The Trip X ('72 Eldorado Fresh Hop IPA) - New Belgium Brewing
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3.6/5 rDev +0.3%
Wow... surprised to be the first review on this one. The Eldorado is on draft at a few places around town. My glass was enjoyed at the R&R Public House in Meridian earlier today. Poured into a big Ayinger glass.. Nice 1" off white head.. the brew is glowing hazed orange.. decent lacing and retention.
The nose shows a big blast of grassy hops punctuated by citric hops... I'm surprised how much the citrus hoppiness comes out in a fresh hop brew... pale malts show to help pull the aroma from the glass..
Flavor pretty much mirrors the nose but with a lingering pithy bitterness that I don't dig too much. Up front a light fresh cut grass and herbal note combine with citrus zest... pale maltiness carries the hops for a bit and then an offputting astringency lingers for a long while on the palate.... a bit of light white peach shows with warmth.. but the hops are the big player and still the finish just really doesn't improve.
Body is a good medium... carbonation is fine...
Overall, it just seems like the hops were put in too early and made for too much bitterness... still though, it is a damn solid beer... I just think it needs to be dialed in quite a bit.
10-31-2011 05:52:14 | More by JohnGalt1
3.1/5 rDev -13.6%
At flying goat
A: diaphanous copper with a bit of white foam topping. Spot lace.
S: citrus, pine, resin and sweet biscuit malt.
T: fairly sweet and bitter with some sweet crystal malts.
M; medium bodied with moderate carb.
O: nothing special here.
11-15-2011 03:44:10 | More by harrymel
The Trip X ('72 Eldorado Fresh Hop IPA) from New Belgium Brewing
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