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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kettle Series. This beer gets its name from the Hopunion Hop Hash nuggets - pure hop lupulin extracted and scraped from the Hopunion pelletizing line, then boiled for 90 minutes in the kettle. According to the brewer, this has never been done before! Premium 2-row, Great Western Munich, Crisp 60L and rolled oats comprise the grain bill designed to carry this load. Fermented warm using American Ale yeast to bring out the fruitiness, the resulting beer is designed to be a surprise on all fronts. Even the brewer has no idea how hoppy it’ll be.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (10199) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
Sampled from bottle shared by potjebier @ Borefts 2014 day 2. Clear orange golden color, medium to full sized rough but decently lasting off-white head. Aroma is malts, hops, lightly fruity. Taste malts, hops, lightly fruity, grapefruit lightly, mainly bitter hops. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (1999) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2015 Bottle shared @ Borefts 2014. Clear amber color. Off white/light beige head, uneven, sticky. Aroma’s: red fruit, brown sugar, light resinous hops. Retronasal there’s red fruit, hops, some dark malts. Flavor is moderate bitter, fruity, caramel. Medium bodied. Long lasting bitter finish. Not great imho, but perhaps the bottle was a bit too old. 6/3/7/3/14 Re-rate from tap (BT): Hazy copper color. Rocky off white head. Aroma’s of piney hops, some dark malts, some sweet fruit. More sweetness retronasal, some piney hops, seems slightly old. Flavor is rather bitter, but somehow subtle. Medium bodied. Strong bitter finish. 7/3/7/3/14

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
Thank you Martinus! Bottle sampled @ Borefts 2014. Creamy orange, thick pine resin hops & solid biscuit-like malt base, plenty of malts, toffee. Okay but too much malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4567) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle at BBF Pours clear amber, no head . Smell is grainy , sweet, bitter . Taste is bitter , sweet . Buttery malty aspect . Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (10507) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2014
sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2014: orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, Ingwer, fruchtit. Geschmack sehr fruchtig malzig, hopfig, trocken.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (17341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at home... Copper... Big white head... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose... Soft sweet caramel dry toffee fruit... Not me

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from de Molen, large sample, served in a trappist glass. Clear golden to orange color, short frothy head. Aroma is hoppy, grapefruit, bit pine, citrus, quite malty as well from biscuit and cookie, some caramel. Soft to medium bitter in taste, bit malty. Easy going american IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3063) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craft Cafe Imazato shared by my buddy Mick. A lovely copper pour with a slight white head of foam. It has a solid hop bouquet with a well balanced flavor profile. It didn’t really stand out but was enjoyable enough.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2102) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from Joe’s. Clear copper with head and lace. Spicy hop aroma with hints of caramel and bread. Lots of toasted caramel and nuts some fruit in medium sweetness with assertive piney spicy lingering hop bitterness accentuated by aggressive carbo. medium body. Heavy on the toasty malts. Surprised the wife enjoyed it. This is for people who like "well-balanced" IPAs. I am not necessarily one of them, (I like ’em high and dry) but it’s good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18180) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
27th August 2014
Deep amber beer, big pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and crisp, semi dry. Mild minerals. Malts provide mild sweetness to balance the bitter hops. Mild caramel and very mild cream. Noble tasting hops, big floral bitterness with a touch of grassy harshness. Trace of citrus. Crispy dry finish, mild citric linger. Mmmmm - comes over like an Imperial English Bitter. Tasty but a bitter bastard.


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