Hoppy Poppy IPA - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
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Reviews by charlzm:
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Consumed October 16th, 2012 in a Samuel Adams fancy-schmansy pint glass at a starting temp of 50 degrees F.
Beer pours a brilliantly clear light copper. A two finger off-white head remains long after the pour. Creamy head texture, nice sheeting.
Aroma - some caramel malt evident, mingled with floral, grassy hops. Trace of citrus. Aroma is fairly tame. Some agitation reveals a disagreeable skunky odor.
Flavor is interesting. Some muted bready and caramel malt up front, followed by a significant herbal , piny bitterness after the swallow. Though the beer is brewed with poppy seeds, I cannot pick out a flavor that corresponds. Nice IPA, sort of like a spicier SNPA.
Mouthfeel is medium with a touch of creaminess and chewiness. Some carbonation bite and tingle. Fairly long-lasting dryness is nice: not overpowering.
A solid IPA, but nothing spectacular. The bar is so high in this style it takes a real miracle to stand out from the crowd. In 2000, this might have been a game changer.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2012 02:38:21 | More by charlzm
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