Ahtanum Hops (Single Hop Series) - Hermitage Brewing
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3.3/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I don't have a really god relationship with Hermitage: they tend to brew the low-distribution, low-quality beers that get a limited release at the BevMos in my area of California. But Ahtanum is a hop I'm not all that familiar with, so I thought it was worth giving it a shot.
Pours a clear burnished copper colour, with a full, heady crown of off-white, pocked with larger bubbles. Solid sheeting, slightly frothy lacing. Not bad.
Nose is prickly and sharp, with a vegetative, spicy, herbal greenness. A touch of powdery sweetness comes though, leaving some odd lavender fragrance. Not bad at all.
Taste is disappointingly weak, in fact pointlessly so given this is meant to showcase a hop. Either Ahtanum is weak as piss or this has a pointlessly small amount of it used early in the boil. Light bready grain notes, with just an uptilt of citrus and a flaky hint of something green in the background. Feel is smooth, but lacking bite.
Overall, unimpressive, given it's meant to showcase a hop. It does a decent job on the aroma, but it's really weak on the finish—hopefully this just means it's a low-alpha hop in general. Otherwise, this is an extremely disappointing brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2012 03:30:50 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.8/5 rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours cloudy golden orange with a huge thick tan head, creating tons of lace from the fluffy bubbles, which lasted forever.
Smells of extreme floral hops, almost a lavender like smell, with some light malts underneath the literal bouquet.
Taste only has the floral on the finish/aftertaste, as well as a lasting pithy stickiness, but before that, it's loaded with a very earthy bitterness, which flashes some sweet malt before the the finish arrives.
Texture is lighter bodied, and very smooth. A bit of a dry finish makes for a very drinkable beer.
Next to arrive in the single hop series, the beer isn't bad, but the Ahtanum hops are very floral, and the flavor is really bitter. I liked it, but it's not my kind of hoppy beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2012 05:11:14 | More by Drinkerofales
Ahtanum Hops (Single Hop Series) from Hermitage Brewing
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