Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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Reviews by SaucyA:
3/5 rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A - Holy foamy head batman. This is getting rated a two. Why? Because I'd be upset if I made a beer that looked like this. The head is four fingers of infected foam. There are yeast floaties emitting streams of bubbles, and the body looks carbonated like champagne. Minus the floaties and giant head, I guess it looks decent. Like a hazy, bronze IPA. If Jolly Pumpkin did an IPA, it'd look like this.
S - Reasonable, floral hops. A perfumey mixture of sweet yeast notes and grassy hops. No real malt noted in the nose.
T - The head is still three fingers but I'm diving in. Y'know... this isn't bad. I thought it was gonna be infected, but... I guess it's just a little wild. Tastes mostly of bitter, metallic, earthy hops with a slight twinge of beefy malts. Not particularly the best put together IPA I've ever had. The more I drink it, the more I taste random off flavors.
M - Soda. Fizzy.
D - Uff.
Notes: How come Liberator was so damn good?
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2009 21:16:21 | More by SaucyA
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
88 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.