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Funkwerks Single Hop Polaris

Funkwerks Single Hop Polaris
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Formerly brewed at Funkwerks
Style: Belgian Ale
Fort Collins, Colorado USA


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3016) - Gray, 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 !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3745) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pour is a haze pale yellow with lots of tight fluffy white head. Nose is very dusty and earthy, strong peppery spice and very soapy with light grass in back with a faint citrus. Taste is strong dust and earth. Notes of grainy biscuit, much lighter on the peppery side and a very soapy and grassy finish. Body is light with moderate carb and fairly dry finish with a subtle bitterness through the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pale straw pour. Lemon and peppermint present, and citrusy hops mellow out the barnyard yeast qualities on the taste. Light and crisp, with a dry finish that makes it a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2822) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Clear yellow pour from a bottle at the brewery. Lots of white lacing. Slight citrus nose. Clean, crisp and bright taste - funky but a clear burst off hops that fades into some subtle bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arpagamos (6) - Ault, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2013 does not count
Bottle from funkwerks brewery, bartender recommended it. Pours a golden fizzy yellow with a soft thick white head. I mostly get citrus and a light Belgian yeast in the nose. In the front of my tongue I get nice sweet citrus and as it moves back it becomes more spicy and bitter. Not sure how I feel about the hops, but overall a nice light summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5728) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10484) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

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