Hop Project #49 - Yazoo Brewing Company
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3.33/5 rDev +4.4%
Poured into a snifter on 5/8/11
Robust copper color is on the darker order for an IPA. Subtle highlights of faded amber. It's clear though. Just over one finger head on the pour thins out quickly leaving a good bit of drippy lace. Thin retention.
When I uncapped the growler I took an initial sniff and was surprised by a sharp, almost harsh, hop attack with a bit of booze thrown in. Once in the glass the aroma is tamed drastically. Pine is the predominant hop aroma, accented by grassiness and deeply buried citrus peel. Similarly mild malts; mostly bread. Stray notions of fruit.
The hops are similarly reigned in. Dry pine notes offer modest bitterness, seemingly calmed by the earthy, grassy notes. Toasted bread notes are had throughout. Not much citrus in this one; the website mentions Amarillo but I'm not picking it out. This is really evenly distributed across the board. The mild bitterness tapers off on the finish. Grainy notions linger. A second determination finds that while cold it's a bit sharper with hints of citrus zest.
A hair above medium body. Resinous (but not overly so) and a bit gritty though there is an inherit slick, oily hop feel. It's otherwise very smooth due in no small part to very low carbonation.
This one is really weird for an IPA but I suppose that's what happens after you've brewed dozens of one-off IPAs. In some respects it reminds me of a toned-down Furious.
05-12-2011 00:49:09 | More by Ryan011235
Hop Project #49 from Yazoo Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.