Hop Herd - American River Brewing Company
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3.79/5 rDev +3%
Appearance - Pours crystal clear and orange copper in color with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention, giving way to a thin, consistent layer of surface suds.
Smell - Caramel sweetness smacks you in the nostrils with an abundant presence, but don't overwhelm a very present hop attack in the form of grapefruit with lesser notes of pine and floral qualities.
Taste - Follows the nose. Plenty of caramel malt plays follow the leader with the hop assault, leading the citrus, pine and floral notes through the gauntlet whilst still coming out ahead. A firm but reserved orange pith bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Somewhere between medium and full in body with low to moderate carbonation. Silky texture before a semi-dry finish.
Overall - A fine DIPA. If you like Deschutes' Inversion IPA, you'll be a fan of this too; similar qualities in both flavor and balance. Not my favorite American River offering, but solid and a future buy nonetheless.
08-01-2014 07:05:02 | More by TheSixthRing
3.96/5 rDev +7.6%
This beer is kind of in between a regular IPA and a Double IPA.
Pours a light amber, gold color with a pretty nice off white head.
Aromas are a mix of caramel and grapefruit.
Taste is crisp, clean, and a bit dry. Caramel and hard candy sweetness, also slightly creamy. Finish has a nice grapefruit and pine hop bite. Nicely balanced.
Mouthfeel is snappy and crisp with lighter body and nice carbonation.
Overall, a pleasant surprise and a very solid beer.
05-18-2013 17:14:00 | More by flexabull
Hop Herd from American River Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.