Hop Cuddle
Cinder Block Brewery

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Style:
IPA - New England
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 6.53%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
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Cinder Block Brewery
 
Missouri, United States
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jkblr from Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz undated can poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp, no ABV listed on can. The beer pours murky & opaque with a color & texture similar to grapefruit juice. The head is nearly white and quickly fades to a few bubbles. The aroma is vaguely fruity. The taste is semisweet, yet nondescript. It's not malt, but maybe the combo & volume of hops. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, adequately carbonated and undry in the finish. There is a little sharpness to the feel that could be a yeast bite and there is a gentle bitterness that prevents it from being sticky sweet. Overall, good. I apparently can't get any feel for this style. Not something I would buy, but the only NEIPAs I've enjoyed are allegedly way too bitter. YMMV.

Jan 16, 2019
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drunkenmess from Michigan

4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is a murky dim cloudy orange.
Head and lacing are decent. Starts fluffy then dies to a light soapy ring.

Smell is outstanding. Juicy tropical fruits. Almost like a fruit by the foot or fruit snack. Berries, mangos, citrus.

The taste is where this one falls short for me. Up front juicy sweetness then an aggressive over load of hop tart bitterness. Then dies down to a sweeter after bite.

Body is medium to full.
After taste leaves juicy yet dry finish.

For a NEIPA its a bit harsh in some spots (imo)
But overall its a pretty solid brew.

Dec 09, 2018
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque, muddy orange with a finger and a half of white foam. Head retention is fair with a few strands of lacing left behind. Aroma is orange, tangerine, and pineapple with hints of biscuity, bready malts. Flavor profile is tangerine, pineapple, orange, and papaya with hints of dry biscuity, bready malts in the background. Hop to malt ratio is about 65/35, emphasis hops. Mouth feel is a little chalky, and coats the mouth. It has a medium thickness. Overall, quality hop notes that point towards greatness, but fall a little short. Still, it's a huge flavor dose for the alcohol percentage.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

Dec 03, 2018
Hop Cuddle from Cinder Block Brewery
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 4 ratings