Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale - Odell Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed in a tulip during Odell’s tap takeover at Flanny’s. This collaboration with England’s Thornbridge Brewing was brewed with British malts and American hops.
An almost-clear pink-orange, the color of apricot skin. Nearly no head — just a wisp of fizz.
Interesting and surprisingly dank nose. A good amount of sweet weed resin, grass, caramel, wheat bread. The brewery labels this an extra pale ale, but it seems to have been hoppen to near-Myrcenary levels.
In the flavor, I get a similarly good and unexpected dank character. Weed, grass, flowers. In the front, the hop flavor is heavy and sweet, but it slides off at the swallow in a moderately dry finish. A little sugar and alcohol mix with hints of pine and grapefruit. The dry finish keeps things more drinkable than they should be at nearly nine percent.
Syrupy medium body with mild, poking carbonation and just a little fizz. Spicy on the tongue, from both alcohol and hops. Cleans off the palate well, though.
Pond Hopper tastes pretty American — all our brash hops pretty much overpower the milder British malt. Still, it’s very dank and tasty.
Serving type: on-tap
07-18-2012 22:59:37 | More by Phelps
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Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale from Odell Brewing Company
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