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King Of Hop With Lemon And LimeKing Of Hop With Lemon And Lime
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 21

American Imperial IPA | 7.50% ABV

Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
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King Of Hop With Lemon And LimeKing Of Hop With Lemon And Lime
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 21
Photo of cjgiant
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

On tap:
My impression is this is fairly fresh as the flavors pop pretty well.

Hazy (early, clear late - must've been a chill haze) orange-tinged golden with a thick rim of foamy white head, spotty lacing.

Nose has a nice floral IPA base, with the citrus additions coming through nicely. Maybe they get a tad in the way, but it is as advertised.

Taste similar to nose, though the IPA base asserts itself more. Tad fruity sweet if I had to nitpick, but a slightly bitter side of balanced IPA at base, grapefruit rind accented by a distinct lemon-lime flavor.

Almost perfect lighter than medium feel, nice carbonation, light sticky after feel.

Really dug this beer in this sitting, and seeing as I'm a bit high, I do wonder even more if I got a nice fresh keg and would like to try this again in bottle to see how it holds up.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed, tulip style glass. Copper colored, with good carbonation. Hints of lemon and lime on the finish, after a well balanced malt and hoppiness flavor up front. If I had to pick, I'd go with King of Hop With Grapefruit to take the prize from this Starr Hill King of Hop variety pack.

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Photo of Riff
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle to shaker pint. Coloring is a hazy, bright yellow, a little reminiscent of lemon juice. Minimal head, about a half a finger of white head. Smell is lightly piney with a touch of citrus to it. Taste is sweet citrus at the front with a heavy lemon flavor following afterwards. Flavor lingers for a bit and then fades away. Body is bubbly and light, easily drinkable. Nice beer overall, fairly easy drinker and goes well for summer weather. Almost like an adult lemonade for sitting on the porch during hot weather.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, deep gold with a weird greenish tinted head. This one leaves big bands of lacing. The smell is quite sweet malt with onions, lemon and a lot of lime. There may be a bit of piney hops but onion and lime stand out the most. The taste has sweet malt and lemon/lime up front which gives way to bitter citrus pith and pine. There is an off putting lime aftertaste that reminds me of a margarita with sprite in it. If there were some lingering sweetness it might be better to me but this kind of throws this one out of balance for me.

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3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, hazy, golden yellow coloring, with a slow roll of carbonation throughout the body, and a low profile, clingy, white head. Aromas of lemon zest, sticky pine, tart and sweet grapefruit, sweet lime, and a subtle cracker backbone. Heavy citrus sweetness. Flavors are sweet citrus forward, heavy on the lemon, with notes of lime, grapefruit, and tangerine, all on a cracker backbone, with some piney and floral highlights throughout, and some peppery notes on the tail end of the palate. The body is light, slightly effervesced, and slightly cloying. Citrus sweet, almost candy-like aftertaste, with a solid linger past the effervesced, crisp, and dry finish. Refreshing take on a DIPA, and the lower ABV (for the style) makes it much more drinkable than other DIPAs on the market.

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King Of Hop With Lemon And Lime from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 21 ratings