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Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPAThomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

456 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 21
Gots: 26 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

rorjets, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

dgherm, Jul 26, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

metter98, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

doremite, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

JTomczak, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

niiiv, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BGCoon, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

420Rick, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

azathot, Jun 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Cleaver35, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Roguer, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of alaimoa
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%

On tap at a local restaurant poured into pint glass.
Appearance: reddish brown relatively clear and barely any head
Smell: piney, caramel, malt, didn't get a ton of citrus
Taste: a surprising stickiness for a medium body brew that leaves somewhat of an unpleasant dryness and aftertaste
Overall: just ok, dryness somewhat unpleasant and I wouldn't call it the most refreshing beer

alaimoa, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

WYVYRN527, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

datalager, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

sailorastro, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ScottieD, May 11, 2013
Photo of TheSeeker61
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%

Really enjoyed this offering. Pours an inche head which dissapates but a ring hangs around. It's a filtered orange yellow in appearance. The smell is a typical IPA. Can smell the floral hops and some malts. The initial taste is a grapefruity hop with some malts in the middle and finishes with some hops in the end. Definitely a hoppy tongue. The mouthfeel is medium. Overall I'm enjoying this IPA. As I love big hops, this is a keeper for me. Was a good pickup.

TheSeeker61, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

GuitarIPA, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

BrewBra, Apr 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Mersh, Apr 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

lostinfla, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Hanzo, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

semaj, Apr 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

bostonryan, Mar 27, 2013
Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.