Hop Eruption - Mazama Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cxr1037:
4.2/5 rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Saw this on the shelf of the local liquor store tonight - they apparently just got this in. I was going to go for something reliable, as it's been a long week, but I figured why not give a new brewery a try.
From a 22 into a quintessential Duvel tulip:
Dark golden, SRM 10-15 range. Sandy, white-tan head that falls to about half an inch.
They mention 4 different C-hops (has to be 4 out of these 5 - Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Chinook, Citra) on the label and it shows. Immediately citrusy - lemon and lime zest, a little grapefruit, oranges - but also fragrant and floral. Faintly piney. Slight biscuit-malt scent. Not an overly strong nose like some of the recent IPAs I've had.
As expected, citrus: orange, grapefruit, pinch of lime on the finish. Very neutral malt profile. The taste is very standard for an IPA using those 4 C-hops. No perceptible off flavors.
A little on the thin side, but also somewhat creamy. Medium body. It's very pleasant and matches the aroma and smell very well. I think it may benefit from a little more carbonation, however.
Great stuff from a brewery I've never heard of. I don't think this is a groundbreaking IPA, but it's very good for the style and a beer I wouldn't hesitate to buy again if I were in the mood for something in between an IPA and DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 04:47:49 | More by cxr1037
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pored from a 22oz into a pint glass.
A: Nice frothy head which was retained during drinking. Light copper colour.
S: nice pine scent with citrus (grapefruit).
T: Pine and grassy hops with some citrus and maybe a little mango. Some immediate bitterness, but not a huge bite.
F: light, smooth and crisp. Decent carbonation.
O: A pretty good IPA in the NW tradition. Couldn't find a date on the bottle, but I trust the shop I got it from.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2014 01:41:30 | More by BurdockBoy
Hop Eruption from Mazama Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.