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Hop Sutra - Peace Tree Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 17
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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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salvo

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4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chestnut brown with red highlights under an inch of khaki head. The head lasts, leaving islands and then a ring as the beer warms. Etching and streaking all the way down the glass. Very little sediment; the beer is almost clear--just a little hazy.

Hops are more in the earthy-medicinal-astringent line, with some mild sweet malt holding it together. A vague oiled baseball glove smell is there at the end: leather and linseed.

Opens bitter, turns momentarily sweet, and finishes long, dry, and bitter with peppery alcohol at the very end. Satisfying and rich in the mouth and throat: full-bodied. Nicely balanced; complex.

Holds up well: label says June 2010 bottling.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 22:02:23 | More by salvo
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Hop Sutra from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.