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White Birch Hooksett Ale - White Birch Brewing

White Birch Hooksett AleWhite Birch Hooksett Ale

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86
very good

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%


Brewed by:
White Birch Brewing visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Inspired by our love of Belgian ales and hoppy West Coast ales. We bring Cascade and Columbus hops together with our house yeast for a smooth Belgian style hopfest. Best when fresh, this beer is not intended for aging.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 01-26-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by JuliusCaesar:
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JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-23-2013 22:09:50 | More by JuliusCaesar
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-22-2014 23:56:11 | More by ZEB89
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mynie

Indiana

3.19/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From March of 2013. Been refrigerated that entire time, at least.

Pours a thick orange with a nice wheat head, very carbonated and pleasantly frothy.

Smells peppry with nodes of citrus and spice. The spice gets more pronounced as the beer warms.

Tastes quite spicy. Moves into a dry barley middle and ends with a combination of mild citrusy hops and your grandmother's spice rack. The fizz really tames out the back end, flavorwise, which is weird because it also makes it messy. It's like the flavor profile was very close to being a wreck but then age and overcarbonation made it merely uneven.

All in all, not that great.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 01:44:22 | More by mynie
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09-29-2013 01:29:01 | More by einman
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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DAllspaw

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3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, thick orange with solid white lacing that clings to the tulip glass for the full duration. Smell is not overpowering or juicy by any stretch, more piney and resinous with heavy malt, bready smell.

The strength of this beer is the malt, vey chewy with fairy heavy body. I prefer to sip here styles of IPA over the standard versions. I would certainly buy again, but the Belgian tag is lost one me, more an American or perhaps English yeast strain to me.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 00:52:55 | More by DAllspaw
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White Birch Hooksett Ale from White Birch Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.