Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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Reviews by B33R501:
4.13/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
wonderful. this beer's the closest thing to celebration that ive had, since i consider celebration one of the two best single ipas in the world, this is approaching upper stratus. just as good as i remember last year, very happy this is back around.
beautiful amber color, big aroma and taste of citrus hops, impressive hop bill to say the least, on a big malty background, with a little vanilla thrown in for good measure. beautifully balanced beer. all day drinkable, yet fully satisfied with just 3, save the other 3 for tonight. one of the best, reasonable, 6 paks you can get.
reminds me also of a smaller version of another treasure, central waters illumination.
top notch ipa, website says its year round, but only saw this last winter and now.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2012 13:55:15 | More by B33R501
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3.55/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that died down rather quickly, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of floral and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of orange citrus along with hints of caramel malts and floral hops along with a very slight amount of bitterness. Some hints of watermelon are also perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I felt that this beer seemed to be somewhat weak for an IPA because it didn't deliver much in the way of bitterness from the hops. Apart from this, it is quite balanced and easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2013 03:03:23 | More by metter98
Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.