Mind The Hop | Aslin Beer Company

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4.42/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aslin Beer Company
Virginia, United States
aslinbeer.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mind the Hop is a single hop Citra double IPA.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#403
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
267
pDev:
6.79%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
26
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 267 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JandJMD
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No canned date, picked up on-site 01/25/19, likely 01/17/19 can release

Appearance - Pours murky and dirty orange in color with a finger width, off-white head. Fair retention results in a thin, broken layer of suds with a fair ring around the edge of the glass. Good lacing with broken webbing, lines and small spotting decorating a good portion of the glass.

Smell - Strong citrus juice aroma. Tangerine, orange, white grapefruit, peach, pineapple and hints of vanilla. Hint of oat?

Taste - Punchy, juicy citrus notes right off the bat. Orange, tangerine and grapefruit smack the taste buds before a touch of peach and mango kick in. Mild pineapple. Noticeable oat undertone. A touch of vanilla creeps in as it rounds the finish, and meets up with the mild pith bitterness and acidic bite in the aftertaste. Mmm.

Mouthfeel - On the fuller side of medium with fair, tingly carbonation. Nice thickness with a touch of velvet smoothness. Goes down easy before a mostly dry finish. Hard to believe it's 9.4%.

Overall - I've always been weary of Citra because it tends to lend a fair amount of dank to my taste buds, but damn is this one delicious. Super juicy and citrusy. Almost drinks like a citrusy milkshake IPA. Reminds me a bit of NG Liquid Grove Pale, only bigger, and with hints of vanilla.

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Photo of Zaximus
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alexsergio
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of palealeale
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harrison8
4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours an opaque dark orange with a finger of off-white foam that retains pretty well. Aroma is orange, papaya, mango and tangerine, and just dripping at that. Lovely tropical fruit and domestic citrus qualities. Mouth feel is tangerine, papaya, mango, orange, pineapple, and guava. Tropical fruits and domestic citrus ooze from every ounce. Good, backbone of biscuity, bready malt add a little firmness to the back end. Mouth feel is lightly fuzzy and velvety with a medium-thick consistency. Overall, this beer is big - really big. It's got clean tropical fruit and domestic citrus oozing from every ounce, while remaining clean, even allowing the malts to shine through - a trait missed by lots of hoppy NE DIPAs.

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

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, copper orange body with minimal head and lace ring. The aroma struck me as hints of peach and mango with some grapefruit. Fuller body, slightly boozy on the finish, the beer has a great sweetness and minimal bitterness thanks to flavors like peach and tropical fruits along with a soapy hoppiness.

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Photo of VailTommy
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rdoggg
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PrynneCabin
4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Serving: Can
No date


A:
Pours a lovely, hazy orange with a couple fingers of puffy whipped cream head. Very good retention; ticker-tape lacing. (4.25)

S:
Wow! Big green mango and guava aromas with a little rustic green smell behind to balance it out.
(4.5)

T:
Very rich fruity, sweet, juicy tropical flavors with a smooth chalky/pollen-like bitterness to close it out. (4.5)

M:
Smooth-drinking, fluffy, medium body with velvety carbonation and a lingering fruity finish. (4.75)

O:
Fuck me, this is an awesome beer!
It is lovely to look at. Exactly what you'd expect. The aroma is immediately noticeable upon opening the can. Both it and the flavor made me audibly groan without meaning to which is always a good sign. Big tropical fruit notes and a hint of subtle bitterness in the nose. The flavor is just a progression of this. Big, juicy guava, mango and bitter orange flavors with a faint thread of grass and clean alcohol underneath. It feels like drinking carbonated whole milk (but actually good) and there is a almost-tart fruity tingle that hangs around. Really, this one is everything it should be, exactly how it should be. A lion of a beer that drinks like a lamb. (4.75)

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Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours with a nice bubble show that settles in at two fingers capping the murky, honey colored liquid; sudsy lacing

Smell: Rather pithy, with tangerine dominant as well as some pineapple

Taste: Tangerine and pineapple forward, with the pithy element picking up, through the middle; somewhat juicy, with a fusel alcohol finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I have had mixed results with the higher ABV IPAs from Aslin; this one is in the middle of the road

Thanks, Slack, for the opportunity

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Photo of rtav
3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look - Most memorable part of this beer for me. Dense head, heavy lacing, extremely hazy/opaque appearance
Smell - Typical NEIPA smell - hazy, slight sweetness
Taste - Smooth on the front, slight boozyness on the back, alcohol is disguised reasonably well for 9+%
Feel - Same as smell - typical NEIPA, not especially memorable but did not detract from the beer at all

Overall - Very solid beer in the NEIPA style. Reasonable crush-able for 9+%. Would drink again but not sure I would go out of my way for it.

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Photo of BAsbill
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Edwardrm
4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of pdonovan16
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Avitra
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best practice typical DIPA

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Photo of StoutSnob40
3.88/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Mind The Hop from Aslin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 267 ratings