Hop Good - Nelson Brewing Company
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.36/5 rDev -9.9%
650ml. Lot 4381 - exp 11/10/13
Organic Session IPA ... at 5.2%?
A: deep amber
S: not much; carboardy malt or stale bread crust
T: nice rich round full-flavoured; malt dominated; good line of bitterness that keeps everything together. Not big hops and not big bitterness. Wish it had a "fresher" citrus character but still very likeable. Session?
M: medium bodied; medium low carbonation
O: Maybe in the Kootenays this is session beer but it sure doesn't taste like one. It's also not a typical NW IPA (not enough citrus hops or bitterness). Enjoyable but not a session beer.
09-19-2013 02:22:32 | More by EspressoGuy
3.45/5 rDev -7.5%
Appearance - Pours a light copper colour with two fingers of bubbly ivory head.
Smell - Piney hops, tropical fruit, pine resin, toffee-like malts.
Taste - Toffee notes, malts, and a very subtle pine flavour. Hops have a minimal presence and are quite restrained in comparison to the aroma. Hop bitterness is mostly present in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall - A bit of an underwhelming American IPA. With a name like "Hop Good", I would expect much more hop flavour than what this brew delivers.
08-06-2013 02:54:53 | More by leaddog
3.55/5 rDev -4.8%
650ml bottle. These organic ales are coming fast and hard from Nelson of late. Just how I likes 'em.
This beer pours a crystal clear, pale bronzed amber colour, with two fingers of wanly puffy, loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves a more or less solid array of pockmarked, layered sandstone cliff lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.
It smells of semi-sweet orange and grapefruit flesh, tame caramel malt, a hint of white pepper, and further leafy, floral hops, with a twinge of perfumed booziness. The taste is more somewhat peppery citrus and floral hops, grainy pale malt, with only the slightest hint of caramel malt, and a wee twinge of mineral stoniness.
The bubbles are average in intensity, with a dull edge of persistence, the body a barely medium weight, and equally smooth, a pithy clamminess slowly clamouring until it mostly takes over. It finishes off-dry, the lingering pseudo-hoppiness not really capable of convincing me of proffering further prose on the matter.
Another in this organic series that sadly falls into the wastebucket of shoulda-coulda-woulda-been. The hops are there, sure, but incredibly dispossesive - and well, underwhelming, with a bland pale ale nature that hardly bodes less than ill for future praise. If so, inform me thusly, as I can only benefit from said exercise, though I'm hardly holding my breath on the matter.
07-30-2013 04:50:49 | More by biboergosum
Hop Good from Nelson Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.