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Against the Grain Dirty Hoppin’ Scondrale

Against the Grain Dirty Hoppin’ Scondrale
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our first Wet Hopped offering, this IPA is a balanced beer for those Fall hopheads. Wet Hopped means that it was brewed with fresh, unprocessed hops that can only be harvested in a narrow window of time each year and must be used very soon after harvest. A healthy IPA grain bill forms the base for significant but not overwhelming additions of American Apollo and Bravo hops. Look for piney and citrusy notes from those additions. We then tossed in a good amount of fresh, wet Centennial hops. They came right off the vines and into the boil. This adds a unique set of flavors and aromas not found in the regular hopped version. After fermentation, we then aged this beer on another dose of Centennial and Citra wet hops. This adds a cloudiness to the beer as well as a very prominent, fresh flavor and aroma that is sure to please any fan of American hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2013
On tap at the brewpub
This change of pace for Against the Grain is a welcome addition to their bag of tricks. An enjoyable IPA fits in nicely between the light sessionable taps, the smoked handles, and the big imperial specials. Hopefully something like this stays in rotation all the time.

Aroma / Appearance - The orange coppery base is decorated by a starchy white head. Citrus glaze, grapefruit, and sweet hops are bright as if walking through a fruit orchard or greenhouse. Without being over the top it makes its presence known.

Flavor / Palate - Creamsicle, resin, and a solid bouquet of fresh hops are almost like drinking an alcoholic version of orange Fanta minus the carbonated soda water. The fluid mouthfeel binds everything together for a pleasing experience that is worth at least a sampler if not a full pint

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3695) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a Czech-pils glass showing a clear & bright golden hue, with creamy, off white head foam, and waves & spots of lacing. The nose was modest, with some mintiness, florals, and citrus. The taste was bolder, with some noticeable alcohol, and presented an assertive hop bitterness that was dry, earthy, citrusy, astringent and very lingering, but tempered just enough by some smooth malt to make it acceptably palateable. Almost overly hopped for the malt content imo, but finished to the last drop, as any dutiful hop head would have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3377) - Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2013
On tap at Against the Grain. Clear light amber pour with a white head. Dank hop aromas. Smooth and easy drinking with floral and almost pilsner like hop notes. Some resin in the finish. Decent body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6551) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2013
64 ounce growler filled at Whole Foods. Clean and crisp IPA with strong bitter and citrus notes. Balanced malt build. Slight caramel. A solid IPA offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Tap sample. Poured copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate complex green citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture with soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium duration. Very interesting brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Draft @ brewery. Funky cheese hops aroma. Copper with a moderate off-white head. Slightly sweet malt and earthy cheesy hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10660) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Draft. Light earthy bleu cheese, orange malt, and orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Strong grass/orange peel up front with orange malt finish. Pretty good but got funkier as it warmed.

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