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Hop Kitchen - APA (FOCOllaboration W/ Odell Brewing) - New Belgium Brewing

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Hop Kitchen - APA (FOCOllaboration W/ Odell Brewing)Hop Kitchen - APA (FOCOllaboration W/ Odell Brewing)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

201 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 3
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Uanof on 05-22-2014)
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-11-2014 17:36:21 | More by jacewg
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle best by 8/31/14 poured into a pint glass
A: Pure orange color with a one-finger head
S: Fresh hoppy notes- citrus rind (orange/lemon), pine and grass; a hint of malt
T: More malty but keeps the freshness and citrus notes from the nose
M: Medium-bodied, a bit of weight from the malt
O: A very solid APA, true to the style, a touch heavier in malt than hops; recommended

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 17:48:19 | More by ONUMello
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rawfish

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Stunning clear amber, with a dense and small cap of white foam. Suds are left all over the glass leaving an impressive and attractive trail following the decent retention.

Caramel malt, rather sweet but not dense or over done. Floral hops with a backing of citrus. Subtle lime, dried mangoes and red fruit esters.

Solid caramel and bready malt with just a twinge of vanilla and coffee grounds, backbone is a page out of Odell Brewing's 5 Barrel EPA but the hops here are much more in focus. Tangerine, pineapple, light mango with a grassy and floral finish. Medium bitterness with a citrus pith and grassy finish that leads to some drying and minimal alcohol.

Smooth carbonation and a medium body but very full feeling over the palate or an APA. Very complete with the bitterness leading to a nice drying feel. Alcohol warmth is kept low.

Ah FOCO, how nostalgic, it's where my journey into craft began. A great integration between elegant malt and just enough hop variance to keep the craft drinker's attention. A good beer for the summer season especially for a cool night in some mountains or the northern states. Cheers to NB and Odell, keep it up guys.

Serving type: bottle

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Ohio

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BucannonXC5

California

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Windmill Farms in Del Cerro (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.99
Purchased: July 10, 2014
Consumed: July 10, 2014
Misc.: Enjoy by Aug. 31, 2014

Poured a golden, orange clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Good amount of layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled a healthy mix of hops. Got floral hops, citrus hops, soapy pine, Cascade hops, orange zest, lime, honey, caramel, wheat and lime grass. Smelled tasty.

Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose, but still very tasty. Got floral hops, citrus hops, soapy pine, orange rind, lime juice, Cascade hops, tangerine, slight mango and other tropical notes, caramel and honey wheat.

Light body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. Surprised at the 6.7% ABV. It’s well-hidden.

A pretty tasty pale ale. I’d love to have it again. Great beer

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 03:11:45 | More by BucannonXC5
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Hop Kitchen - APA (FOCOllaboration W/ Odell Brewing) from New Belgium Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.