Fresh Hop - Indeed Brewing Company
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2.68/5 rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: on-tap
10-09-2012 03:20:39 | More by BuckeyeOne
3.63/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2012 18:48:09 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3.8/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Serving type: on-tap
11-30-2013 19:26:30 | More by gatornation
Fresh Hop from Indeed Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.