Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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Reviews by OMGTheyKilkenny:
4.35/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager Glass.
A: Pours a deep, semi-cloudy amber with 1 in. creamy tan head. Very nice lacing.
S: Cascade hops hit the nose first, followed by notes of pine and a complex bouquet of bitter fruit.
T: Very full flavor with bold hop character. Some sweetness and fruity notes, but the abundance of hops are front and center. Smooth, malty back pares down some of the bitterness of the hops, but just a little. If you’re offended by hoppy beer, keep walking. Aftertaste doesn’t change much, the flavor just sort of lingers. For a while.
M: This one’s a mouthful. Full, rich body that gets a little thick as it drinks. Average carbonation. Hop Meadow packs a 6.5% ABV, and Mr. Hooker has made no effort to hide this fact.
D: Generally balanced, but pushes the envelope just enough (like me). Overall, an excellent ratio of hop to malty flavors, which makes for a very drinkable beer. A sound “beginner IPA” that will still satisfy seasoned hop heads. Filling with a high ABV, so two in an evening might be enough.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2011 16:29:08 | More by OMGTheyKilkenny
More User Reviews:
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
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