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Mind The Hop | Aslin Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by Boone757 on 10-10-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#417
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
219
pDev:
7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
19
Trade:
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Photo of ScubaLeon
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian1357
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MJSFS
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gambyt20
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

16oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours a hazy golden orange color with a one-finger creamy white head that has great retention long after the pour

S- pure citrus hop aroma: orange pith, grapefruit zest, tangerine, slightly grassy, light pine & mango

T- bright and juicy up front, tastes just like fresh orange juice. Bright pithy grapefruit notes, zesty citrus & orange peel. Undertones of pine resin, grass, mango and peach. The finish is juicy and resinous

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a dry resinous finish

O- juicy delicious citra showcase, outstanding

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Photo of Slack
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mind The Hop, after a vigorous pour, is a slightly white washed, opaque orange. It's creamy, frothy scoop of a head sticks around to coat blanket the liquid below as well as to the sides of the glass. And it sticks well!

Pineapple and orange juice. A mild, damp, noble pine like aroma lazily lingers behind the juices along with a yeasty, yogurty finish.

The flavor again is quite fruity. More citrusy than anticipated, but cut down by some tropical fruits, some bitter pith, and more of that mentioned yogurt.

The feel is obviously quite creamy and smooth. It's balanced but does have a good bitter heft to it. The alcohol surprisingly is well subdued.

Though I feel the flavors were more mellowed down, this may be the easiest drinking 9.4% abv beer I've ever had. It's rediculously smooth, pleasant, and tasty. Aslin is three for three in my eyes. Cheers and thanks again Craig!

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Photo of digboy
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

(Thanks Tim for sending this up. You're the man!)

Dated 9/20/17: Pours a bright and warm gold color, totally opaque with a thin off-white head that laces very nicely.

Aroma is a little dank with wonderful pineapple notes along with a bit of citrus sharpness. Love the combo.

Taste follows the nose with the citrus taking over more. The pineapple flavor disappears quickly, leaving a candied orange rind flavor to come in strong a linger to the end. Hard to tell what malt is behind it with all this flavor.

Feel is very soft and full, almost creamy. A light bitterness creeps in near the finish and leaves the tongue a little tingly. There is a slight stickiness left on the lips too. There is really no sign of alcohol burn - amazing for a 9% beer. They deserve credit for this.

Overall a fantastic beer worthy of the hype I have been giving them from 500 miles to the north here north of Boston (no one around me cares because its just too far away). Here we have our Trillium and Tree House and Bissell, but I still maintain that Aslin can give any of them all a run for the money. This is a superior NEIPA that any lover of the style should crank to the top of their want list. Stat!

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Photo of Btweedie87
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Buck89
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Hazy and turbid, golden in color with a creamy off white head. Big aroma that I noticed on the pour: a nice mix of grapefruit, tropical fruit, and piney earth. I got more of the earthy notes on the palate with dank resin. The fruit notes were there and melded well. Moderately bitter in the NE "soft" way and a superb soft feel for such a big beer. Slightly warming on the finish. Fantastic.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Orangish-amber color and totally hazy with a short, white head that leaves tons of lacing.

S - The grapefruit hits you from two feet away. There's also bitter orange and mango.

T - The taste is orange and grapefruit peel, pineapple, pine, and some alcohol on the finish.

M - Medium carbonation and body, slightly slick and lingering, bitter finish.

O - A great NEIPA, the nose is great.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WhackoMillah93
4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gordavidson
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TripleSun
4.04/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Murky, dirty orange
S - juicy mango, pineapple, orange rind
T - Just like the nose, with a slight alcohol burn at the end
F - Tastes better when warmed slightly, very smooth and dank
O - Back in the day (last year lol) this was one of my first offerings from Aslin and still packs that nostalgic punch. Not as good as their other beers in the recent days but is still a good tropical hop bomb!

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Photo of rpjterp
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Samdaddy
3.83/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this has been in my fridge for a minute so i didn't give it the best reviews because it wasn't great by any means. I'll revist when i have it fresh!

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Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gooseman80
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tatenackett
4.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Mind The Hop from Aslin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 219 ratings
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