant combination of herbal/citrus in the hop smell. The feel is very good with semi-full body with mild sweet texture followed by a resinous and oily hop quality with moderate carbontion and low astringency with slight bitterness increasing to a mostly dry finish with low alcohol influence on the palate.

The flavor begins with a nice clean bitter herbal taste with tea-like hop and mildly caramel malt entry with more toasted flavor mid palate and lightly spice oriented flavor of hops with a fruity/tangy yeast accent. The hops have a subtle bitter but not quite grassy flavor with nice caramel body enhancing the fresh hops by supporting into a mostly dry and only leaning slightly toward the hop bitterness balance-wise. This is a decent pale ale which is easy to quaff -a good example of the style with sufficiently bitter flavor it has a nice amount of hop flavor which makes for a drinkable American Pale

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Selin's Grove. Review from notes.

A: Pours a dark copper color with a small white head on top that dissipated quickly leaving behind a few bubbles. No lacing.

S: Fruity and rather green. Some grassy hops, slightly sweet.

T: Decent, some nice hop characteristics, with some grass, earthy hops, and slight bitterness. Some caramel mixed in.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: A decent beer, was hoping for a bit more of an assertive hop presence.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as an orange red color with a soapy white head on top. The head settles rather quickly and doesn't leave behind much retention or lacing. The smell of the beer is earthy, some grain aromas and hops on the nose that give off more of an English style Pale Ale than an American one. The taste is rather mellow, it's much like the aroma, it's earthy with some sweet dry malt in there with a subtle bitterness following up the finish. The mouthfeel was light, I felt this could be a very sessionable beer coming in around 5.5% with it's lighter body. Overall it's a good brew, Nothing I would need to have again but wouldn't decline it if it were offered to me.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of MikeWard
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one last Friday (9/28) poured from a firkin perched on the bar. It had been crossed off on the menu, and i figured I was out of luck. Server gave me the info. Always check with your server I guess.

Dark amber, a bit on the cloudy side. A small head, which quickly disappeared.

Floral hops smell, grassy. Very good indeed.

Taste...good, but...must confess, had anticipated better. Pleasant, hoppy, just left me wanting a bit more

Overall, nice, but...

Will apparently be on tap very soon, so looking forward to giving it another go.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DWolf
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of stakem
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Here we are a year later with a new batch of SGB's pale ale that is made with the hops that were grown on premise. Served this time via the hand pull into a pub glass. The brew appears a perfectly clear golden color. A frothy finger of off-white head appears and maintains throughout the duration.

The smell is lightly fruity with some grassy notes mixed with a mineral touch. Some herbal quality mixes with rindy aspects that are a bit zesty. This is a very clean smelling brew that is easily approachable.

The taste is hop flavored without much bitterness. A mild amount I green cantaloupe is present mixed with a sweetness of bready to caramel grain. There is some mild rindy bitterness present alon with undertones of tropical fruits.

This is a medium bodied brew that is smooth and quite light on the carbonation. It gets a little watery at times but is excessively drinkable. This is some pretty good stuff. It's not fair to compare on year to the next but honestly this is a step up from last year. I distinctly remember this being very malt forward last year and this years take is much more balanced.

Photo of orangesol
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on cask at Selin's Grove into a pint.

A - Pours a slightly hazy, copper, amber with a creamy two finger head that dissipates down to a small cap of white head leaving light lacing down the glass.

S - Large amounts of hops with some biscuity, sweet, malts. Hops are herbal with a few wisps of tropical fruits. A very well balanced nose.

T - Strong malt presence in this one but it is balanced very well with the herbal hops. The hops are similar to the nose but they appear to be faded a little bit but are still plenty strong. Not as good as the fresh hop version but still very good.

M - Medium body and flavor with excellent carbonation. A very good balance of hops and malts.

D - Fairly high. I had a fresh hop version of this on cask about a month ago and it was much better. This was still good but not as good as that one.

Photo of koopa
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours orange to amber with a 1 finger white to slightly buttery crown that displays some retention and lace.

Smell: Herbal hops, citrus hops, some fresh wet hop dankness. Fairly restrained.

Taste: Same as nose but a bit more flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and fairly crisp carbonation.

Drinkability: Fairly sessionable.

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Hop Nouveau from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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