Hoppy Palm | Track 7 Brewing Co.

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3.92/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Track 7 Brewing Co.
California, United States
track7brewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
When a brewer is trying to decide whether they want to use a particular variety of hop in a new brew, they’ll take a few hop blossoms and roll them between their hands to tease out the aroma. After a hop selection a few years ago, Brewmaster Ryan and Cellermaster Geoff walked away with green, sticky, hoppy palms. The product of that hop selection, Hoppy Palm Pale Ale, has been aggressively dry-hopped with Cascade, Chinook, and Galaxy hops, producing an American Pale Ale with a light body and minimal sweetness. If you pay close attention, you’ll notice tropical notes from the Galaxy hops, with the Cascade hops giving it a hint of citrus as wel

Added by Professor_Yeesh on 08-31-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,384
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
40
pDev:
5.87%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
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Photo of CJNAPS
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IronLover
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden yellow in color with orange hues and a heavy haze. Poured with a moderate, creamy, bright white foam with excellent retention. Medium, pulpy, citrus orange aromas with medium maltiness. Medium light bodied with medium carbonation and a light creamy feel. Medium malty flavors up with caramel and bready notes followed by light citrus and spicy hop flavors. Medium hop bitterness through the middle. Orange rind and malt flavors to the end. Finished semi-dryly with light malty notes followed by lingering hop bitterness. Great look. Aroma balance tilted to the hoppy side, flavor balance tipped to the malty side. Bitterness at the finish lingered a bit too much. Pretty easy drinking nonetheless.

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Photo of BeerMe8
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhlosito75
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pounder can into tulip appears clear golden with a frothy cream cap that fades leaving stringy lace.

Aroma is fruity and pithy with some carbonics and minerals.

Taste has pleasant hop fruity qualities backed by caramel to bready grain and a touch of pithy to grassy bitterness that lingers.

Light in body, modestly carbonated and very easy drinking.

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Photo of GreenMind
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonewallSipper
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Citrus and floral hops coupled with light toasty malts.

A: Light gold color, slight haze, with a thinnish white head that has decent retention.

T: Lots of hops with notes of citrus, faint tropical fruit, coupled with a clean faint caramel malt character, with a fairly aggressive hop bitterness and dry finish.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Alright; the beer has a very thin body and the components could be better balanced, but still drinkable.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this at the source at the end of September on way down to the Hollywood Bowl to see the final Tom Petty show. Pours a slightly darker yellow/gold with some light amber thrown in. A small amount of 1/3" white head on the top. Decent hoppiness, I seem to smell Simcoe, Citra and Amarillo, but who knows.

Taste is pretty standard for a good west coast pale ale. You get a bitterness in the range, prolly around 50ibu, pale toasted malts, that Simcoe bitterness is striking, I'd be surprised if that wasn't the or one of the bittering hops used here. Seems all over it. Nice mild grain along with that. Even though its below 6% abv, it does seem to have a stickiness about it that might not make for the most sessionable pale ale on a summer day. Nonetheless, its a pretty good 2nd tier pale ale option.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent beer! Very crushable

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Photo of Hophazzard
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, undated but known fresh, poured into a 14oz snifter glass. Enjoyed on 4.8.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a bright orange color, copper hues with a mild chill haze and a foamy white head that has good retention and great lace. The aroma has a lot of citrus, very tangy and juicy, spicy grapefruit peel, snappy tropical fruits with a lightly floral bouquet and a touch of piney hop with a hint of pale grain. The flavors are good, super hoppy, bright with some nice bitterness behind the more delicate juicy flavors. Plenty of pineapple, lots of citrus, dank grassy and floral character, a bit of pine, smooth pale grain. The mouthfeel is good, coating, creamy medium body, nice lively carbonation with a very dry finish.

Verdict: A very good hoppy pale from Track Seven. Excellent west coast flavor profile, well balanced, home run pale ale from a brewer I had no previous experience with.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kflorence
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber in color with a thick, frothy head atop. Lacing lines the glass as you drink. Carbonation looks mild. Very hoppy on the nose; mostly floral/grassy with tropical fruits and a hint of spice and malted caramel. Taste follows the nose well; grassy and tropical fruits up front followed by a grainy sweetness and quickly subsiding back into a bitter hop flavor that lasts on the tongue. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with the perfect carbonation. Overall this is a very tasty and very drinkable, hoppy pale ale. I'm diggin' it. Cheers!

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of conpen
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours relatively clear and golden orange in color with a white, half-finger width head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving a mostly barren surface with a small island of suds in the center and a fair ring clinging to the side of the glass. No lacing save a couple of tiny spots.

Smell - Moderate aroma, but notes of passionfruit, orange and a hint of peach can be found, along with a crackery bread sweetness riding well beneath.

Taste - A bit stronger in flavor than the nose would indicate, but follows in character; passionfruit with lesser orange make up the bulk of the flavor. A touch of peach mid-taste, then notes of pine and spice. Aftertaste lingers with mild pith bitterness and the faintest of bread character.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with light, slightly tingly carbonation. Goes down well enough with dry finish.

Overall - A good, tropical flavored pale. Maybe relies a bit too much on the hops, as the malts are mostly lacking, and certainly don't leave an impression. I'll finish the sixer, but this won't be on my shopping list anytime soon.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Hoppy Palm from Track 7 Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 40 ratings