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Hoppy Lil' Hudson - Yards Brewing Co.

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Hoppy Lil' Hudson
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: rfgetz on 01-27-2011

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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 5
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

on cask at prohibition taproom - served in pint

Pours lightly hazed copper-amber color with a thick froth of creamy beige head resting on top. Solid retention, copious lacing on the glass while drinking.

Mix of sweet malts and piny hop bitterness in the nose. Touches of citrus and bread crust with light warmth.

Snappy pine hops with a citrus peel edge. Balances well with the sweeter malt base driven by caramel, toffee and toasted bread. Smooth drinking, finishes bitter and a bit juicy.

Fuller medium body, milder carbonation, creamy and pleasant on the tongue. Extremely drinkable - I ordered this not knowing what to expect and ended up having another despite a bunch of other solid options on the menu. A pleasant surprise from Yards - I hope Prohibition has this in the future.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on cask at Prohibition Taproom

Available only at said venue. Served in a nonic, this beer poured a nice darker amber color, just slightly hazy, with a rich foamy cap of whitish head that retained well and left some frothy lacing behind. Lots of delicious hops in the nose, overlaid on a solid malt base. Mellow temperature, as a cask should be, sweet malts, balanced out very nicely with citrus and piney hops; not too sweet, not too bitter, and pretty mild all over; maybe a little bit thin, but just fine for the style. Light-medium body, and quite drinkable.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on cask from Prohibition Tap Room on 6/4/11. Poured a clear copperish color with nice frothy head. Smelled of nice Citra hops - citrusy and lemony. Tasted great with great hop flavor and enough malt to back it up. From cask, this one tasted excellent with a creamy mouthfeel which was also light. I had 3 of these in succession, but could have had way, way more.

Am glad to have finally ventured into Prohibition to have tried this one out. Can't beat a solid cask beer from a great local brewer.

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Cask at Prohibition Taproom.

Pours a dark golden orange/amber color with burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy, pillowy head. Great retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring that coats the glass with large chunks of soapy lacing.

Subtle earthy hop aroma with hints of pine needle and citrus as well as a strong malt backbone. Sweet smelling with hints of pineapple and citrus rind. The malt presence gives off hints of biscuit, toffee and rye.

On the fuller end of medium body with a bit too strong of a malt presence. Hints of citrus peel and earthy pine as well as some grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. This is quickly countered by a prominent malt profile with hints of caramel, rye, toffee and biscuit. A bit too balanced for it's own good with a stronger malt presence than is necessary. Decent but nothing special.

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Brewed by Yards Brewing Company for Prohibition Taproom. Described as an American Style IPA with Citra Hops but definitely leans more towards the English spectrum (less bitter hopping, more pronounced malt). Served on Cask only at Prohibition. I was told that the beer was named after the owner's young daughter and was designed to be a beer with pronounced hop flavor but lower bitterness.

Pours a cloudy, light brownish orange color with nice cap of off-white head from the hand pump pour, good retention and lacing. Scent brings definite notess of fruity citra hops - grapefruit, peach, pineapple and mango to name a few whiffs but with a nice nutty, biscuity and light carmel sweetness. First taste brings the hops, very lightly bitter, more earthy and slighty minty with lighter notes of the fruit found in scent. Malt backbone is a very traditional english nutty/biscuity/toffee-like in its composition. Great medium body and lighter carbonation from the hand pump, bittersweet and dry finish. A well designed beer that meets its goal.

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Hoppy Lil' Hudson from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.