Tröegs - First Cut (Spring Hop Cycle seasonal)

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  1. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (6,987) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

  2. Tmwright7

    Tmwright7 Initiate (127) Feb 3, 2015 Pennsylvania

    I had my first pint a couple nights ago. Solid beer. Good mango flavor, not overly hoppy, and very drinkable. Another quality beer delivered by Troegs.
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  3. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (4,006) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Looking to try this one.

    Also pleased that they didn't dump Cultivator to do this one. They added Cultivator into their once a year line up.
  4. bret717

    bret717 Champion (819) Dec 8, 2013 Pennsylvania

    That's good to hear. While I do like First Cut, I had assumed that it meant Cultivator was going away.
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  5. SmashAdams

    SmashAdams Defender (610) Feb 3, 2015 New Jersey

    I would hate to see Cultivator disappear. Especially to be replaced by a fruited IPA. Though I would happily drink both.
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  6. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (6,987) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    If you look here: , First Cut is listed as one of the four "Hop Cycle Seasonal" beers, but Cultivator is listed under the "Once A Year" list
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  7. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (339) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts

    Mango addition seems odd. Add another citrus hop if you are going for fruity
  8. cser

    cser Initiate (51) Feb 12, 2015 Pennsylvania

    I enjoyed the beer, but wanted more hops. 6.2% might catch some off guard based on how easy this is to drink.
  9. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Devotee (496) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Had another one today. By far there best beer yet. Going on the tour Friday, so hoping they have it on draft for the welcome beer.
  10. cello

    cello Initiate (87) Oct 17, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I do believe Troegs stated it will only be available at the brewery. For those seeking Cultivator, they will have to make the trip.
  11. Boomer4ES

    Boomer4ES Disciple (309) Jan 31, 2012 North Carolina

    That's interesting. I see Cultivator on the website, but it is not on the calendar I was given by a brewery rep. Hard to believe they would have printed and shipped all of these calendars, and then made further changes, but I guess they did. Bad news. Cultivator is a dim spot in a great portfolio.
  12. oneraindog

    oneraindog Initiate (28) Oct 6, 2003 Pennsylvania

    The website shows once a year beers that are only available at the brewery. The release calendar you received are beers that are being distributed.
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  13. ESHBG

    ESHBG Disciple (337) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Awful news, I loved Cultivator! Sad to see that it is being replaced by yet another fruity IPA in the market. :slight_frown:

    For those of us that like variety and for those where IPAs aren't your #1 style, it's getting a little depressing as of late. Cultivator sold well in my area and seemed to have a lot of fans, a shame.
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  14. Hopznbuds

    Hopznbuds Initiate (80) Feb 26, 2017 New Jersey

    just finished a 6 pack of it a few nights ago. easy drinking, i thought the mango and the hops played nicely together, neither over-shadowed the other. wasnt a juice bomb, but the fruit was definitely there. and for the price, its a great beer to get ya through the week!
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    TEKNISHE Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2011 Pennsylvania

    i bought a growler of this and drain poured all but half a pint. Shit wasn't for me. My houseplants loved it though.
  16. hoagzzz

    hoagzzz Aspirant (201) Feb 28, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Had one tonight, super avg imho. Mango gives me a bit of a bad gaggy type after taste.
  17. ESHBG

    ESHBG Disciple (337) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I tried a bottle, it was alright. Would probably drink again if given to me but wouldn't seek it out.
  18. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (4,276) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    I found the sourness to be a little off-putting. I generally enjoy Troegs' offerings but won't seek this one out again.
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