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Brett The Hipman Hop - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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93 Ratings

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 10
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cynic-ale on 02-16-2014)
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Reviews by Florida9:
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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Hazy pale pastel yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized creamy white head. Little retention. Only light bits of lacing.

S: The strong scent of Brett. Wow this is one of the most Brett forward beers I've had. Notes of hay, tart pineapple, tropical fruit, bubble gum, unripe fruit, lighter citrus, lemon, and just an overall funkiness. Flat out pungent.

T: Well, the taste follows the scent. This one has a very strong Brett character. Lightly tart, but more than a little bit pungent. Mild sweetness. Floral, pineapple, lemon-lime soda, yeasty spice, unripe peaches, and just a hint of basement.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Lightly tart, like a lemon-sour candy. Mild pungency on the tongue. Dry on the back end. Very little bitterness.

O: Damn! This is one Brett (presumably Brett c) forward beer, especially considering this is supposed to be a Pale Ale "finished" with Brett. I've had 100% Brett fermented beers with less Brett character than this. Now all of that is not to say this is a bad beer, because it isn't, but how much you like this beer will be directly correlated to how much you like Brett.

Florida9, Apr 05, 2014
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Whoa!!!! This brew smells funky! There is no doubt in my mind at this point this is a wild ale. Explosive malt sweetness to the extreme.

Definitely not for me, very sour and dry. No hop presence whatsoever and that's what I'm into. I enjoyed this beer until I tasted it.

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Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 3/26/14

Appearance: Hazy orange gold - pours with a large, white head - fades to a nice cap, leaves some nice streaks and spots of lacing

Smell: Lots of Brett, as the name would imply - very funky with a load of straight-up, pungent Brett - some barnyard funk, with some dirt, and some light fruits - white grapes and some green apples - citrus in the background that mixes with the Brett in some weird ways - some other layers of funk that I can't quite describe

Taste: Pungent Brett and some citrus - very yeasty, with a ton of funk - some barnyard and wet, dirty basement - some fruity esters including green apple, white grapes, and lemon - some nice citrus notes including orange and grapefruit flesh, with some tropical notes - some pale and caramel malts at the base - finishes with more Brett and tartness

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, nicely tart

Overall: Excellently executed

This smells funky, but I'm guessing it smells much better than a WWE locker room. I'm glad I had a chance to try this before (I'm guessing) Against the Grain receives a cease and desist letter. Regardless of the name, this is a good beer, with some nice funk and nice tartness.

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Brett The Hipman Hop from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
88 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.