Hop Attack
Steamworks Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #5,955
ABV:
6%
Score:
85
Ranked #37,797
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 11.17%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
14
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Steamworks Brewing Company
 
British Columbia, Canada
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Notes: Hop Attack Fresh Hop IPA is back for a second year, and was made with fresh Centennial hops from Sartori Hop Ranch in Chilliwack. The 6% abv ale is described as “a vibrant IPA with notes of grass and citrus.”
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Steamworks Brewpub 'Hop Attack' fresh hop ipa @ 6.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6.30
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a small white head leaving a large spotty lace along the pint
S-fresh Sartori ranch Centennial whole cone hops
T-ok tasting wet-hopped ipa , best served real cold
MF-ok carbonation , big medium body
Ov-just an ok wet-hopped ipa
prost LampertLand

Oct 30, 2016
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leaddog from Canada (AB)

3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a topaz yellow with a finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell - Biscuity malts, hints of earthy hops, citrus peel, lemon, touch of honey.

Taste - Surprisingly hit with a ton of biscuity malts. Some hop presence, but not nearly enough. Hints of citrus and lemon near the finish along with the malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry.

Overall - A sub-par fresh hop IPA. The hops are severely lacking for a beer advertising hop flavour galore. The potential is there, as the malt base is quite nice, however more hops are needed to make this a true "hop attack".

Dec 13, 2015
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Svingjo from Canada (BC)

3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear golden colour with a thin white head that lingers for a short while. The nose leads with lots of earthy hop, pine, toffee and yeasty bread. The hops kind of hit you on the tongue but disappear very quickly. There is a lingering pine resin flavour along with a pale maltiness. I don't really get much else. It has a bit of a watery flavour and feel that takes what I believe should be a medium body and dilutes it. An okay beer but not something I would search out after this.

Nov 22, 2015
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Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650ml bottle into my IPA glass.
L: Pours a light amber in color a thin white head but pretty nice lacing
S: A light pine nose with some bread dough there
T: Well the 2015 crop of Sartori Hops to me lacks the flavor of past years in this Fresh Hopped IPA they are there but very weak some hop bitter in this one but not much.
F: A light bodied IPA moderate carbonation good on the malt some sweetness stays with you.
O: Not a winner so many better IPA's out there and there was a good selection of fresh hopped in B.C. this year. Easy drinking but more of a plae ale for sure as Biboergosum mentioned.

Nov 05, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

650ml bottle, wrapped in a brown paper bag of sorts, which details the brewery's collaboration with Sartori Farms and their fresh hops, info lacking on the bottle label itself.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with one skinny finger of wanly puffy, weakly foamy, and barely bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some spectral tree branch lace around the glass as things get a move on.

It smells of musty pine needles and muddled citrus fruit, bready pale and caramel malt, a twinge of earthy yeast, and further leafy, floral, and fairly perfumed hop bitters. The taste is more perfumed florals, wet pine forest floor, some gritty pale malt graininess, a receding caramel sweetness, chalky kids' candies (appropriate for the season, I suppose), and a generic underripe orchard fruitiness.

The bubbles are decently motivated to sell their brand of adequately supportive frothiness, the body on the light side of yer typical middleweight, and generally smooth, the hops not really possessing any wherewithal, especially the sort inclined to mess around at this juncture. It finishes off-dry, the muted fruitiness exhibiting some staying power, alongside a staid maltiness, and some further green estery notes.

Yeah, for an IPA, this more or less falls flat - no acrid palate incursion, no big pine, citrus, or what have you bitterness. Maybe the less concentrated nature of wet hops (particularly those grown at a relatively northern latitude) contributes to the overall underwhelming effect here, so the best thing that I can say about this, is that it might have made a pleasant enough Yankee-style pale ale.

Oct 27, 2015
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bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I got excited with the advertisement of Sartori hops. Not much head. Not much of a hoppy smell on the nose. Not much of a hop kick on the taste buds. Not much to be impressed about.

Oct 24, 2015
Hop Attack from Steamworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 14 ratings