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Spinster XPA - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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Spinster XPA
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81
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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Durge on 03-08-2013)
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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.

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Spinster XPA from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.