Hop Kitchen - APA (FOCOllaboration W/ Odell Brewing) | New Belgium Brewing

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3.89/5
Very Good
331 Ratings
Hop Kitchen - APA (FOCOllaboration W/ Odell Brewing)Hop Kitchen - APA (FOCOllaboration W/ Odell Brewing)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Uanof on 05-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,619
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
331
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
48
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 331 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a decent looking clear golden amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute in a concave fashion leaving a fair amount of clingy foamy lacing at the top of the beer. The smell had a decent light grassy and somewhat citrus-esque aromas circling underneath my nose. The taste was mainly sweet but had a fairly decent bitter flavoring coating my taste buds. There is a decent sticky sweet citrus aftertaste leading to a refreshing and could be construed as watery finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty light carbonation running underneath. Overall, I say this was a pretty good APA to have again.

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

Photo of stevoj
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Lightly hopped ale, orange / amber in color, medium creamy head. Aroma is light, predominantly malt. Taste is where the hops come in, but add just a small amount of bitterness. Malt again on the finish. easy drinker, refreshing on a hot day, but watch out for the elevated ABV.

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Photo of BEER88
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gear54
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Brix Pizza in Fishers IN

Pour is pitch black in color with 1 finger of thick kaki head and plenty of lace on the glass

Smell is both crisp and hoppy with roasted malts and dark chocolate. Usually you don't get both. I find myself wondering if I will like this.

Taste follows well with hoot notes and citrus typical of an IPA followed by the toasty malt flavors associated with a stout. It's interesting how well the flavors separate and identify themselves. Unique in my experience.

Overall worth a try if your experimenting or looking for something new but not a true IPA or Stout. I like the bold flavor with little boozyness. Very cool brew.

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

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IowaBiertrinker
4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Perfect when fresh. Nice balanced hop nose and flavor with the perfect malty-oat backbone. Yum. And likely sessionable.

Had this fresh and hoppy, then after on for a while and though different, liked both times. Smoother and a nice malt balance when not fresh.

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

Photo of MikeP64
2.28/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I enjoy NB's 'almost macro' brews and thought this would be good...WRONG!!This is not a good beer...like chewing on a handful of stale hops and a sip took 2 good beers to wash away.

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Photo of Determined_021
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

i wish they made more

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Photo of Tanktizzo
3.32/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of archyquaffer
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A moderate pour from a bomber into a shaker pint produces a one inch head of frothy, sticky head. The beer is a pale amber with moderate carbonation.

One whiff tells me this is a hop bomb- flowers, hay and pine. The flavor is a bit more moderate, with citrus notes accentuated, and allows a nice caramelly malt base to shine through. Frothy and fairly moderate mouth feel. Floral hop notes linger on the tongue.

This is a decent pale that will appeal to hop heads. I prefer less of an in-your-face flavor, and really think some subtlety would up my marks a bit. I think the bomber cost 4-something.

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Photo of Mikestaf
3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LakerLeith
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Blazer22
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Jringp
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of firethemissiles
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Hop Kitchen - APA (FOCOllaboration W/ Odell Brewing) from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 331 ratings