Hop Attack! Fresh Hop IPA – Steamworks Brewing (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

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Hop Attack! Fresh Hop IPA – Steamworks Brewing Co. & Sartori Hop Farm Collaboration, 6% ABV, 650ml., (Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local beer*)

Ingredients: water, Gambrinus Pale Malt & Honey Malt, Sartori Nugget & Centennial Hops, yeast.

  • Style: Wet Hop IPA
  • Taste: Cream fizzy barley malt mild orange/grapefruit
  • Where I got it : Bottle Jockey, N. Bby
  • How much: $7 (after 7.5% off) – 650ml., November 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: drinkable and forgettable

Visual: Generic collab bottle wrapped in paper label. Pours pale marmalade orange without much head, barely any retention, sporadic fast bubbles.

Nose: orange citrus, barley malt, trace funk (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: slick oily-light tingly CO2

Mid-palate: half-cream-fizzy, (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) soft orange-grapefruit citrus, liquid barley malt

Finish: gentle bitter hops, bittersweet malt, short finish.

Summary: Pretty smooth, all around decent flavour, albeit somewhat basic. Wished for a bit more in the backend.