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Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

439 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 20
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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)
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ddarden

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4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber poured into a pint glass. Dark mahogany color with beautiful rock head that hangs on. A little dark in color for an ipa, but has plenty of lacing as the head settles down. Smells like a above average IPA. Piney and floral with a hint of maltiness coming through. Taste is very nice. Upfront hops that change from bitter up front, floral and citrius in the middle, to a nice pine flavor at the end. Has some malt backbone, but hops definitely take center stage. The mouthfeel is medium and leaves a good hop residue on the tongue. The drinkability is good as well. If you like hops, you will like this beer. I could easily session this beer, but I really like hops. To me, the taste starts to border on the higher end of an ipa (close to a DIPA) but the alcohol level of a standard ipa. This beer is a definite keeper and would recommend to hop heads.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2006 01:06:48 | More by ddarden
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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.
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Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.