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Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

446 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 21
Gots: 21 | 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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mikeys01

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4.72/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a tastefully decorated 22 oz brown bomber, the Hop Meadow prefers to wait until serving before it gets right up in your face and sneers at you. This is not your Grandma’s IPA, this offering from Troutbrook/Thomas Hooker is to be reckoned with and is a worthy rival for any of the hop monsters out there.
Pours into the pint glass a crystal clear reddish amber color, covered in a fluffy bream colored head, which slowly sinks into the depths, leaving delicate lacing on its way down. Aroma is rolling in piney hop resin, lots of grassy goodness and a fair bit of citrus as well. Upon tasting, the hops perform an immediate assault on your tongue like it was a punching bag at the YMCA, stripping you of your senses and leaving you reeling with bitterness. Hop flavor starts out like a bushel of oranges and quickly transitions to sharp and piney. A good dose of sweet, barely caramelized malt whines over in the corner and actually manages to put up a somewhat worthy fight in through the middle, but in the end succumbs to the brutal hop invasion. Finishes up nice and crip and bitter as hell, this beer makes sure you’ll remember it later. Excellent IPA, this one holds nothing back and makes you come back for more.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2004 00:23:26 | More by mikeys01
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Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.