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Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPAThomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

427 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 427
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%


Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of Bravo, Amarillo, Cascade, and Centennial hops give this beer a crisp, hoppy flavor. Dry hopping with Centennial gives this beer a beautiful aroma of citrus notes. Balanced but complex, this beer is a refreshing brew.

63 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-20-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by B33R501:
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B33R501

Pennsylvania

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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Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.