Hop Cone-A-Copia Double IPA - Naked Dove Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 1 | Show All Ratings:
4.25/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
This brew was served from the tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a stemless chalice glowing a toasted golden caramel. It held a one finger head of crisp tan bubbles, showing nice retention. Waves of lacing were left as the bubbles receded. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared active. The aroma gave oily citrus, sticky and piney hops with serious grit, syrupy honey nectars, muddy pale malts, thick toast, grainy sandiness, mineral, and fusel booze. Our first impression was that the flavoring showed big bittering hops, but these were very well balanced and smooth. As we sipped, dirty citric rind and piney hops started things off. These were accompanied by big metallics, boozy bite, and more raw resiny hops. The hops really drowned everything out at first, but in a good way. This pushed the pale malty toast to the peak, giving way for its own sour mash. The middle continued with alcohol wash, gritty hops, black pepper, mineral, and yeast. The finish had the smoothness of pine nuts, with stark piney hops, and soured grapefruit bite, all while holding onto that continued, resiny oiliness of fresh, green hops. The aftertaste breathed of bittered pine cone, boozy fumes, metallic yeast, and bready malts with a bit more substance than through the middle previously. The body was medium, and the carbonation was bubbly, filling the mouth with a hearty foam. The feel did remain soft, with nice slurp, smack, and cream coating the mouth. There was a quick following of gritty astringency to envelop the entire palate. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank way easily.
Overall, what we liked best about this brew was the flavoring. The hops really exploded onto the palate giving huge bittering bite with a nice, balancing syrupy sweetness. The former caused the mouth to pucker, giving a harshness and grit to the feel. This does slow the drink down a bit. The nose remains equally as sticky and hoppy, making for a well-rounded, delicious brew.
Serving type: on-tap
12-05-2012 15:55:24 | More by TheBrewo
Hop Cone-A-Copia Double IPA from Naked Dove Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.