Hop Project #62
Yazoo Brewing Company

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IPA - American
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3.79 | pDev: 22.16%
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: For this one we used all American west-coast style varieties - Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Chinook, Northern Brewer, and Nugget. The result - a burst of grapefruit, long chewy bitterness, and a woody, slightly minty finish.
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Mora2000 from Texas

3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is fairly faint, but there is a little bit of grapefruit and some iced tea notes. The flavor is more aggressive. I get some grapefruit and tea, as well as some biscuit malt and a medium amount of bitterness. Medium motuhfeel and medium carbonation.

Jul 07, 2012
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from MilwaukeeCrusher, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright amber color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a very nice blend of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong grassy hops bitterness up front. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates some balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a really nice hoppy IPA worth drinking for a whole evening.

Feb 22, 2012
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Tilley4 from Tennessee

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hit and miss with these things...

Much darker appearance than many other past Hop Projects... Almost a reddish look to this...

Citrusy aromas coming off of this one... Grapefruit and some orange as well... Smells rather West Coast if that's what they were shooting for.

Very astringent and dry... Citrusy hops dominate with a toffee malt background... Rather bitter towards the end finishing rather dry and sort of rough... The definition mentions a "minty finish..." and I would guess that's about right...

Sort of middle of the road to me... There have been much better Hop Projects in the past...

Feb 18, 2012
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GallowsThief from Florida

3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A – Poured out a golden color with about a finger of white head with a bit of froth.

S – Grapefruit and heavy hops. Piney.

T - Huge bitter hops flavor. Piney like the smell. Slight grapefruit and a light malt taste.

M – Medium bodied. Pretty decent carbonation. Dry finish.

O – Hop bomb here. Not a great balanced beer but of you like hops this will be up your alley. Solid offering.

Jan 22, 2012
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Misfit138 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

A- Nice dark orange in color with a frothy white head that left lacing

S- Caramel malts followed with pine and citrus hops

T- Caramel malt is present but gives way to the hops which are very pine with grapefruit finish

M- Medium in body with fair carbonation

O- Overall very solid IPA, nice kick

Jan 19, 2012
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match1112 from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: clear golden copper body. half inch of creamy tan head has average retention and lacing.

s: citrus and pine hops, some caramel and malts.

t: pretty average for an ipa, citrus hops are overtaken by oily pine hops. decent caramel malt backbone to hold together.

m: medium body, decent carbonation, oily feel on my cheeks, long dry overbearing bitterness.

o: drinkable, but lacks a little balance. the bitter finish tastes too much like burnt toast.

Jan 13, 2012
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InebriatedJoker from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle sent as an extra from Tilley4 , Thanks Jason. bottle date Dec 05 /11

Poured from bottle into Duvel Tulip.

A: Deep carmel looking color with hints of orange,three finger head that decends into a thick frothy lacing, good carbonation.

S; Pine , hops, caramel, malt

T: Oily pine with bitter hops, lots of malt and toffee.

O: Overall I'm not that impressed with this Hop Project, flavors were all over the place and not very balanced, still it wasn't a drain pour, glad I had a chance to try it , always look forward to these projects to see which direction they are taking them.

Dec 24, 2011
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BeerDawgs from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a 4 pack of the new batch #62 on December 10th. Bottled on 12/5. It doesn't get more fresh than that!

A - A reddish copper, with nice 1 finger of head and sticky lace that sticks on the glass all the way down

S - Wow, hops on steroids. One of the stronger hoppy aroma's for a non imperial IPA I have smelled. Lots of grapefruit..

T - West coast hop heads dream. Lots of grapefruit that gets stronger with the aftertaste! Citrus up front, and then the bitter hops kick in and knock you on your butt

M - Fairly light bodied

O - A good IPA for the hop heads out there, me being one of them. A little too bitter for making it a regular purchase

Dec 16, 2011
Hop Project #62 from Yazoo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 14 ratings