Blizzard Of Hops
Tröegs Brewing Company

Blizzard Of HopsBlizzard Of Hops
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,883
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
87
Ranked #14,530
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 9.28%
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
1,028
From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
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Gots
  351
SCORE
87
Very Good
Blizzard Of HopsBlizzard Of Hops
Notes: The hop cycle comes to a close with Blizzard of Hops. As winter creeps in, we salute hop growers around the world. Enjoy the fruits of their labor and savor sticky notes of citrus & pine with this revitalizing winter IPA. #4 of 4 in our Hop Cycle seasonal series.
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Reviews: 159 | Ratings: 1,028
Photo of good_to_sea
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Hazy gold/straw color with a thin, whitish head.
Smell: Gorgeous, complex hop aroma. Floral, herbal, minty. A bit of vanilla. Juicy strawberry.
Taste: Lemon, grass, mint, herbs, chamomile. Lots of orange and grapefruit. Herbal spiciness with some toasty malt sweetness. Some herbal, slightly soapy bitterness on the finish.
Feel: Medium-bodied. Crisp and spicy.
Overall: The look, smell, taste, and feel all combine for a complex, juicy, herbal mixture. This is a great beer!

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Photo of Samlover55
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into IPA glass
BB 3/28/19
Pours hazy straw color with huge fluffy head
Sweet honey aroma, citrus, a bit of cucumber mint as well
Taste is sweet yet sturdy malt, pineapple, cucumber, zesty finish along with pine
Feel is light-to-medium bodied, creamy
Overall this is a well brewed beer, very balanced and drinkable with great flavors

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Photo of izraelc
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy light yellow pour. Smells great. Pineapple and floral aroma. A milder taste. Sweet and not overly hoppy. Falls a little flat but not bad. I definitely wouldn't say a blizzard, maybe a light snow shower.

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Photo of JA_26
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great brew - not sure what classifies it as a "winter IPA" other than the time of year it comes out, but it's a great one. Piney, resinous smell, joined with some solid dank in taste, and a very crisp and dry finish.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, translucent golden yellow with a white cap of head. Good retention. Streaky lacing.
Smells of lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, and pine.
Tastes of lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, white bread, and pine. Lightly dry and well rounded with a lightly bitter finish.
Medium-bodied, well carbonated, lightly creamy and soft, and just slightly sticky-resinous on the finish.
A very pleasant wheat IPA from Troegs. Good beer.

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Photo of jkblr
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can bb 2/22/19 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 6.4% ABV 80 IBU. The beer pours hefe-hazy orange tinted yellow in color with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is tangerine, candied orange and pine. The taste is piney first then switches to a lemon lime with firm bitterness. There is a bit of cough drop / pine sol artificial taste in the mix of hops. The mouthfeel is thin bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, good. It's an different take on an IPA (especially for a winter seasonal) with the thin malt body and Centennial, Chinook, Galaxy & El Dorado combo.

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Photo of MrOH
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy straw, solid white head, but not too great in the way of retention. Nice lace.
Citrus, tropical, and pomme fruit aromas, along with some pine.
Lightly bready malt, pomme fruit, a bit of citrus
Nice mouthfeel and carbonation.
Not a go too, but pretty decent

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Photo of daliandragon
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a medium golden color and provides a balanced malt and hop melange in the nose that carries through to the taste. Solid bitterness through to the aftertaste that is never overpowering but just smolders gently. A little bit of pepper joins the grapefruit and pine. Solid effort again from this brewer.

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Photo of Ollie63
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Light yellow pineapple juice looking body with some haze to it. Thin bodied, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Really easy to drink but it has a nice piney hop bite. A very solid winter IPA that I would definitely drink again.

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Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has Citrus and piney hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nice citrus and piney flavor
M-A light bodied very well carbonated beer
O-A very well done winter ipa

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Cloudy golden color. Nice white head that faded slowly and left nice lacing.

S---Citrus (lemon/lime) as advertised. Maybe a touch of pine.

T---Lemon/lime again. Some light grapefruit & spice. Mild pine.

F---Juicy & wet. Feels more like a summer beer than a winter one (to the extent that that is actually a thing). Well carbonated.

O---A quality IPA. I don't know what a winter IPA is, so my rating may be off because of that. I'd get this one again, though.

