Fresh Hop - Indeed Brewing Company
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.21/5 rDev +9.1%
On tap at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul, MN. Served in a chalice glass.
Appearance: Color is a pale straw golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.
Smell: A very hop forward aroma with lots of earthy, floral, and citrus hints. Big upfront hop presence with floral hints and earthy hints of grass and pine resin. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, mango, pineapple, and lemon. Decent scent of malts in the background with hints of caramel, grains, biscuit, toast, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma, a juicy and nicely bitter hop forward taste with big earthy, citrus, and floral notes. Upfront floral and grassy hops along with some dank pine resin. Juicy citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, lemon zest, and pineapple. Bready malt background with notes of grains, biscuit, caramel, cracker, toast, and yeast. A solid fresh IPA taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily. Smooth and drying.
Overall: A pretty nice fresh hop IPA. Very hop forward but moderately bodied and pretty clean and smooth.
09-17-2013 06:03:59 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
2.68/5 rDev -30.6%
Had on tap at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul.
Poured 10 oz. into a tulip a straw color with a decent white head that left a bit of lacing, though it didn't coat the glass. Nothing spectacular.
For a fresh hop ale, this was disappointingly underwhelming in its aroma. Truly I tell you, there was little to no aroma at all. I specifically let it warm a bit after my first olafactory experience and got nothing, even with a healthy whiff. Disappointing.
The taste left much to be desired. No pine, no citrus, no earthiness, no nothing but bitterness. This is one of the most bitter beers I've ever had. This must be what the Mpls homers look for --- all bitter, no flavor (see my review of Masala Mama). This was a waste of some fresh Yakima, Washington hops. It's obvious the brewers think that malt is an offense to a good pale ale. Oh, the humanity. Sub-par.
Good carbonation. Average.
I would not try this again. I get to Mpls now and then, and based on this effort, I would typically not give Indeed Brewing another thought. I will, though, in good faith, expect that they'll get their shit together over time. I'll check them out in a few month and see what's what.
10-09-2012 03:20:39 | More by BuckeyeOne
3.8/5 rDev -1.6%
on tap at hello pizza
A- pours a clear golden yellow color with a finger of nice white head a bit of lacing
S--tropical earthy with citrus notes sweet malts
T- very good with nice tropical hop tastes a wave of citrus notes with lemon zest balanced with baked bread malts
M- crisp and zesty medium carbonation
O- fresh tropical hops in a 5% ABV PA was very tasty
11-30-2013 19:26:30 | More by gatornation
4/5 rDev +3.6%
750 mL bottle from the brewery. Stamped "filled Sep 18th, 2012". Light golden with two fingers of white foam. Fits of lacing. Smell is resin forward, floral notes and a bit of citric pith. Lightly malty. Taste is very similar. Flavorful pine resin, floral, grassy, and a bit of citrus pith. Moderately bitter. Light washing of malt. Medium bodied, nice level of carbonation. Dry finish. Nicely flavorful, moderate bitterness, and moderate ABV, this one is very drinkable.
10-08-2012 01:27:46 | More by JackieTH
4.28/5 rDev +10.9%
A- Dark golden, more or less perfectly clear. Head is one and a half fingers, white, long lasting, just one ring of lacing.
S- The aroma is a wonderful mix of fruits. It is primarily a tropical fruit aroma, with some citrus and a hint of fresh grass.
T- It is not quite as assertive here. Still, tropical fruits are the big flavor, with a good bit of orange juice like flavor as well. The malt is present but muted. Medium-long fruity finish.
M- Medium light body, smooth carbonation.
O- A very good beer. The aroma really makes this one worth having.
12-04-2013 05:35:42 | More by jsprain1
3.63/5 rDev -6%
Big thanks to Penguin3200 for the bottle. Bottled 9/18/2012.
Appearance: Pale straw with some slightly darker gold hints. Almost perfectly clear. Head it bright-white, chunky, and loose. Drops to a thin cap with big notches of chunky, fluffy lacing. Moderate retention on the tiny cap.
Smell: Lightly floral with some pine needle. Grapefruit flesh. A touch of tropical fruit. Pale bready malts. Mild spiciness in the background. Cracker like malt snap. Slightly earthy and herbal. Some grass. Nice orange zest in the back. Very delicate and mild.
Taste: Floral. Incredibly floral. Backed by an oily grapefruit and orange zest. Pithy bitterness builds over some delicate malts. Crisp, clean pale malts. Bready, crackers, and earthy. Mild herbal spiciness in the back. Bitterness lingers. Pure Centennial hops.
Mouthfeel: Lighter side of medium on the body. Carbonation is moderate, but lively. Incredibly drinkable with a lingering dryness.
Overall: Clean, fresh hops. Clean, fresh beer.
Crazy amounts of flavor packed in to a super easy drinking pale ale. If Centennial hops aren't your jam, avoid this. If they are, drink this now and get more as soon as possible.
10-10-2012 18:48:09 | More by Goblinmunkey7
Fresh Hop from Indeed Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.