Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.45/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz brown bomber with no freshness date.
A- Deep reddish amber glows in the light with great clarity, nice frothy off-white head leaves behind a very sticky lace.
S- Suggestions of chocolate mint, grapefruit, blond tobacco and a steely caramel.
T&M- So damn smooth in a medium body. Nice wallop of hops that throws a ton of flavor as well as a long sharp bitterness. Rounded malt sweetness hold the ale together, hints of toasted biscuit and caramel ... more toasted though. Long lingering hop character of pungent grapefruit with a mild warming fruit ester in the back.
D- Hands down one of the best IPAs in the world, balanced in a way but the hoppiness is controlled chaos and I love it.
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2006 00:34:48 | More by Jason
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.