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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a clear amber color with a nice foamy white head. Aroma is floral. Taste is a floral hops, nice mouth feel. Great bitter after taste. Good beer! Thanks Uncle Steve!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3097) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Bomber from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear copper with a fluffy light tan head. Aroma: Quite sweet and malty with some peppery rye-like notes, dark rye bread crust, zingy pine/resin/eucalyptus, a bit dank (power of suggestion??). Palate: Medium body, relaxed carbonation. Flav.: Like the nose, there is a strong, peppery, rye bread crust presence with a dank/resinous hop flavour, a bit of caramel and toffee, possibly a slight metallic note; dry with moderate+ bitterness and a bread crust/resin finish.

Interesting, especially after reading the label...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6829) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2014
Tap at Imazato. Orange-amber, shiny, lacy. Nose of pine resin, grass, mint, caramel. Big and rich, very grassy, piny, minty, with full, heavy caramel. Not my thing, though not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours a half finger of head on an amber body. The aroma is caramel and grapefruit, but pretty faint overall. The taste is full of caramel with some danky lemon and pine. The texture is crisp with soft edges. An enjoyable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gramity (1506) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours clear amber gold with white head. Nose and taste of caramel malt, pineapple husk, wet grass and dry resin. Finishes very dry abrasive resin. Lighter body

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cblado (250) - Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2014
22 oz bomber. Pours a goldenrod color, thick pearly head, nice lacing. Aroma is bitter hops, some caramel malt. Flavor is bitter hops some malty aftertaste. Overall not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (641) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to Fonefan. Aroma is herbs with some malts and some floral hints. Taste is caramel malts with pines. Aftertaste is very well balanced between malts and hops. Nice and unique it would have been even better if fresh.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle at Borefts. Clear amber. Hoppy some American malt. A little less than fresh. Too much caramel malt not enough hop

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
22oz bottle - Aroma - floral hops, caramel malts, some tropical fruit notes Appearance - copper body, 2-finger light tan head, above average retention, light lacing Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation Flavor - light fruity notes, heavy bitterness but ragged. Overall - Kinda like trying a super-super hot hot sauce. Yeah it’s hot but lacks flavor. This is bitter, but it lacks character. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6459) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 12, 2014
[9/27/14] Bottle sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2014 in Bodegraven. Thanks potjebier. Clear amber. Aroma of piney hops, kinda stale, and some malt. Flavor has some sweetish malt and bitter hops, piney, a bit stale. Medium-bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (10351) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle shared at BBF ’14, 27/09/14, thanks to the supplier. Clear amber with moderate off white spotting. Nose is pine, earthy tones, apricot, bitter orange. Taste comprises earthy hops, caramel malt, pine, orange pith, grapefruit, tea bags. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so IPA, lacks citricana and hops for this Bois.


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