King Of Hop Imperial IPA | Starr Hill Brewery

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85
very good
166 Ratings
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King Of Hop Imperial IPAKing Of Hop Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
King of Hop Imperial India Pale Ale is brewed with heaps of American hops from the Pacific Northwest. This medium-bodied beer is dry-hopped to achieve an invigoratingly fresh aroma, which highlights the powerful citrus characteristics of the hops. Flavor notes of orange peel, passion fruit, grapefruit, and gooseberry lend balance to the bracingly herbal bite.

50 IBUs

Added by jzeilinger on 07-12-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
166
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
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3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Released July 1st, this particular one was bottled 6/19/14.

A - Pours dark copper gold color with a thick white head, light but steady carbonation, and sticky lacing.

S - Spicy orange, citrus, papaya, herbally, with a light caramel aroma being almost covered by the hops.

T - Light floral, lemon, grapefruit, oranges, mango, passionfruit, papaya, some apricot all come up front with a sudden burst of tang on the tip of the tongue. After the fruity tang the malt catches up bringing the intensity down just slightly but definitely tropical fruity all the way to the end and leaves a lingering orange tang in the back of the mouth with some slight grapefruit bitterness underneath and on the back end. Juicy.

M - Full medium body, slight thickness, coats the mouth with a tangy tropical fruit cotton-like sensation. Finishes wet, but yet very dry on the back of the tongue.

O - Enough balance to keep the beer sweet and fruity-like without cloying or edgy bitterness.

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More User Reviews:
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, sample from the brewery.

Stunning looking beer. Smells floral, boozy, rind-like, & juicy. Smooth and creamy, juicy with a growing citrus rind bitterness. Warming, estery, & bitter in the finish. A pretty good DIPA.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Mantooth
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured at Cork & Cask, Cornelius NC...

Pours a clear golden with white head and superglue sticky lacing. Great nose, very floral and smells of orange zest. The taste follows suit and the mouthfeel is light, hops leave an oily residue on your tongue. This is a very nice IPA that I'll definitely have again. Talk about easy to drink. Nicely done Starr Hill.

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.85/5  rDev +28%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

-Pkgd 03.19.15. consumed 07.15.15. spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Pumpkin orange coloring, generally good clarity revealing a fast paced dose of macro-effervesce bubbles. Spongy coating of ivory colored foam is moderately lasting. Speckled lacing is weak and spacious of low coverage.

S: Bright orange peel and grassiness upfront, wet, followed by a hint of onion-grassiness. Hint of herbal garlic, low to moderate awareness, rather short duration.

T: Bitter orange and onion grassy hops with some herbal garlic. Decent level of bitterness, dry citrus peel and malty grass notes move in on the finish. Nice dry hop finish of onion-grass that stays on the tongue with a touch of toasty sweetness of bread. Palate feels a bit thin at times.

M: Bittering, ok level of carbonation, medium body.

O: Overall decent level of hoppiness, only moderately complex, bittering but lacks a flavor aspect, and substance feels a bit thin at times. Malty grassiness with some lingering dry flowery pollen like coating on the tongue. Moderate drinker, four months past packaging could of contributed to some grassy onion aroma and dull hop flavor. Only average level of excitement.

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King Of Hop Imperial IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
3.79 out of 5 based on 166 ratings.
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