Hairpin
HopFusion Ale Works

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Style:
Rye Beer
Ranked #176
ABV:
6.38%
Score:
84
Ranked #31,084
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 11.26%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
17
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HopFusion Ale Works
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
84
Good
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3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$ 1.90 (Including tax and discount)/12 oz can ($ 0.158/oz) from Total Wine-Forum, Selma, TX. Reviewed 3/27/19.
Can stamped “DEEP IN THE HEART 2457969” on bottom. On shelf at store. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried glass coffee cup.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Dark yellow, hazy.
Head – Large (Maximum 7 cm, aggressive center pour), very light tan, medium density, average retention, diminishing to a three to five mm ring and a heaped complete layer. Head retraction likes three-dimensional torn curtain lacing on the wall.
Lacing – Excellent! Three-dimensional rings of tiny to small bubbles, connected by a few thin columns. Also, see above.
First pour – Yellow, very slight haze.
Aroma – 3 – Faint rye spiciness.
Flavor – 3.5 – Begins with some rye spiciness followed by some semi-sweet malt. ends slightly bitter. No alcohol (6.38% ABV), no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3 – Thin, watery, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.5 – Rye is definitely there and the lacing is excellent.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear reddish coppery color with off-white/ivory colored head. Some rye spice, caramel malt, floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light to medium bodied. Finishes with more rye, but just doesn't pack the rye punch.

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Photo of vikingpillager
4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(from the brewery)
We finely tuned 3 grains, a copious amount of hops added throughout the boil and then balanced it with rye to create this one-of-a-kind ale. Some may call it an IPA, a Pale Ale or maybe even a variation of an Irish red. We really don’t care for labels, we just know it nails the dry, crisp taste and depth we were looking for.

Outstanding 'session ale' - easily the best at the brewery!

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Hairpin from HopFusion Ale Works
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 17 ratings