1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Ahtanum Hops (Single Hop Series) - Hermitage Brewing

Not Rated.
Ahtanum Hops (Single Hop Series)Ahtanum Hops (Single Hop Series)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
-
no score

7 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 23.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hermitage Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Drinkerofales on 06-17-2012)
View: Beers (31) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Drinkerofales:
Photo of Drinkerofales
Drinkerofales

California

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.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 05:11:14 | More by Drinkerofales
More User Reviews:
Photo of TCirillo
TCirillo

California

4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

05-31-2013 23:53:45 | More by TCirillo
Photo of t0rin0
t0rin0

California

2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

04-04-2013 00:11:44 | More by t0rin0
Photo of LoFiDave
LoFiDave

California

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

03-16-2013 04:34:01 | More by LoFiDave
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

02-23-2013 23:12:04 | More by GRG1313
Photo of JellyJacket
JellyJacket

Illinois

4/5  rDev +21.2%

12-12-2012 05:46:01 | More by JellyJacket
Photo of lacqueredmouse
lacqueredmouse

Australia

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
Ahtanum Hops (Single Hop Series) from Hermitage Brewing
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.