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Hop Howdy | Kulshan Brewing Company

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6 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kulshan Brewing Company
Washington, United States
kulshanbrewingcompany.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beertunes on 06-23-2013

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-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
pDev:
12.29%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 2
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3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bumchilly25
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cherche
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moose90
2.74/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color into the glass. Stark white head is somewhat thin, and leaves behind some patchy lacing.

S — Smells yeasty and astringent, somewhat phenolic as well, light hint of pepper and banana.

T — Tastes of Belgian yeasts and a touch of alcohol, little bit of pepper and banana, and its strangely hoppy as well.

M — Medium bodied, if not heavy, long and sweet finish as well.

O — OK overall, just kinda muted and dull while being sweet and heavy.

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Photo of beertunes
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The brewery calls this a "Belgian Blonde", but there's no listing for that style here on BA, thus I listed it as a BSPA.

Served in tulip. Poured a lightly hazy bright yellow color with 1/2 inch of bright white head that had very good retention and great, long lasting lacing.

The aroma was nicely grainy with a slightly spicy yeast scent, and a bit of hop brightness in the background. On the tongue, the grains were smooth at the front, and a solid hop kick took over the middle and back. The yeast added a bit of spice across the whole palate. The only downside was a solid alcohol burn that lingered for a long time on the finish.

The body was nicely smooth, but perhaps a bit fuller than I would have liked, for a Blonde. Drinkability fell into the "Dangerously easy" category. The first 12oz went away so quickly, I had to have a second just to finish my review. Overall, a really good beer that I liked a lot. A must try if you see it.

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Hop Howdy from Kulshan Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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