The Incredible Hop Imperial Belgian Style IPA | The Fort Collins Brewery

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The Incredible Hop Imperial Belgian Style IPAThe Incredible Hop Imperial Belgian Style IPA

Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by AmericanGothic on 10-31-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.72/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pretty clear orange with small fluffy head. Smell has some belgian yeast funk, a bit of orange zest. Crisp aroma. Flavor a bit muddled. Heavy lemon zest and serious yeast funk. Solid bitter bite with a sweet finish. Fruit is very present and this went very well with some guacamole believe it or not. Medium light mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

The pour was a clear medium tarnished gold with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that receded down to a thin film and small collar, creating some excellent sticky lacing.

The aroma was of a mild grain malt, grassy hops and a musty Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (orange peel), caramel and a mild peppery spiciness.

The taste was a bold bitter sweet with a hint of caramel up front, and then mellowed slightly into a hoppy citrus taste with a spicy yeast flavor on the back end. The flavor was short lived but very enjoyable, and had a mild spicy hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry and somewhat watery texture and a good strong carbonation.

Overall I found this to be a rather light brew for an Imperial IPA. Although the balance of hops and yeast seem to work very well together in this beer, making it quite easy to drink and enjoy…

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Surprisingly big head on my first pour. Lots of bubbles floating at different paces through the beer, some moving very slow for carbonation bubbles. Looks over-filtered for a Belgian with lots of transparency and a color that is eerily close to orange soda.

S- Smell is a brilliant showcasing of the incredible hop at first but once it warms seems to be more stunning alcohol than anything else.

T- This is where things got weird, I liked it. The flavors brought me back to my early childhood when I particularly liked the taste of this orange flavored children's cold medicine my mom used to give me when I had a cough. The flavor on this beer is sugary sweet with an overpowering orange flavor that is molded throughout this sticky concoction.

M- Syrupy and bubbly but not too bubbly the alcohol is covered somewhat by sugar and carbonation

O- I probably won't buy this again but it was worth a try and definitely worth the nostalgia.

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