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Against the Grain Brett The Hipman Hop

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A solid dose of light pilsner malt along with a variety of similarly undermodified German-style malts gave us a crisp, clean base to work with. Then we got it All Funked Up. Generous additions of Apollo and Vanguard hops created a substantial flavor of citrus peel and floral spice as well as plenty of IBUs for such a mild malt bill. Ale yeast was then used for primary fermentation before adding a blend of three strains of Brettanomyces. These superattenuating little bugs were allowed to thoroughly ferment out many complex sugars and leave behind their characteristic (and very apparent) wild and funky flavors. After about four and a half months, we added a fresh addition of whole leaf Amarillo hops that spent about a week imparting a citrusy, almost candylike flavor. Finally, we moved the beer to a bottle for a final fermentation that cleaned and carbonated this beer to be ready for the glass.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oliodnb (334) - ITALY - SEP 8, 2014
Unknown size bottle, probably around 65 cl. Expensive one @Ale&Hop in Barcelona. Pours light hazy golden with a beautiful creamy white head. Smells of lemon with some bretta aroma. Taste is lemony, with funky and damp notes, the hops adds some fruitiness making for an unusual blend of flavors. Light final medicine note. Almost no bitterness, probably too old for the hops to survive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1786) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Aug Ale Alpharetta. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, tropical notes, a bit sweet tart, brett, and biscuity malts. Taste is some brett, hoppy tart citrus, tropical, biscuit malts. Nice. Real nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Funky bretty base, rhubarb, faint sweetness, and some light grassy hoppy bitterness. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (2176) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
23.08.2014, 0,65l bottle shared with friends @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry boozy, citrus peel, oak, thinner, brett, bark, citrus, paint. Taste is slightly harsh citrusy, brett, citrus peel, oak, thinner, alcohol, citrus, bark, old cat piss. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry harsh mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3379) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours a hazy apricot with a nice eggshell head. Malty aroma has a strong fruity and yeasty overtone. Flavor has notes of sour orange and fresh malty texture is a little thin, but fairly fizzy. Get funked up!
Earlier Rating: 8/21/2014 Total Score: 3.4
Pours a hazy apricot with a nice eggshell head. Malty aroma has a strong fruity and yeasty overtone. Flavor has notes of sour orange and fresh malty texture is a little thin, but fairly fizzy. Get funked up!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2556) - NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Very hazy golden body with a small offwhite head. Strong brett aroma with citrus, pineapple, red peppers. Dry and tart taste, red berries, medium sweet still crisp. Very nice brett and tart grapefruit aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9956) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, barnyard funk, lemon zest and grassiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, lemon zest and light barnyard funk with a crisp dry bitter lingering funky citrus finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (12314) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle at jackl’s, courtesy of jackl, thank you sir! Cloudy golden yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of sour tangerine, grapefruit, peach. Taste is smooth tangy grapefruit and pineapple, not over the top.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle, bought @Kihoskh, Cph. Pours clear golden with a large, staying, frothy white head. Aroma has lovely funk, citrus, apple, apricot, grapefruit. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of funk, roses, horse blanket, apricot, green apple, slightly boozy with a mild sulphuric note. Quite bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5550) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
65cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2014, with Brettanomyces, from Geers Oostakker, very complex sour brew, sour/fruity/bitter and slightly woody/floral, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!


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