New Hop Smell
The Hop Concept Brewing

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The Hop Concept Brewing
California, United States
American IPA
3.78 | pDev: 6.61%
Apr 12, 2019
Feb 03, 2018
Very Good
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Notes: Our New Hop Smell is finally here and it features experimental hop #06297. These exp hops have been around for a while but often take over a decade to grow, inspect, and commercialize, and so, aren’t often used. Due to increasing prices of more traditional hops and growing creativity in the industry, these bad boys have become more and more popular. Carrying the flavors of its parents, Eastern Gold, Apollo, and Cascade, hop #06297 brings out flavors and aromas of tangy tropical fruits, berries, and hints of vanilla.
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Rated: 4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania

Sep 16, 2018
Rated: 4.07 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Sep 16, 2018
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I love Port Brewing, I love the Hop Concept and all that they brew in San Marcos. Honestly I never had anything bad or even mediocre from them, and this one is no exception either.
New Hop Smell means freshness and intensity and the could make this beer so. It has an exceptional dank, earth and pine character along with a sweet malt character. Putting the two together, they blend into a hop-honey infused, classic West Coast IPA - which is great! It is your IPA that you want to go to. It might not be the rarest or most innovative blend but it is the kind of IPA that you (or at least I, for sure) love, hands down.
So for me, this is a great IPA. A great hop experience. I feel happy to have had this.
Sep 14, 2018
Rated: 3.46 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

Aug 28, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Aug 01, 2018
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a semi clear orange with nice, thick head.

Smell is piney with notes of peach, white tea and citrus.

Taste is mildly bitter, with notes of citrus and peach and some floral tea.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a nice, but subdued IPA.
Jun 12, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by Csolsen from Pennsylvania

May 07, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by jgunther71 from Illinois

May 04, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by krome from Illinois

May 04, 2018
Rated: 3.65 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Apr 28, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by estajoe from Massachusetts

Apr 25, 2018
Rated: 3.88 by JuiceMan818 from California

Apr 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Jfllo from California

3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
I was excited to try this new brew, especially after the Simco Citra release. The alcohol was a tad high for me but the drinking was super easy and enjoyable.
Mar 16, 2018
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Kinda dark in the bar, so Raul will venture on the more positive side for the appearance. Smell is of a floral garden that Elizabeth Taylor wouldn’t tend, maybe someone lesser like Mary Astor in her “speaky days.” Flavor is light hops, and finishes super dry like a Death Valley winter.

Raul would not venture here again.
Mar 10, 2018
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75
Handsome clear golden amber brew with a pile of white foam in the Rodenbach goblet. The aromatics are quite heady. Lush mouthfeel with a fine fizz. Quite sharp and acidic.

Unusual flavors, like Concord grape. After a brief honeymoon on the tongue the bitterness takes over, but what did you expect from The Bitterness Concept? did they just totally overdose the hops? I"d like to taste this hop in a more restrained brew. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Best Damn downtown.
Mar 07, 2018
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Reviewed by markjknowles from Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Typical, unassuming appearance... faint, mildly piney smell... Bitter resinous... did I just taste grape? I friggin' just tasted grape! Them relatively fizzy. Well.. that's fun.
Mar 07, 2018
Rated: 4 by BeerMeCJS from California

Mar 03, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by dshansen1184 from Washington

Mar 01, 2018
Rated: 3.61 by MickeyHops from California

Feb 25, 2018
Rated: 3.95 by LarrysDeerGut from Illinois

Feb 25, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Marvicsin from California

Feb 24, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Feb 16, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by pkalix from California

Feb 03, 2018
New Hop Smell from The Hop Concept Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 24 ratings