Single Hop Northwest Pale Ale (Columbus) - Bitter Root Brewing
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.19/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
White foamy head with great retention and nice lacing. Brew is slightly less attractive due to heavy haze and murky light orange appearance.
Light, crisp, airy, and fruit forward. Lots of apple, apricot, crisp pine, lemon rind and earthy.
Awesome drinkability. Crisp, well-finishing, light carbonation, easy bitterness, nothing heavy or over done. Smooth and coy flavors. Pine is heavy, but not in a mind numbing sense. Dryness is more wet than dry. Drinks like a sessionable (4%) IPA, but it's not...
This is a kick ass brew. I wish I could get this in CO. Highly recommended for any level of IPA lover.
Serving type: can
07-15-2014 02:47:41 | More by chugalug06
3.75/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane.
Poured a hazy yellowish gold color, with a creamy, bone-white head that hung around for a while and left sheets of lace on the sides of my Jones Radiator mug.
Strong aroma of grapefruity hops. I was afraid this would be one of those fruit juice bombs that so many people seem to dig, but it’s nicely restrained, though still quite hoppy smelling for a pale ale.
Like the aroma, the taste of this beer is dominated by the Columbus hops. They aren’t quite as strong as in the nose, but they are unquestionably the stars of the show. There is a malty backbone, but it mostly lies on the floor in a fetal position – it’s there but don’t put much faith on it coming to your rescue, should you object to the hops. Moderate zap to the palate at the swallow.
Medium bodied, good carbonation for the style. Oily mouthfeel, more like an IPA than a regular pale ale.
On the can, the claim is made that this beer is “ridiculously dry hopped.” That’s a fair statement. Because of the nature of single hop beers, I find it a tad one-dimensional, but the level of hopping makes this virtually an IPA, i.e. it may only be one hop, but they used a crapload of them! Quite drinkable for someone who doesn’t mind hops.
Serving type: can
04-20-2014 23:49:34 | More by woemad
Single Hop Northwest Pale Ale (Columbus) from Bitter Root Brewing
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