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Hooptari 644 | Naked City Taphouse

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Brewed by:
Naked City Taphouse
Washington, United States
nakedcitybrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 12-13-2009

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2.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It would seem that Naked City has not yet learned how to carbonate their beers. It might have been a smart idea to exercise a bit of quality control in this area before offering their beers publicly, otherwise people will react as I did by expressing disappointment to a flat, lifeless ale.

Hoptari 644 is a fresh hop ale brewed with rye, wheat, and oats. Both the recipe and the process seem experimental and suffer from a burdensome complexity that never fully congeals into a cohesive whole. This chicken-yellow pale ale feels like it's being pulled in too many directions. As a fresh hop ale released in the second week of December, it arrives late in the season. It must have been brewed two months previously, yet it never carbonated. It sports a doughy, yeasty aroma and a rimmed head. What little malt or hop character exists is obscured by intrusive yeasty funk and delivered on a droopy mouthfeel.

Walk away. Walk away slowly.

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Hooptari 644 from Naked City Taphouse
Beer rating: 2.65 out of 5 with 1 ratings
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