Hop To It Honey | Bridge Road Brewers

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Bridge Road Brewers

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 06-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours gold, with slight haze. White head, foamy and leaves some average-looking lace. Yeah, looks OK.

Smells sweet, unsurprisingly. Chestnut-tinged cereal grains with a decent honey sweetness backed up by new world hops - apple/pear and a twist of lemon. Odd, but alright.

Taste is a little weird. Quite sweet upfront with a touch of caramel that fuses in nicely with the honey, then finish is all fruity hops - apple, lemon, and some odd spice notes of clove before quite a phenolic aftertaste. Odd synergy to this. Honey and hops make strange bedfellows.

Body is alright, texture too.

Very bitter beer, really. The balance is not quite struck, it just starts out sweet and turns quite bitter quite quickly. Feels like an experiment gone wrong.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap at GABS 2013 in Melbourne. This was a "Honey IPA", brewed with local Beechworth honey.

Pours a deep, honeyed golden colour with some hazing and a solid weight behind it. It certainly takes after its namesake. Head is a foamy ring of white leaving sheets and rings of lace as it goes down. Some dancing carbonation as it's tilted. Looks great.

Nose has definite honey sweetness to it, but balanced with fragrant floral hops, sharper fruity tones and a touch of white pepper. You can still smell the honey under it, but it's well matched with some sharper characters as well.

Light crisp entry on the palate, somewhat sweet, but having a cleanness as well. Mid-palate, the honey comes through but with a floral overtone. Some phenolic bite and a touch of bitterness helps keep it above board. Finish is earthier than I expected: again some of the organic characters of the honey coming through: woody, herbal and dankā€”it's a nice combination of the floral notes of the honey and the hops.

Feel is a tad too heavy, and the bitterness becomes a little biting after a while, but it's not bad.

Overall, this is a pretty good drop. It's not up at the pinnacle of Bridge Road's game, but that's a hard bar to reach.

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Hop To It Honey from Bridge Road Brewers
3.51 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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