Hippity Hops Chrysanthemum IPA | CAUTION: Brewing Co.

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CAUTION: Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DenverHopHead on 07-27-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 24
Photo of Beaver13
2.32/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12 oz can. Pours slightly hazy light copper amber with a medium creamy off white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is creamy biscuit malt with some fruit and very floral hops.

The flavor is sweet fruity metallic caramel malt with soapy floral hops. It's an odd mix. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, Interesting but too odd for me.

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Photo of stevoj
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draft at brewery, Lakewood location . Resinous IPA, piney, slick, slippery. Nothing special, finishes fast. Just plain average. enough said, say no ore, nudge , nudge

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Photo of mactrail
3.72/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brewer says this is infused with "whole flower chrysanthemum" plus "Chinese rock brown sugar," whatever that is. Two unique ingredients in one beer. But it's quite drinkable if you're not thinking pedal-to-the-metal hop blast.

This beer really does have that unmistakeable nose and taste. It brought back childhood in an instant-- playing in the back yard in my mother's chrysanthemum plants with that smell of the leaves lingering in my brain for decades.

Fairly malty with a substantial body. Some sweetness. Not very bitter. In fact I wouldn't be so bold as to call this an IPA. It does have some hop aromatics but it's more of an herbal Pale Ale. Quite drinkable and definitely one to try at the brewery, as it's a good example of their off-kilter but friendly brews. On tap at the east Denver tasting room.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The upstart Caution Brewing Co's IPA features whole flower chrysanthemum and Chinese rock brown sugar and dry hopped with 3 separate kinds of hops.
Appearance - amber, some faint carbonation, little to no head or lacing.
Smell - very floral, must be the chrysanthemum, nice!
Taste - follows the nose, unique, satisfying!
Feel - a nice bitterness that lingers and isn't overpowering
Overall - a bit pricey, but you can only get it fresh from the source, as of now

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Hippity Hops Chrysanthemum IPA from CAUTION: Brewing Co.
3.4 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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