Hop Nouveau | Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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3.75 w/ 41 ratings

Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 11-04-2005

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3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Slatetank
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked this growler up at the brewpub after enjoying a sample on tap, poured chilled from the 2L into a cervoise.

The color is beautiful hazed amber with 2 fingers of ecru cream with ultra fine bead, visibly carbonated with specks of lace sticking on the glass. The smell has lots of green hop scents with moderate level of caramel in the aroma with light fruit ester of yeast and pleasant combination of herbal/citrus in the hop smell. The feel is very good with semi-full body with mild sweet texture followed by a resinous and oily hop quality with moderate carbontion and low astringency with slight bitterness increasing to a mostly dry finish with low alcohol influence on the palate.

The flavor begins with a nice clean bitter herbal taste with tea-like hop and mildly caramel malt entry with more toasted flavor mid palate and lightly spice oriented flavor of hops with a fruity/tangy yeast accent. The hops have a subtle bitter but not quite grassy flavor with nice caramel body enhancing the fresh hops by supporting into a mostly dry and only leaning slightly toward the hop bitterness balance-wise. This is a decent pale ale which is easy to quaff -a good example of the style with sufficiently bitter flavor it has a nice amount of hop flavor which makes for a drinkable American Pale

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Selin's Grove. Review from notes.

A: Pours a dark copper color with a small white head on top that dissipated quickly leaving behind a few bubbles. No lacing.

S: Fruity and rather green. Some grassy hops, slightly sweet.

T: Decent, some nice hop characteristics, with some grass, earthy hops, and slight bitterness. Some caramel mixed in.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: A decent beer, was hoping for a bit more of an assertive hop presence.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as an orange red color with a soapy white head on top. The head settles rather quickly and doesn't leave behind much retention or lacing. The smell of the beer is earthy, some grain aromas and hops on the nose that give off more of an English style Pale Ale than an American one. The taste is rather mellow, it's much like the aroma, it's earthy with some sweet dry malt in there with a subtle bitterness following up the finish. The mouthfeel was light, I felt this could be a very sessionable beer coming in around 5.5% with it's lighter body. Overall it's a good brew, Nothing I would need to have again but wouldn't decline it if it were offered to me.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MikeWard
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one last Friday (9/28) poured from a firkin perched on the bar. It had been crossed off on the menu, and i figured I was out of luck. Server gave me the info. Always check with your server I guess.

Dark amber, a bit on the cloudy side. A small head, which quickly disappeared.

Floral hops smell, grassy. Very good indeed.

Taste...good, but...must confess, had anticipated better. Pleasant, hoppy, just left me wanting a bit more

Overall, nice, but...

Will apparently be on tap very soon, so looking forward to giving it another go.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Hop Nouveau from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Beer rating: 61% out of 100 with 41 ratings
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