Hilltop IPA - Core Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Hilltop IPA
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Core Brewing & Distilling Co. visit their website
Arkansas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: russpowell on 10-12-2013

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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Was somewhat tempted to guess EIPA, but between the ABV & flavors on display I called it an AIPA. 53 IBUs here, as this warms the American hoppyness wins the day!

Pours a chill-hazed amber with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Good head retention & lacing, never totally clears up

S: Big-time biscuitty malt & faint toastyness, not a ton of hoppyness

T: Biscuitty malt, pineyness, faint leafy & woody hops up front. Some pear notes sneak past the biscuitty malt & herbal/woody hops as this warms & finally some pink grapefruit & pine shows up in abundance. Pine & grapefruit over take the maltyness in the finish, juicy & a touch dry

MF: Medium bodied, fairly assertive carbonation , skews a touch malty for the style for most I'm sure, but it worked for me

Very drinkable, more like a 90s IPA (balanced, but still hoppy enough). To me this is like Fat Tire with enough hops to make you happy & realize it is an IPA!

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Photo of EagleTalon
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out to a thick head and produces significant lacing. Light copper color. Aroma is citrus and piney hops and sweet caramel and biscuity malts. Flavor is surprisingly balanced with strong toasty malts and their sweetness are fairly balanced by a large amount of hops. Grapefruit finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium and CO2 is appropriate. In summary, this is a very sessionable hoppy ale that often passes nowadays as an APA. But the IBUs and alcohol are appropriate for the AIPA category, never mind the current trend. Good stuff.

Hilltop IPA from Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.