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Hodgson's Bitter End IPA - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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81
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: twelveinches on 11-03-2013)
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Nice copper color

pine nose

Citrusy notes with bitter pine.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one came out of the cooler at The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop.

From the bottle: "Spawned on Date Notched Above".

Ha! As a Piscean, I love fish jokes. As to the label, who is poor Hodgson? I would guess that he was a member of Her Royal Majesty's Navy, but to be cast off in a rowboat with only a quarter of a pint in his glass as barrels bob around him and his ship, aflame, sinks below the waves?!? A bitter end, indeed. As sailors, we used to postulate being cast or falling overboard, with or without life rafts and/or floatation devices. We all agreed - exhale as deeply as possible and float into Davy Jones' arms as the chances or survival and/or rescue are slim. Reference "All Is Lost" if you disbelieve.

This is MUCH more like it! Hodgson was not afraid of an aggro pour and directly following the pseudo-cascade, I had a dense finger of tawny head for my troubles. Color was a deep-amber (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled primarily of pine, but underlain with grapefruit and now, my mouth was watering. I raised a toast to Mr. Hodgson and took my initial draught in his memory. Mouthfeel was medium, but with a fair amount of effervescence. Taste was completely unbalanced in favor of very grapefruit-like citrus hops, but if you think that I am going to complain, you are out of your mind. Beautiful, sticky lacing began to appear in the glass as I continued to cogitate on Mr. Hodgson's fate. Finish began to evince a lightly caramel malt sweetness, but it was the hops that were front and center in this beer. This was a sailor's beer and if you don't like it, well, there's keelhauling for scallywags such as you!

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Poured from growler into ranger pint glass. Small amount of head though still perfectly carbonated.

A - opaque and amber, small head, tiny bubbles

S - sweet and malty, no hints at bitterness. I cannot smell any floral hop aromas

T - good well balanced ipa. Starts malty with nice hoppy bitter finish, reminds of a hoppy red ale.

M - good carbination and hoppy flavors dance on my tongue, bubbles are sassy

O - good drinkable ipa, not extrordinay but still quite descent. If I wasn't such a snob I would probably rate it excellent.

beardedbeernut, Nov 16, 2013
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Hodgson's Bitter End IPA from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.