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Single Batch Series - Hop Swap - Sebago Brewing Company

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Single Batch Series - Hop Swap
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89
very good

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GarthDanielson on 08-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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!
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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 1
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3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
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
89 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.