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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Trout Hop is brewed with Idaho 2-Row Brewers’ Malt and German specialty malts and has a deep, rich color and roasted finish without the thick and malty body that often accompanies dark beers. It is kettle hopped and dry hopped with Pacific Northwest hops, resulting in bold and intense bitterness and piney, zesty aroma. The full body and dry finish create a refreshing autumn ale, perfect for any crisp afternoon or cool evening. The spicy hopsof this ale complement rich, flavorful foods. Chocolate mole enchiladas, Indian and Thai curries, and barbeque ribs will accompany nicely.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Pours deep black with a medium head. Aroma of grapefruit rind, pine and burnt malt. The flavor is more complex with chocolate, and roasted malts. It finishes with bittering hops and burnt malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3893) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Attractive reddish orange color with a circle of tan head. Sweet malty notes mixed with a nice balance of hops. Flavor is syrupy sweet and bitter roasted hops. Roasted caramel malts also come into play. Finishes a small amount of bitterness. Fairly well put together.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, pine, and citrus. Flavor of chocolate, coconut, caramel, roasted malt, and pine with a dry, moderately bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luckyhank (32) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Really good, but not quite great, IPA. Love the dark color, but other than that there is nothing that exciting or unique about it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8235) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle. Toffee malt, orange, and peel aroma. Dark brown-black with minimal head. Lightly sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Okay but fairly subdued.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Sampled on tap @ 1702, Tucson; November 2010
The beer arrives from the tap with a thin, pale head that is surprisingly light for a beer that is so black; it does show a clear brown hue in the light though. The nose has a resinous pine aroma that is backed by piquant citrus zest. The aroma is even somewhat dank from the hops and sometimes seems to have a cheese-like quality to it. The citrus reminds me more of Meyer lemons and lemon zest than the typical IPA aromatics, but this seems typical of these beers that have roast grain in them.

As the beer first hits my mouth it tastes quite bitter and resinous. The citrus character comes out quite a bit more as the beer warms up. A soft sweetness accentuates the fruity hops, but this is still secondary to the herbaceous resinous hops flavors and bitterness. An accentuating roast note in the finish is not overly noticeable but boosts the perceived bitterness. There is a touch of body to this brew, but it certainly hits the quaffability that a good IPA should. This ends up as quite a nice beer; the roast is subdued, which works with the hops character, though this last could even be a bit more prominent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2010
750ml from Kenwood Liquors. Pours dark brown with very small tan head. Aromas of pine, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor of pine, medium hop bitterness, sweet malts, chocolate, and some roast. Kind of messy. Thick syrupy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (824) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Pours dark brown/black. Really nice clean nose of pine and citrus hops with a touch of chocolate and black liqorice. Taste is a bit maltier with only a touch of bitterness. Loved the aroma and how green it was.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1627) - Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2010 750 ml. bottle- Pours black to brown that you can almost see through at the thinnest part of the glass, it has a thin tan head, and that was with a rigorous pour, the aroma is piney hops and chocolate malts, very good. The flavor is malt forward at first then finishes with citrusy hops then after the swallow becomes bitter, it also has a spicyness that is very appealing. Carbonation could be a bit higher but the body is spot on, easily sessionable and somewhat complex. Not the best IBA ( India black ale, as I think they should be called), but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2010
750ml Bottle: Aroma of caramel malt, dark malt, hops, pine, resin, and slight citrus. Poured dark brown in color with a small, brown/khaki head that diminished but lasted throughout as a tiny film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Fair lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of dark malt, slight caramel, hops, pine, resin, slight spruce, slight chocolate, slight roasting, and a hint of charcoal. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Dark malt, hops, pine, light caramel, and resin finish is slightly dry. 8.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.


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