1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hop Project #70 - Yazoo Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Hop Project #70
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
83
good

26 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.84%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrinkSlurm on 02-25-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Roman5150
2.68/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

bottle into tulip

appearance: amber orange, large white frothy head

smell: dark biscuity malt, burnt earthy hops, resin, apple, pine

taste: huge malt backbone, very bitter earthy hops, lots of pine, hints of apple and subtle citrus. not much grapefruit at all, very bitter and dry.

mouthfeel: lots of carbonation, sits very heavy

overall: a very bitter beer, not sure if I enjoyed it. very resiny and bitter, not very refreshing and for a hop head it doesn't satisfy, just seems out of balance. Also, there was no date on this bottle... I've had much better from Yazoo, especially their SUE beer. I'm curious as to what the other hop projects are like...

Roman5150, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of jbierling
3/5  rDev -18.7%

jbierling, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of smg
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

With almost no head, it pours a light amber color with a few bubbles.

It smells like the malts that I smelled every time I used to drive past the budweiser brewery on my way to work in Van Nuys.

I really like the very fruity, bitter, and present hop profile, but the malt profile tastes sort of in line with the rest of the brewery's lineup which are a bit spongy and old-tasting to me if that makes sense.

Every time I taste a Yazoo brew I taste great intentions, but only a beer like this with excessive amounts of hops can cover up the metallic taste that they all seem to have from whatever they were brewed in.

smg, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

GRG1313, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Dennis_Hamel
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Dennis_Hamel, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of ubenumber2
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into pub glass , says its Hop Project #70 bottled about 3 weeks ago
Pours a hazy light brown with a small red tint to it , nice 1 1/2 finger white frothy head with a lot of lacing

Smells really nice , a little bit of citrus with some pine resin type smell , a small amount of the malt shows up in the aroma , but not much

Nice mouth full of a beer , not too much carbonation , just about perfect for the style

Now the odd part , The initial drink starts out like oh wow this is going to be a really good beer , you get the hops right in your face , the malt starts to come through , then half way through the drink the bottom just falls out of it. It goes from really good to nothing , no flavor , no aftertaste , just kind of a watered down super bitter flavor

I'm not sure how to review this beer , this is one of the weird ones for me. It looks great , smells great , has a nice body to it , but the taste and flavor just fall flat , I wouldnt buy it again

ubenumber2, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of pschie1
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

pschie1, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of Buck6196
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Buck6196, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

kylehay2004, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of ZinFanDave
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

ZinFanDave, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served poured into a mug from a 12 oz. bottle

Appearance- Pours a nice reddish amber color with a bubbly, frothy head that settles out quickly. Nice looking

Smell- Sweet fruity esters. Big juicy honey mango and strawberry notes. Sweet candied hop aroma. One of the sweetest, fruitiest IPAs I have smelled in a while. Good stuff here.

Taste- Bitter, BITTER earthy dry-hop draw. Earthy, grassy puckering coats the mouth. Toasted malts, finishes bitterly acidic. A truly bitter, sub-tropical climate styled brew. A throwback to the British style IPAs seemingly forgotten since the onset of big, aromatic, hopped-up American varieties.

Mouthfeel- Crisp and refreshing with thirst quenching properties. Would be great for summertime.

Overall- Quite a drastic contrast between the big juicy nose, and the dry bitter flavor. A bit of a let-down with how far "yin" and "yang" this one is with the respective smell/taste hop characters. Still a refreshing brew, though I would reserve this one for the summer heat.

SaisonRichBiere, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber color, mid sized off white head, leaves a good bit of lacing (why do people care whether it leaves lacing though).

Smells pretty sweet, juicy fruity hops like peaches maybe, pretty strong malt. Hints of bitter pine but more sweet than not.

Flavor has that juicy peach flavor that seems to come from that one hop I can't remember the name of. Mild spicy floral notes, slight bitterness on the finish, pretty good balance.

Solid well carbed mouthfeel.

7.4/10

AlexFields, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Ajlvt, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of mcdsports
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

mcdsports, May 23, 2013
Photo of Bartinator
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Bartinator, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of SonOfOdin
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

SonOfOdin, May 17, 2013
Photo of Dope
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 02.05.13, presumed to be batch 70

A: Pours a nice reddish amber, somewhat cloudy with hop particles it seems. Big foamy tan head. Head fades slowly, very slowly with great head retention. Decent fluffy lacing.

S: Kinda sweet, not a ton of hops. Citrusy mainly with some caramel sweetness backing it up. Kinda smells like candied oranges or something. A touch of resin in there too.

T: Hops in the flavor are much stronger than the aroma. Citrusy briefly, then moves on to a very resinous and piney flavor. Herbal hops, almost like a typical red ale. Some caramel sweetness and some dry toast in the middle/finish. Decent bitterness, especially in the finish and in the lingering aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, nice and dry in the finish.

O: Nice IPA. Wish there were some actual information on the bottle, such as batch # or ABV. I didn't even know you could sell beer with an ABV on it. Oh well, it's probably 6-7% I'd say. Nice variety of hops and decent balance of flavors. Big bitterness in the lingering finish which is nice. I enjoyed it.

Dope, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +8.4%

TheBishopco, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +8.4%

baklo, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of UltimateLivewire
4/5  rDev +8.4%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +8.4%

RichH55, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of jkermitj
4/5  rDev +8.4%

jkermitj, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap poured into pint at flying saucer Nashville. Bartender said its #70.
Pours a golden brown with thick chewey foam. Awesome citrus and candy hop aromas. It has a nice hop bite and a really well balanced malt bill. Its a tad bitter but a really great brew.

DrinkSlurm, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of russpowell
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked ths up in Nasheville at Publix

Pours an effervescent amber with 3 fingers of tan head. Good lacing & above average head retention

S: Breadyness & little bit of pine & lemon, plus cattyness, some grapefruit rind

T: Catty & leafy hop notes, touch of biscuitty malts & dryness, a touch of pineyness & a little bit of pear up front. Pineyness, herbal notes & touch of grapefruit & leafy hop notes once warm. Finishes with cattyness, pineyness, plus woody hops in spades

MF: Medium bodied, firm cabonation, skews hoppy, but in style

This is a pretty decent AIPA, needs to get up past cellar temp to really grab me. Fairly complex with nice drinakbility. You must like em dank to love this IMO

russpowell, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Falcone
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Falcone, Mar 20, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Hop Project #70 from Yazoo Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.