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Single Batch Series - Hop Swap | Sebago Brewing Company

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Sebago Brewing Company
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Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hop Swap (6.1% ABV) is named for a process - a deliberate brewing of a solid American Ale where the hops are annually swapped out as an experiment. The 2012 Hop Swap has Centennial, Cascade and Citra hops in it.

The grapefruit and pine notes of the Cascade and Centennial hops blend perfectly with the mango and passion fruit aromas from the Citra hops. This draft only offering forces you to drink it now when the hop character is at its best. Swirl, sniff and quaff away!

Added by GarthDanielson on 08-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 21
Photo of edward_boumil
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Clear, copper colored body, nice carbonation. Originally produced a fluffy head, though it went away over time. Leaves a nice lace on the side of the glass.
S: Sweet, smells of lemon and pine. Get a little cereal graininess in this as well personally. Hints of ethanol.
T: Very well balanced. The malt has a large presence in this beer, which keeps the hops in balance. Hops themselves come off as piney and lemon citrusy, just as the nose. Definately some dark fruit flavors as well.
F: Finishes nicely. Its an IPA so obviously a little dry, body is a bit light, carbonation standard. There's really nothing to complain about.
O: Solid IPA, enjoyable and highly drinkable, interesting flavors. Absolutely worth a try.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a stemmed schooner, the beer is a hazy, opaque, bright orange-copper coloring with a low profile, frothy, off-white head of a solid half an inch. Aromas of spicy, piney, peppery hops on a solid citrus sweet backbone. Flavors are hop forward, but with a solid caramel malt backbone. Citrus highlights impart on the mid-tongue, with a fantastic balance overall. The hops resin character is all over the forward tongue, while the spice and pepper hits the back tongue. Bitterness travels throughout, leading to a smooth, rich, and slightly bitter aftertaste. Great lacing along the glass, with a smooth, slightly drying finish. Very tasty!

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Single Batch Series - Hop Swap from Sebago Brewing Company
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