Hop Sutra - Peace Tree Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beagle75:
2.42/5 rDev -38.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Hopside-down pilsner glass.
A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with a retreating residue of off-white bubbles. Scant lacing remains on the glass.
S: Underpowered pine seems left to fend for itself. Malt is not detectable, likewise alcohol, although a thread of artificial laundry detergent perfume tries to hide unsuccessfully.
T: Begins off-dry, with coniferous herbaceous hop aromatics that show a medicinal side early. Acidity is sharp and potent into the middle where hop flavors turn more spicy. The finish is astringent and moderately bitter, sweetening late but lacking needed complexity. Alcohol is fairly well-hidden, slightly syrupy perhaps.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, resinous and acidic on the palate, with brisk carbonation.
D/O: Mediocre and too dependent on Columbus-derived hop qualities, this DIPA is definitely not a head-turner. Fermentation flavors are surprisingly lacking, considering the much-advertised Belgian yeast strain used to brew it, while malt and hops are entirely one-dimensional. The best compliment it affords is that it does not offend.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2012 14:07:52 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I've not had a ton of beer from iowa, but I've liked most of what I've been able to try. this is a fun one, courtesy of a new friend. a double ipa of sorts, hopped and dry hopped to oblivion, supposedly with some belgian yeast strain, but i don't get much of its influence, and whatever its done to this beer is overshadowed by its enormous hop flavors. nice hazy redwood color, red mulch sort of shade, with a short but lasting fizzy white head. it smells like citrusy hops, tons of alpha acids and pine sap, its very much the west cost bomb, but the grain bill is different. the taste confirms a little something darker in the grain bill, coppery fresh baked front end devolves quickly into a woody hop bomb that must have some centennial in it along with some other heavy hitting C varietals. the yeast profile is oddly nondescript for me, i get nothing of the declared belgian yeast, and the alcohol is remarkably well hidden. also rather quick finishing for such a big beer, so i assume some high gravity ale yeast was used. a little thick in feel, but the exuberant carbonation brighten things up on the palate. a well packaged and well made from a brewery i had previously never heard of. fun stuff.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2014 22:46:03 | More by StonedTrippin
Hop Sutra from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.