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Photo of SteelerBeerNut
4.51/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smooth and favorable. Subtle notes of pine and citrus and they go down real easy! Deep gold color lights up a snifter with an almost a champagne-like appearance. I believe this one may be way underrated.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I got this off the single shelf at Kroger in Dayton near Metro sports. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had dank hop with pine presence. The taste was slightly bitter with some pine and grapefruit. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

the idea of a winter ipa is intriguing to me, i always thought it would mean more malty, maybe some rye in there, or more crystal richer malts, but in the few i have had this winter season, that doesnt really seem to be the case, although i would argue that winter ipa as a style is still very much open to interpretation, and this really settles nothing to that end. pretty golden in color and just off clear, there really doesnt seem to be anything too distinct about the malt base of this, despite my expectations. its wheat colored, and it has that smell as well, but its simple and light, crackery, and way behind the hops. the hops are great, both fruity and piney in aroma and flavor, northwestern in bitterness and overall intensity, oily too, but then i get a tropical complexion with notes of white grape and pineapple too, honey, orange zest, and even candy. its really dramatic, and its really good, a little more pungent in smell than taste, but delicious and fresh. it feels a little wheaty, slightly richer but not sweet at all, fluffy and extending, some pils malt european character too. a very drinkable ipa, troegs has always had a really nice handle on the hoppy stuff, and this is a tasty new one. id crush a sixer of these, even though nothing about it seems particularly wintery to me...

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can, it pours a hazy amber with a robust head that lasts. Pine and citrus in the nose. The mouth gets a lovely feeling wash of a slightly citrusy and malty beverage. Great!

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Photo of MrProBowler
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a big winter hit for me and I have always enjoyed Troegs.
Bought a six pack in cans.
Love the smell, taste and feel.
Definitely glad I decided to try it!!

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Photo of kevintaraross
2.82/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

ON DRAFT AT THE FULL SERVICE MARRIOT- GEORGETOWN.
On a cold winter evening in DC.

Note: Usually love most Troegs’ offering BUT this “winter IPA” is a total swing-and-a-miss beer!!

Had it in a bottle (6pack) about 6 weeks ago and it was equally unforgettable. Why so much citrus for a “winter warmer”!!??

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Photo of dsa7783
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ruddy amber hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of citrus and caramel. Similar overall flavor profile. Recommended.

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Photo of daudelin2000
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light, golden color with a nice white head. Very hazy. Aroma is light with some citrus, a touch of pine, and something I can't identify. Vanilla? Nutmeg maybe. Sounds crazy, but that's what I smell.

Taste is light citrus with a little pine. Not overwhelming flavor. Mouthfeel is medium with an adequate amount of bitterness. I would say it leans towards soft.

Overall, I'm enjoying this more than I expected. No one thing about this beer is great, but as a whole, it is solid. Not sure it would hold up to the vast array of IPA's available in the market though.

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Photo of Murf1138
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Drinkable winter IPA. Nothing too heavy or complex which I like about it. Pine and slight grapefruit flavor. A beer to have if you are having a couple

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very nicely done winter/white IPA...cool hazy appearance, sweet to taste and scent, goes down easy and delicious ...this brewer does a great job and this is a fine example..thumbs up

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the magic tree.

Body is a uniformly hazy straw yellow color. Thin white head.

Nose has more pine than anything else. Also bunch of pale malt and a hint of citrus.

Flavor is a blast of cold pine upfront with a hint of mild juicy white grapefruit There is a lot of pine flavor to finish...oh and a moderate pine resin lingering on.

Mouthfeel has a bit of agressive carbonation and a lightweight juicy body.

A 3.86? Come on this beer is way better than that. A great winter that rivals other white IPAs and celebration. Other than a stout nothing says winter like a blast of cold pine.

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Photo of MrRB
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A quite good if not completely engaging seasonal IPA. Vibrant yellow with plenty of head. Notes of citrus and pear on the nose. Fresh and balanced on the palate. Quite dry and very drinkable. [12 oz. bottle into Tröegs ale glass]

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Photo of teromous
2.81/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't see a bottle date listed on this beer.

Appearance: The body is a hazy, light gold color with a thick, rocky, white head. It has very good retention and lacing. The body is hazy enough to be opaque.

Aroma: There is a light floral soap aroma.

Taste: There is a very light bit of herbal bay leaf and tea leaf flavor with just a bit of bread crust. The aftertaste has some orange pith. It doesn't have much flavor for an IPA but it has enough to "get by."

Mouthfeel: It has good bitterness and a nice clean character with a good finish.

Overall: The beer isn't very memorable and feels very average. While it has decent bitterness it is lacking in aroma and the flavor leaves much to be desired. It's simply a forgettable beer that I wouldn't drink again.

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Photo of MoMaMe
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was pleasantly surprised by this IPA.
Look: golden yellow/light honey color with light head
Smell: light and citrusy
Taste: lemon and orange rind which lingers a long time on the palate. Hints of pine, very juicy. Not very malty, which I like in an IPA. Medium bodied.
Feel: not very smooth, but has a refreshing, juicy feel. Kind of reminds me of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA with more bitter citrus flavor.

I'm surprised this beer didn't get a higher rating. It's a very pleasant and nice winter IPA. Would definitely try this one again.

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