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Hop Sutra - Peace Tree Brewing Co.

Hop SutraHop Sutra

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BA SCORE
89
very good

109 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.53%


Brewed by:
Peace Tree Brewing Co. visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: daledeee on 07-24-2010)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #48 (Jan 2011):

The beer geeks have spoken, demanding an encore batch of this summer seasonal. Poured hearty enough to create an amazing head but not hard enough to draw the yeast into the glass. Slight chill haze to the reddish amber color. Ruby red grapefruit, ripe mangoes, and gritty pinesap resin in the nose tell the story of a very hoppy beer. Smoothness in the medium body. The maltiness provides a thick foundation for the hops to come down hard on--sip after sip, the taste buds get hammered with a uniform bitterness and an explosively complex flavor. Alcohol knocks hard with a clean estery fruitiness. Finishes bitter with some alcohol on the breath.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 14:48:40 | More by BeerAdvocate
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Peace Tree Hop Sutra Double IPA, Peace Tree Brewing Company, Knoxville, Iowa.

Hazed, dark amber, deep apricot hue, under a lush bone white head.

Aroma: prickly pine, resinous, and certainly citric. Grapefruit, lemon, and lime. Bold and brash.

Taste: more big citrus, more powerful bitterness, slight astringency, washing over …juicy…pithy…mmm. This is possessed by what I can only call an ineluctable Belgian yeast quality. It permeates everything, to the benefit of all. Absolute yummitude, that's another way to put it. Hop bitterness meets completely oddball Belgian yeasty weirdness. And everyone's a winner.

If anyone's still missing out on the joys of a Belgian IPA, American-style or Belgian-style, well, my heart goes out to you. This guy digs 'em. Fullish body, longish finish. Great hop presence on the palate,...I am enjoying the heck out of this one. More Hop Sutra, Peace Tree, more, more, more!

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2014 22:42:11 | More by feloniousmonk
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No bottle date and poured cold at 37-40 degrees. Overall very enjoyable and would drink regularly if local
A: orangey brown with dirty lace ring
S:citrus orange rind, hop resins, earthy pine
T: follows the nose with citrus throughout and a resinous malt backbone that isn't too aggressive given high abv
M: carb a bit weak with coating feel

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Glass Used: Nonic pint

Appearance: This DIPA poured a viscous, cloudy maple syrup color with a rich looking off-white head which was two and a half fingers thick. Nice look.

Smell: Resinous with loads of citrus and mango along with yeast, dank and banana. This is a great smelling DIPA. A little bit of booze singes the nose at the end but not enough to make this un-enjoyable.

Taste: The hops explode the moment you take a sip. The citrus and tropical fruits carryover very, very well along with the yeasty characteristics. Damn good.

Mouthfeel: Thick, sticky, coating; Well carbonated with a medium mouthfeel.

Overall: This DIPA packs in all the flavors I enjoy in this style. I would not hesitate to grab this if I had the opportunity.. A+

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I have a had a few other offerings by peace tree that have left me less than impressed, in fact I decided that this would be the last chance for them before I bought this but I'm glad that I did! This is an excellent example of a double ipa!! wow! the appearance is solid, a little thin in the head, the smell and taste are my favorite qualities of this beer. Strong aromas of heavily heavenly hopped-ness, it's a different and distinct hop aroma though, not really citrusy or tropical but not earthy and dank either, almost sweet... The flavor in this beer hits the aromas spot on, I think the malts help cut the hops but not too much at all. and it has this really unique aftertaste that isn't harshly bitter or hanging heavy brutal aftertaste, spot on hop awesomeness! I will definitely be buying another 4 pack of this!!

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Poured into a chilled chalice glass.

A: Fairly standard orangey-type color when poured into the chalice. Light lacing around the glass that dissipates and sinks fairly rapidly. 1.5 finger white head when poured.

S: Again, standard hoppy Double IPA smell with a little bit more alcohol than I prefer.

T: Smooth, with just hints of hops and bitterness at the end. Nothing particularly memorable. Quite sessionable, actually.

M: Very smooth. Some coating of the tongue after drinking, but overall a fairly standard IPA feel.

O: Not a bad iteration of the Double IPA style, but nothing particularly stands out. 3.75.

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Hop Sutra from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.