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Hop Project #62 - Yazoo Brewing Company

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Hop Project #62
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 22.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerDawgs on 12-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For this one we used all American west-coast style varieties - Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Chinook, Northern Brewer, and Nugget. The result - a burst of grapefruit, long chewy bitterness, and a woody, slightly minty finish.
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 9
Reviews by GallowsThief:
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3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A – Poured out a golden color with about a finger of white head with a bit of froth.

S – Grapefruit and heavy hops. Piney.

T - Huge bitter hops flavor. Piney like the smell. Slight grapefruit and a light malt taste.

M – Medium bodied. Pretty decent carbonation. Dry finish.

O – Hop bomb here. Not a great balanced beer but of you like hops this will be up your alley. Solid offering.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is fairly faint, but there is a little bit of grapefruit and some iced tea notes. The flavor is more aggressive. I get some grapefruit and tea, as well as some biscuit malt and a medium amount of bitterness. Medium motuhfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of cashew70
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Misfit138
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

A- Nice dark orange in color with a frothy white head that left lacing

S- Caramel malts followed with pine and citrus hops

T- Caramel malt is present but gives way to the hops which are very pine with grapefruit finish

M- Medium in body with fair carbonation

O- Overall very solid IPA, nice kick

Photo of Blumstein
1/5  rDev -72.6%

Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from MilwaukeeCrusher, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright amber color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a very nice blend of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong grassy hops bitterness up front. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates some balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a really nice hoppy IPA worth drinking for a whole evening.

Photo of plumlmr
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of match1112
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: clear golden copper body. half inch of creamy tan head has average retention and lacing.

s: citrus and pine hops, some caramel and malts.

t: pretty average for an ipa, citrus hops are overtaken by oily pine hops. decent caramel malt backbone to hold together.

m: medium body, decent carbonation, oily feel on my cheeks, long dry overbearing bitterness.

o: drinkable, but lacks a little balance. the bitter finish tastes too much like burnt toast.

Photo of mmccarty
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a 4 pack of the new batch #62 on December 10th. Bottled on 12/5. It doesn't get more fresh than that!

A - A reddish copper, with nice 1 finger of head and sticky lace that sticks on the glass all the way down

S - Wow, hops on steroids. One of the stronger hoppy aroma's for a non imperial IPA I have smelled. Lots of grapefruit..

T - West coast hop heads dream. Lots of grapefruit that gets stronger with the aftertaste! Citrus up front, and then the bitter hops kick in and knock you on your butt

M - Fairly light bodied

O - A good IPA for the hop heads out there, me being one of them. A little too bitter for making it a regular purchase

Photo of InebriatedJoker
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle sent as an extra from Tilley4 , Thanks Jason. bottle date Dec 05 /11

Poured from bottle into Duvel Tulip.

A: Deep carmel looking color with hints of orange,three finger head that decends into a thick frothy lacing, good carbonation.

S; Pine , hops, caramel, malt

T: Oily pine with bitter hops, lots of malt and toffee.

O: Overall I'm not that impressed with this Hop Project, flavors were all over the place and not very balanced, still it wasn't a drain pour, glad I had a chance to try it , always look forward to these projects to see which direction they are taking them.

Photo of Tilley4
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hit and miss with these things...

Much darker appearance than many other past Hop Projects... Almost a reddish look to this...

Citrusy aromas coming off of this one... Grapefruit and some orange as well... Smells rather West Coast if that's what they were shooting for.

Very astringent and dry... Citrusy hops dominate with a toffee malt background... Rather bitter towards the end finishing rather dry and sort of rough... The definition mentions a "minty finish..." and I would guess that's about right...

Sort of middle of the road to me... There have been much better Hop Projects in the past...

Photo of TheGordianKnot
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled 1.4.12 - poured into pint glass...

A- Pours a smooth orange caramel color with tints of red, almost approaching an amber ale in color. Has a freaking beautiful, rocky, stable, dense, foamy, pale khaki head. Lacing unreal also! Lighten the color and this is a perfect looking pint.

S- Nice citrus tones mostly in form of oranges, pineapple and grapefruit. Slight floral and pine aroma with a backing of straight up sugary caramel and a touch of toast.

T/M- Bitterness on middle and finish of palate. It's pretty astringent, but more of a punch than other Hop Projects have given, ergo I like it! Oranges and grass clippings in the flavor with grapefruit as well. Not bad, but not stunning. Feel is decent- medium body, bubbly, astringency stings the tongue, but its ok.

O- Not sure what all the reviews are talking about with a crazy bitterness and not being balanced? I mean, its an IPA, but not radical to any extreme. Would rather move on to the next Hop Project than get this again, but it's definitely a decent IPA...

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Hop Project #62 from Yazoo Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.