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Hop Project #45 - Yazoo Brewing Company

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Hop Project #45Hop Project #45

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

First wort hopped with Centennial, Columbus; Warrior and Nugget for bittering; Columbus, Centennial, and cascade at knockout; Centennial and Columbus for dry hops.

(Beer added by: elgiacomo on 02-24-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice amber hue with a hint of orange. Excellent clarity and a quarter inch of white head. Brussels lacing. Aroma of piney hops and light malt is prominent. The taste is filled with bitter piney hops and light malt with more of a piney edge to it. The mouth is moderately carbonated and somewhat sticky.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color with thumb sized cream colored head that falls fast but leaves some lace down my pint glass.

Aroma is very west coast nice juicy citrus notes orange, grapefruit dominating with some pine in the rear. All the hops are floating on a caramel base.

Taste is good caramel base lightly sweet moving right into bitterness not quit as fruity in the taste more tobacco/pine in flavor with grapefruit rind like bitterness lingering on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is good solid medium with nice level of carbonation.

Drinkability is good an enjoyable IPA had a Hop Project on draft while in Nashville it was nice also not sure which version it was though. Wild they use different hops so your IPA is always changing.

mntlover, Mar 31, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Catching up on some shows on Hulu and trying to clear out some IPAs from my beer fridge...
This was another extra from grownfool. Served in my Yazoo tulip pint glass.

so other than #44 that I drank earlier, I haven't had a Hop Project since around #30... This one reminds me of those from the late 20s.

The beer pours a nice dark orangey color. Nearly white head of nearly 3 fingers. Great retention and good lacing.

Smells a little dank and earthy... The malts are lighter than I expected, but decently integrated into the overall profile. The malts have some bready and biscuit notes-- not sweet, more dry, especially the way it combined with the dank earthiness. The hops are subtle-- grapefruit and pine mainly, although I think the dank earth might be from some el dorado hops.
The finish is dry and crisp and reminds me of a British pale ale... Perhaps the yeast?

The body is medium and well carbonated. Decent amount of bitterness hits on the finish, but presents with a slightly soapy note like the 44 did as well.

Overall, this is certainly no west coast IPA, but it is nice enough to enjoy. The balance is good, and the flavor is solid.

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12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Golden copper in color with absolutely perfect clarity. There is a thick, foamy white head that produces crazy amounts of lacing. I like where this is going.

The beer itself is pretty good, I'd say better than your average IPA. Big citrus hops, orange and grapefruit with a bit of pine at the end. There's a slight sweetness that tickles your nose too, like a natural sugar or honey.

Taste is good, but just the slightest bit too bitter. Again it's very well hopped. The taste has more citrus zest than citrus itself, it's also piny and earthy, and a little woody. Malt presence detected, but overpowered by all the hops.

Light to medium mouthfeel. It's strong with a dry and bitter finish, again like noted in the taste, slightly a little too bitter. Overall it's pretty good, I'm glad I got the opportunity to try it. Who knows maybe I'll try to get a hold of future hop projects.

A good recommendation from Beardon's Beer Market.

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Hop Project #45 from Yazoo Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.