Spinster XPA - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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Reviews by ChrisChagnon:
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3.29/5 rDev -6.8%
A: Prototypical hazy, pale goldenrod color when held up to light. Tangerine hues when not in direct light. Nice 1 1/2 inch-finger white head, but poor retention and minimal lacing counter the gorgeous color.
S: Bright tangerine rides a floral/herbal backbone. Medicinal aroma detected as well. Low malt character.
M: Oily and slick. Medium bodied. Fine but low carbonation level plays to a creamy feel. Decently bitter finish, neither dry nor astringent.
T: Some woodiness, cloves, orange, grapefruit. Lemon pith. All this and the bitterness covers up a very faint taste of garlic scapes after the beer rests on your palate for awhile, which lets you know it's time for another sip.
O: Not overdone, and true to the label as the Summit hops are the star. A pleasantly nice and straightforward "hop profile" beer that still manages to get good flavor from a relatively low 4.8%. Definitely not outstanding as I look for APAs with a little more malt flakiness to them.
06-18-2014 10:02:11 | More by orcrist_cleaver
3.96/5 rDev +12.2%
Had this at the Cask Wars competition at backstage in Torrington, CT. It was a fairly clear, thin golden color with a slight haze. It had a solid white coat on top and awesome lacing throughout like a blanket. The aroma was a solid citrus wheat with a rather astringent cabbage idea, likable for those that enjoy bitter brews. The flavor delivers a similar theme with some added flowery potatoe over the citrus bite. There's a bright grassy edge with biscuit qualities as well. The carbonation is very polite and the feel is generally thin with a medium to light body. Generally a likeable pale ale that will appeal to your hop needs while keeping the taste a bit more interesting than most.
03-08-2013 06:21:47 | More by Durge
Spinster XPA from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.