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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

426 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 426
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 SheepNutz:
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber poured into a snifter. It pours a medium amber red color with two fingers of head. There is a decent amount of lacing. The smell is fairly sweet. It has some dark fruit in it, which is weird for an IPA. It seems like there's a bit of cherry in there. Lots and lots of hops are present. The taste starts sweet and full of pale malt, but watch the fuck out, cause the hops are on the move. Tons and tons of hoppy flavor. Very very nice. The body is very thick and creamy. The drinkability is very nice for 6.5%. A damn fine IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2005 01:18:51 | More by SheepNutz
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Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.