Mt. Hops | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
ninkasibrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by ccrida on 10-06-2008

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3.11/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Mt. Hops is Ninkasi's Fresh Hop ale, brewed with fresh Mt. Hood hops. Served in an imperial pint, Mt. Hops is a chill-hazed dark copper with a small and creamy, olive tinged, bone colored head that leaves pretty heavy lace.

Smell is a subdued, herbal, grassy aroma. Served cold, it didn't really warm up much before I powered through it.

Taste, as you might have gathered from my last comment, wasn't too good. Very spicy, earthy and dusty, slightly resinous, a bit of toasted malt, with a very firm, bitter finish. Kind of bland and bitter, not much in the hop flavor department, which wet hop ales IMHO should be showcasing, their main showing here was in the minty aftertaste of my Mt. Hop induced burps.

Mouthfeel is crisp and very dry, with a medium light body with a moderately high carbonation.

Drinkability is average, to dry and bitter, tonic water like, and not a great platform for the aromatics and flavors of Mt. Hood hops. A bummer, as I've love some of Ninkasi's brews, and was hopping for a real blast of wet hop freshness. Really a bit of a pallate buster with the chalky bitterness, even though Baily's cited it was only 40 IBUs, perhaps they went crazy on the brewer's salts...

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Mt. Hops from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.11 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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