Covert Hops - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jpro:
4.08/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
64oz growler brought to our Memorial Day cookout. Poured into a shaker pint glass...
A: Black; quarter-finger of mocha head; leaves some blobs of lace.
S: Sweet malts; ground coffee; hempy hops.
T: Starts with a blast of hops - citrusy and pine resin, followed by sweet roasted malts and chocolate; very roasty on the finish.
M: Full-bodied; moderate carbonation; a little too full for the style, perhaps - but I guess it is a pretty wide open style; sticky.
O: A nice American Black Ale... Hoppiness is good, but just a smidge more mouthfeel and roastiness than I’d expect for the style. A nice brew, though -
*from notes (5-29-12)
Serving type: growler
06-25-2012 03:17:24 | More by jpro
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4.03/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle pour for New Brew Thursday's 3rd Anniversary event held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.
Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with an herbal flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2013 02:08:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.88/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle dated 3-3-12. Opened 10-25-12. Served at 48 degrees F.
Overly carbonated. I'm surprised the bottle didn't burst. Big time air escape while prying the cap. 95% foam when pouring into a pint glass... An obvious flaw. Opaque, black beer. A rocky, long-lasting tan head fills nearly the entire glass. Lacing everywhere.
Heavy spicy/piney American hops in the aroma. Roasted malt accompanies.
The flavor is reminiscent of a hoppy porter. Chocolate and coffee with heavy hops. Plenty of bitterness. Great flavor.
Light bodied. Intense, attacking carbonation even after all that foam. A long lasting very bitter finish.
This would've been an awesome beer if it wasn't for all the carbonation. It's taking me all night to drink this beer waiting for the carbonation to die down every time I pour some. It's been bottled for nearly 8 months. Maybe the residual yeast has been working on fermentable sugars during that time.
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2012 23:06:28 | More by UnderPressure
2.78/5 rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Served this American Black Ale, on tap, at the brewery, in a pint glass. This ale poured a dark black color, produced a thick brown head, featured excellent retention and excellent lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of roasted grain and herbal piney hops. Medium in body, this ale featured roasted grain, and piney hops. Overall this brew is a bit off balanced, the hop flavor fades at the end and leaves an almost watered down taste at the finish.
Serving type: on-tap
10-05-2012 20:15:41 | More by GossageBrewery
Covert Hops from Westbrook Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.