Covert Hops - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
01-22-2013 02:08:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.88/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
10-25-2012 23:06:28 | More by UnderPressure
2.78/5 rDev -24.5%
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.
10-05-2012 20:15:41 | More by GossageBrewery
1.25/5 rDev -66%
I bought a bomber at Growlers while on vacation in Hilton Head after trying and enjoying their IPA. I was very excited by try this after I got home. As I poured it in the glass, the beer immediately turned to foam. The bottle was infected. I notified the brewery to see what their response would be. They admitted thay had a problem with that batch and they should have been pulled from the shelves. Unfortunately, I had the same result with their Pacific Jade Rye Pale Ale. They offered to replace them if I brought in the email the next time I am in Charlotte. As I live 376 miles from there, I don't see making the trip and remembering to bring the email. I don't know what I expected, but I thought blaming the store and making a lame offer was disappointing. Not the way to build a faithful following. This is more a review of the Brewery than the on the beer, I felt it needed to be posted.
08-03-2012 01:27:01 | More by fat58hwy
Covert Hops from Westbrook Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.