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Funkwerks Single Hop Polaris
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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This single hop Belgian ale was brewed to showcase a new hop called Polaris; a new high alpha (21 percent!) German variety. Because this hop provides so much bitterness we only used it at the end of the boil and during dry-hopping to give the most flavor and aroma possible. The aroma is woody and spicy with a hint of evergreen. These aromas carry into the flavor which is balanced by bready malt. The finish is dry with a pleasant lingering bitterness.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Aaron. Shared @ Bobby’s house. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Floral hops, green melon, and a bit of apple. Some spicy nutmeg notes, bread, and a subtle tartness. Interesting. Flavor is a touch sweet up front. Mild hop bitterness, lots of floral notes, and green melon. Apple, bread, and a touch of spice. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Tap @ Funkwerks. Pours a hazy light yellow appearance with a white head. Spicy, peppery yeasty, rich lemon, light skunk, a bit juicy, tropical aroma. Spicy, a little bready yeasty, big lemon, lightly tart, herbal hoppy, grassy, peppery, slightly floral/soapy flavor. Pretty easy to drink but similar to some of the other products at Funkwerks, so a little boring.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (8427) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
750mL thanks to brokensail. Pours a full haze bright white/straw. Thicker foam. Nose is heavy esters, big acetaldehyde/apple, celery. Taste is celery, sugar, paper, minerals. The Funkwerks house yeast and water profile has created a pervasive problem with their beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle at the brewery, hazy yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of nice grass, white peach, pear notes into a slight biscuit, bread, herbal notes come through with a hint of yeast. Taste is a mix of white fruits, nice peach, hints of grass and spice into a biscuit middle with some yeast, finishing fairly bitter, dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Tap at Funkwerks - brewed to showcase the polaris hop - cloudy gold pour with a fluffy head - loads of peppermint and pine in the nose from the hop, along with some lavender and honey - flavor is a bit sweet for the abv, but the hops kick in with some pepper and mint to balance this - some wheat and honey late - a touch of apricot and lingering bitterness in the finish - nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3710) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Big thanks to lenincat, this hop tastes like soap an cheap candy, it’s cool but I probably wouldn’t brew with it

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2652) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is hazy lemon peel with a huge white head and great lacing. Grass, lemony, citrusy, soapy aroma - light biscuit, straw, somewhat tangy, pineapple, and manog. Taste is grassy, soapy, light pepper, pineapples, lemon rind, tangy, and tropical fruits with a lightly bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Nice sessionable saison.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Odd beer here with a dominant nose of lemon dish soap. Really soapy and herbal and a bit hyper carbonated. Really fizzy and lacking body a bit. Interesting but strange.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2184) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Pours a hazy pale golden yellow color with a big three finger sticky foam head that laces nicely. On the nose it is zesty lemon, pear, pepper, grassy hops, some yeasty spice and a touch of fresh mint and doughy malt. The palate follows the nose in complexity with a great refreshing mouthfeel. Nice balance between hops, belgian spice and bready backbone. Really enjoyable and drinkable. Thanks Adnielsen !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2165) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2013
On tap at Funkwerks. Golden and pretty clear with a bright white head and lacing. The aroma is pine, herbs, light citrus, mint and spices. Similar flavor with toasted malts. Light fluffy body with a crisp dry feel and a lingering bitter finish. Pretty interesting and refreshing.


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