Franklins Malty Mark and the Hoppy Bunch
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
The second installment in the Hippity Hoppity Double IPA series. As the name would suggest, a malty profile was sought for this beer, so almost 50% of the grain bill was Munich,Vienna and Cara-Vienna malts. This helped bring out a richer malt character to go up against a bunch of hops (pun intended). Kettle additions were Warrior, Centennial and the unlikely Saaz. Saaz is a noble hop of Czech heritage with a profile that typically resembles earthy,herbal and spicy flavors/aromas. It’s not really known for its use in IPA, but I’ve had some really nice Imperial Pilsner done with Saaz and wanted to try it out myself. The beer was later dry hopped with a blend of Saaz, Centennial and Amarillo, the latter two giving off more of that familiar Pacific Northwest character of fruity citrus. The result is a double IPA with a rich orange color and white head. The nose is a unique blend of herbal spice and mellow citrus. The flavor hits you with a big bitterness and warming malt sensation, leading into a long lingering bitter finish. Overall, this Double IPA is unlike anything I’ve ever brewed before, it truly has its own unique hop character and I encourage you to try it for yourself and give me your feedback.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14326) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask at GBBF ’15, day 3, 13/08/15. Orange amber with a moderately appointed off white covering. Nose is sticky pine resin, bitter hops, dank strokes, orange pith, grapefruit. Taste comprises sticky grapefruit, pine needle, citric tinged straw, juicy citric drool, dank licks. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close. Decent cask DIPA, nice dank streak throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2015
At Great British Beer Festival 2015. Day 3. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. fruity hop aroma, grapes, hay, floral, some biscuits. Fruity caramel flavor, toffee, hay notes. Not totally clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2585) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015, Olympia, London. A hazy orange/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, malty, sweet aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, malty, sweet with a bitter end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Pale orange, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is sweet caramelised orange, floral. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is orange, resinous citrus hops, sweet with a hoppy but not overly bitter finish. Nice enough, could be more dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
13th August 2015
GBBF Day 3. Cask. Lightly hazy amber beer, no head. Palate is light and smooth. modest fine carbonation. Floral sweetness and malty sweetness. Hop spice. Generic tropical fruits. A light spicy finish. Nicely joined up if not the punchiest of DIPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (6542) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Thanks. Cleat golden light orange coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is light caramel, orange rind, pine. Quite sweet on the nose. Flavour is composed of chewy caramel malts, pine and orange tangerine. Palate is sweet, chewy profile, . caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
From cask. Pours cloudy orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is fruity. Light toasted. Bitter, pine and slight grapefruity. Dry and solid hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5991) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Some pine and some citrus. Some sweetened malt. Bitter finish with hint of sweetness from hops. Golden pour. Tap at brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2010
on tap-pours an offwhite head with amber color. Aroma is light/medium malt-biscuity/grainy/some caramel, 2nd spice hops. Taste follows with an herbal/spice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1494) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Draft on 09/24/10. Came to the table a hazy iced tea color with a skim of a tan head. Lots of grapefruits, orange rinds, resiny pine needles, some caramel, and hints of rye in the pleasantly pungent aroma. Goes down medium to full-bodied and sticky. Lots of caramel and toasted rye bread upfront in the taste. A bit of a drying biscuity quality in the middle. Finishes with lots of grapefruits, citrus rinds, and some lemon. Kinda spicy all the way through. Some warming alcohol is present. Very nice!

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