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Single Hop Northwest Pale Ale (Columbus) - Bitter Root Brewing

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Single Hop Northwest Pale Ale (Columbus)
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 4.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Bitter Root Brewing visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: woemad on 04-20-2014)
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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.

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Single Hop Northwest Pale Ale (Columbus) from Bitter Root Brewing
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