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Hop Project #66 - Yazoo Brewing Company

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Hop Project #66Hop Project #66

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 17.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ryan011235 on 08-04-2012)
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10-17-2012 19:09:53 | More by MCDub
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Kmccabe33

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16%

10-11-2012 12:43:50 | More by Kmccabe33
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-04-2012 16:10:21 | More by djre4orm
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A pretty good sized light tan head settles into a real nice lacing above a clear bright copper colored beer.

Big citrus hops aroma with a lot of orange in it, really big and full citrus coming through, just live the smell of this beer.

Citrus hops with a lot of orange coming through in the taste of this beer, with it seems a slight nod to some maltiness sneaking in.

A citrus dry aftertaste that lasts on this medium bodied beer.

A another good drink from the guys at Yazoo.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 22:31:18 | More by LXIXME
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-19-2012 22:50:45 | More by hilgart1
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Franklin, TN.

A: Poured almost a blood red/amber color, that absolutely glowed! Fairly clear, with ever the slightest chill haze, and about a 1/2 finger foamy head with great retention.

S: Strong citrus and pine notes, very hop forward, and with a delectable air freshener quality.

T: This one has that fresh, whole leaf hop flair in spades, with a wallop of bitterness, fresh flowers, and grapefruit. The floral component won out ever so slightly.

M: I got a good amount of bitter lingering, but I didn't detect any boozy element to bring the score down... sorta like Nugget Nectar lite. Ridiculous, soapy lacing.

O: This was an excellent selection to bring out the hophead in all of us!

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2012 12:29:11 | More by Chaney
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djwhit24

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-08-2012 03:25:28 | More by djwhit24
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.23/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Picked up a few more bottles of this and decided to give it another shake. The new review's score is above. I noted my old scores below with the old review.

Poured into a Delirium snifter on 9/24/12

Bottled on date: No. 66. 20 July 12

Copper and amber hues with some haziness; not the easiest beer to see through. One thumb head dissipates to a soapy layer, leaving raised rings of lace down the glass. Looks really good.

Hops are intricately layer in the aroma: notes of pine, peach, pineapple, tangerine, lemon, and floral notions. Smells vibrant and juicy. Mild sugar cookie sweetness for the malts, but not the boozy kind like they do down in San Diego and up in Michigan.

Strange. The taste is very strange. An assault of pine and lemon erupts with each sip. It's strange in that this has a lemony bitterness. Perhaps it's just aspirin-like bitterness mixed in; the finish is medicinal and harsh. Based on the solidly medium body, I can tell there's a decent amount of malt backing up the hops but I can't pick it out for the bitterness. Carbonation is on the violent order as well, as if to keep in step with the bitterness. Sticky hops resins cling throughout.

Wow, this beer is much different than I remember. There are good hop flavors, but they are entirely overrun by the scathing, medicinal bitterness. This is really hard to drink.

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Original review:
Appearance: 3, Smell: 4, Taste: 3, Mouthfeel: 3, Overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter on 8/2/12

Yazoo's blog indicates this undated bottle is the first bottling of Hop Project #66.

Deep, cloudy amber-brown color, topped with one finger of white lace. Retention is thin and soapy, though there is a thicker ring all the way around. Some speckled blots of lace.

The aroma finds an interesting blend of hop notes: herbal, orange, lemon, pine and grass (in order of more prominent to least). Sweet crackers round the edges. Floral overtones emerge as the beer opens up.

The taste is right in line with the aroma - dank hops across the board. I can be hit-or-miss with markedly herbal IPAs, but when there is a juicy citrus balance, as is the case here, it suits me just fine. Strong grapefruit bitterness in the mid-section. The one downside to the bitterness is that it turns toward the medicinal variety, which linger on the finish. Toasted bread malts are easily overrun by the hops.

Medium body with some sticky resin. Carbonation is ample (a bit higher than I prefer), but it has a puffy feel that makes the bubbles more tolerable.

Overall impression - Aside from the harsh, bitter finish there are a lot of things to enjoy about this. Worth a shot if you like IPAs on the herbal/bitter side.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 04:17:38 | More by Ryan011235
Hop Project #66 from Yazoo Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.