Fresh Hop IPA | Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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30 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Washington, United States
oldschoolhousebrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by barleywinefiend on 10-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
8.44%
 
 
Wants:
1
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0
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Photo of peteyboy
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I've ever had. Hands down. My favorite IPAs in distribution (for taste reference) are Hopworks from Hub Brewing (Portland, OR) and Lucille from Georgetown (Seattle, WA). Best combo of crispness, aroma, bite and smoothness ever found. Only available at OSB in October.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of draheim
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear coppery straw color w/ a frothy white head, good retention, sticky lacing.

Aroma is bright and fresh, dank and sticky. Tons of grapefruit rind, hop resin, some pine. Smells great.

Taste is a good balance between biscuity pale malt and resinous sticky hops. Citrus and pine, but mostly citrus. Lots of alpha acids give it a sharp bitter finish. Pure hop essence in a glass.

Mouthfeel is clean and slick with a lingering aftertaste.

Overall a very tasty, enjoyable fresh hop IPA, and I believe better than last year's. About as good as they get.

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4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 10.18.12.

A - Pours a clear, darker orange with a one and a half inch foamy light tan head. Good retention.

S - Nice pine, grass, and subtle citrus.

T - Lots of grass, pine, and dark oranges.

D - Creamy smooth and good carbonation.

O - Very nice fresh hop. I have been let down by some of the Fresh Hop releases this year, but I was pleased with this one.

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4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine slightly off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops, pineapple and tropical fruit. Flavor of herbal and piney hops, citrus, grapefruit and sweet malt. Finishes with a nice long lingering resinous hop aftertaste and bitterness. Nice balance of hops and malt. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A very nicely done Northwest IPA. I'll put this in my fall rotation.

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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice opaque orange colour with a light tan coloured head. Bits of lacing. Smells of bright citrus notes, floral hops, and mango...with a subtle maltiness on the back. Taste has a nice assertive bitter hop bite, juicy citrus notes, hints of pine, resin, pineapple, and caramel. Creamy, medium body, nice carbonation, clean finish. Great drinkability.

I thought Old Schoolhouse's Imperial Stout was quite nice, and this was a nice treat as well. I have two more Old Schoolhouse IPA's in the fridge, and I'm looking forward to them!

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured bright, transparent deep orange with good carbonation leaving behind a nice white cap, good amount of bubbles, great lacing and moderate head retention

S: Fresh citrus, freshly cut grass with a green vegetable note

T: Immediate green hop taste, like these hops just came off the vine. Notes of some vegetable, citrus fruit basket of light orange peel, very light and underlying passion fruit, the finish is clean, a tad oily but not really slick, light hop bitterness and there is a light booze sting

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, a lit bit of oil, bitterness and citrus, vegetable sticks to the palate, Juicy and fresh.

O: Very well done. Next to Killer Green this is one of my favorite Fresh Hops.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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