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Tröegs Blizzard Of Hops Winter IPA | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Blizzard Of Hops Winter IPATröegs Blizzard Of Hops Winter IPA
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3.86/5
Very Good
948 Ratings
Tröegs Blizzard Of Hops Winter IPATröegs Blizzard Of Hops Winter IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by orangesol on 07-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,687
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
948
pDev:
9.33%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
328
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 948 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of MouldyCrow
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lovetx
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good winter ipa. Not overbearing with pine and light citrus aroma and flavor

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Photo of dsa7783
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
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 +1.3%
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 fehrminator
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Murf1138
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
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 cp45
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DougT
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
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 xungmound98
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
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 Derek96
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrRB
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
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 OntheLambic
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dudd
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fezziwig_59
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wardt16
4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavetotheB
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
2.81/5  rDev -27.2%
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 TheWolf
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Overall pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertJBeer
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MoMaMe
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
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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Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 948 ratings
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