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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

428 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 428
Reviews: 295
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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Ratings: 428 | Reviews: 295 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by OMGTheyKilkenny:
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OMGTheyKilkenny

Connecticut

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
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Murky gold with one finger of soapy off white head, a little spotty lacing
S - Caramel malt, orange juice an big grapefruit, some pine,
T - There is such a huge toasted nutty malt flavor to this its shocking. Some mild pine and grapefruit juice come through, its mildly hoppy.
M - Bitter a little soapy and chewy.
O - This should for sure be classified as an English IPA, the toasted nutty malt taste makes it feel like a brown ale, but its mildly hoppy. Nothing extravagant.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 23:40:30 | More by Omnium
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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.
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Serving type: bottle

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Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.