Hidden Hop Yard: Vol. 7
Manor Hill Brewing

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American Imperial IPA
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3.93 | pDev: 7.38%
Manor Hill Brewing
Maryland, United States
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3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a modest head; a few dribs and drabs of lace linger

Smell: Delicate tropical fruit tones with a hint of fusel alcohol

Taste: Pineapple and papaya forward with pith building, through the middle; guava, after the swallow, though the bitterness is a bit too strong for the tropical fruit tones to emerge effectively

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: A bit unbalanced, this

Thanks, grover37, for the opportunity

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Photo of grover37
3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I found this beer to be pretty unpleasant, both in a blind tasting and in subsequent cans from the four-pack. Good looking beer - slightly hazy light gold with nice lacing and retention. Smell is when I start to detect something off - a very noticeable yeast-driven character reminding me of not-so-carefully fermented home brew. Plastic and rubber that blends into the citrus notes a bit, so as to be not overwhelming. Taste is more of the same, but much worse, with a really gross guava (good!) plus plastic (yuk!) flavor dominating. This is bad - not recommended.

Edit: Others in the blind tasting did not pick up the same off-flavor that I did. Perhaps I am over-sensitive to slightly harsh fermentations due to tasting so many amateurish homebrews fermented at 80*.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Honey colored body with a hint of haze and a soapy bone-white head. Aroma is tropical fruits mostly. Flavor is juicy up front, with some grassy flavors in the middle and a bitter finish. Feel is medium bodied, slightly sticky, medium carb. Solid.

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Hidden Hop Yard: Vol. 7 from Manor Hill Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 8 ratings