Covert Hops - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Covert Hops is a crafty ale. Its stealthy dark appearance belies a light body and beguiling hop aroma from the loads of herbal, piney hops (4+ lbs per barrel to be exact) that melds exceedingly well with its deliciously devious roasty flavor.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: avalon07 on 03-31-2012)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Covert Hops from Westbrook Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.