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Calypso (Single HOP Series) | Hermitage Brewing

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Brewed by:
Hermitage Brewing
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Calypso hops are a dual purpose hop that was originally bred from the Nugget hop varietal. These large, square-ish hops have an alpha acid content of approximately 12% – 14%. Prized for their fruity character, we at HBC are excited to bring this hop to our single hop series.

Calypso has a resinous hop bitterness that lasts well into the finish. It has a fruity and earthy hop character that has hints of pear, melon, with a light spicy finish.

Added by JesseLara on 09-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 10
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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Photo of russpowell
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent caramel with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Great lacing & even better head retention

S: Leafy & herbal hops, pears & faint biscuitty malt, plus caramel once it gets warm & some cattyness

T: Biscuitty malt, pineyness, herbal & woody hops & astringency up front. Dryness, a touch of caramel, cattiness, & pears, pineyness as this warms, plus aspirin. Finishes with some biscutty malt, cattiness, a kiss of booze warmth with astringency & a touch of grapefruit pith

MF: Medium bodied//chewy with slight carbonation , skews way too bitter

I'd have to say, I'm not a fan of the Calyspo Hop based on this small sample size. I am glad to have had the chance to try it. Would do in a pinch

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of KristineT
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of JesseLara
3.66/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber color, white head. Fruity, floral, caramel, grapefruit aroma. Medium body. Citrus, spicy, floral hops. Dry finish. A little light on the carbonation for my taste. Good solid beer on their single hop series. Most of their Single HOP series do a good job of showcasing the hop variety being used. Can't wait to see what else Hermitage will bring.

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Calypso (Single HOP Series) from Hermitage Brewing
3.49 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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