Hop Zen | Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store

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Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
Maryland, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by drabmuh on 01-06-2011

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Maxbier
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy opaque copper brown with thin but lasting. Tan head. Grapefruit and biscuit aroma. Taste is pine up front then creamy caramel malty and finishes piney grapefruit with lasting malt feel.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Franklin's.

Pours a medium copper color with an off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries a bit of floral hops and pine plus light caramel malt in the background. Not particularly hoppy, and some malt in the background. Flavor has a moderate hop presence. Medium body and a dry, bitter finish. Well played, but not quite up to snuff.

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Photo of nmann08
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of yourefragile
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Franklins.

Pours a deep copper with a khaki head that leaves thin lacing. Very mild, subtle aroma. Faint floral hops and light toast but not much else. Flavor is similar, nothing is wrong here, just lacking. Mildly sweet and caramel with residual pine and floral hops in the finish. Very smooth and balanced with a robust body. Sort of like a more tame Nosferatu and that's not a bad thing.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brown and hazy with a tan head of small and medium bubbles. Some lacing but low carbonation.

Aroma is malty with pint and earthy hops.

Beer is medium to high in body with a strong bitterness and some malt sweetness. Overly bitter in my opinion. The sweetness balances it slightly but overall it is missing some midpalate flavors. It's not bad though, pretty fun to drink actually, just wanted more flavor.

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Hop Zen from Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
3.43 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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