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Hop Stash by Ithaca Beer Company
American IPA
6.00 % ABV


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Review by bakes on 06/21/11  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 17 5 9 2011
Pours an absolutely brilliant gold with a white head that just does not quit. Aroma... I don't know whether to drink it or smoke it. Dank, wet hops abounding - sharply bitter, but with grapefruit rind, some tropical fruit, and pine in the background. Faint honey-caramel malt but it's as incidental as a tropical bird on top of the Metrodome.

Almost makes Flower Power taste sweet. Sharply bitter on the tongue, with grapefruit rind with a background of faint pine/mango and hop leaf. Bracingly bitter across the palate, with some tropical fruit infused honey maltiness and a spicy leafiness whose vapors waft up into the sinuses in a big way. Somehow manages to remain pretty balanced despite the hop attack. Finishes with a lingering, dry honey and serious hop leaf bitterness that is addictive if you're a hophead and blasphemous if you're a malt maven. A pint makes my taste buds almost useless. Mouthfeel is rounded enough to make the beer very enjoyable but liht enough to make you want to pound a couple. Just don't plan on any critical tasting afterwards.

No idea what hops the Chief threw in here, but there's a metric ton of them and they play well together. Really dig this one. Had a smple of this followed by a Flower Power at the brewery - this is more coarse and bitter and doesn't quite have that amazing balance, but then there's less malt (probably closer to 7% than 6%) for purposes of comparison.

Served In: Pint Glass

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