Hop Disciples - Idaho 7 | Great Divide Brewing Company

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3.89/5
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89 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hop Disciples – Rotating Hop Project takes a bright, clean IPA and puts a different hop variety at the forefront of the sensory experience every year. The inaugural release features Idaho 7, which shows up punching with aromas of orange zest and stone fruit complemented by a hint of black tea leaves in an uncharacteristic element of subtlety. Hop Disciples may look tough on the outside, but with its golden blonde hue and approachable 6.2% ABV, we promise it’s a lover not a fighter.


Added by Texasfan549 on 05-20-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
89
pDev:
11.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Barley_Bill
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm always enthusiastic about any beer from Great Divide. I'm grew up in Denver during the late 90s and on through the explosion of American Craft. GD has always been a step above in industry standard. This IPA jumped into my shifter full of life, a pale yellow, 3% cloud, happy coagulated eperfesant charge, tight and rocky bubbles, white head, moderate lacing, bright, herbed tea, lemon, white pepper, mango, barnyard, cracker, dry, medicinal, alive with creamy mouthfeel, pleasant and forward, aggressive, and noble West Coast cousin.

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Photo of Eagleyes
2.98/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was afraid that I might be a little late to the party on this one, but not so. This still tastes amazing on March 24.

It pours yellow, foamy and fizzy, with exceptional, fine bubbles. The aroma is a earthy ale darkness. I wonder if fresher were better. The taste is bitter, chewy hops bomb. Outstanding, with a bitter fresh finish.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold with a very slight haze and a white head. Smells of hops, citrus, and pine. Tastes of fresh hops, orange zest, black tea (I would not have even thought of this flavor if it weren't for the description but it's very apparent if you know what to look for), pine, and a night light malt base. Medium in both body and carbonation. Overall a very nice single hops IPA.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trentt2
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "CANNED ON JAN06 2017 09:33 IDAHO"

Appearance: The body is a very cloudy, opaque golden yellow. The head is large, thick, white, and creamy textured with a few pockmarks. The head has very good retention and lacing.

Aroma: It smells a lot like the oil on the outside of a hop bine which is very strong. It has a strong lemon aroma as well. The strong nose on this beer is very impressive.

Taste: The flavor closely matches the aroma with a deep earthy tea leaf and lemon flavor. The flavors seem to pop out of the beer and they are very strong.

Mouthfeel: The beer has moderate bitterness and a slightly resinous texture to the beer with a wet and light bodied finish.

Overall: It is an outstanding beer and it both smelled and tasted so good that I had to look up the hop used in this beer (Idaho 7). It is a very noteworthy beer that has a lot of earthy tea-like flavor with a strong lemon flavor that just jumps out. The hop variety used in this beer has a ton of character and this beer does a fantastic job of showcasing it. Although the beer was canned almost 6 months ago it is still packed with aroma and flavor and it is worth picking up. I will be looking for more beers brewed with this hop.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CreedeSon
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpkrippner
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can at the 2017 Aiken Bluegrass Festival.
Hazy amber body topped by a large white fluffy head. Sticky lacing.
Strong hop flavor and aroma with high, but not excessive bitterness.
Some floral, citrus, herbal and pines notes in the hoppy flavor.

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Photo of oldvines
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deereless
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 12oz can with a canned on date of 3.8.17

L - Bright yellow, 1 finger of head that dissipates

S - Citrus hops dominate

T - Bitter, dank, citrus, but bitter dominates. Not enough balance IMO

F - Medium body and well carbonated

O - Decent but very bitter and not enough balance

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Photo of vdub191
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange. Lots of rising bubbles and a big three finger white head that settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop driven aroma with a scent of citrus fruit and grass. Upfront citrus hop scent of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, stone fruit, lemon, and apricot with some pineapple. Earthy hop hints of grass and pine. Slight hints of pepper. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker with yeast. A pretty good juicy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy hop forward taste with notes of citrus fruit and grass. Juicy upfront citrus hop presence with notes of orange peel, mango, grapefruit, lemon, stone fruit, and apricot along with pineapple. Earthy hop notes of grass and pine resin. Background malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains along with yeast. A very nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy drying, and smooth.

Overall: A very good IPA showcasing the Idaho 7 hop. Nice tropical fruit notes.

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Photo of zenwatts
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong citrus hops, hint of floral hops, slight spicy hops, sweet malt, alcohol, and a hint of resin. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight dryness. Tastes of strong citrus hops, hint of floral hops, slight spicy hops, sweet malt, alcohol, slight pineapple, and a hint of resin. Overall, good appearance, aroma, feel, body, and blend.

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Photo of MeganandDana
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pvibeer
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gerred
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Hop Disciples - Idaho 7 from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 89 ratings