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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2010
750 ml Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, pine, grapefruit and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of charcoal, earthiness, pine and citrus with a smooth lightly dry lingering moderatly bitter roasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3573) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle at the BevMo fest. Pours darkest brown in color with a one-finger light beige head. The aroma is nice, roasty with a good northwest-style piney hop profile. The flavor is also solid, not really sweet at all (a good thing). Roasty with slight dark chocolate and big piney hop bitterness. Rather fresh-tasting. Dry and resinous on the palate with medium-full body and above average carbonation level. Solid stuff, definitely good for the Black IPA style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2010
750ml bottle, fresh 2010 vintage. The body is a translucent mahogany color, and it supports a moderate, creamy, grayish-beige head. Spotted, splotchy lacing emerges as the foam slowly settles. Aromas kick off with the signature Cascadian hop profile of sticky, resinous, bitter pine with secondary notes of oily citrus peel. A nice, dry cocoa roast comes across in the robust malt base, bringing along notes of toasted caramel and some cracker. Flavors, largely the same, show more of the biting pine resin, spruce tips, and bitter orange, while bittersweet chocolate roast accompanies relatively dry caramel sweetness. Substantial on the palate, with moderate carbonation, a relatively dry, slightly chalky body ushers in an intensely resinous finish. Very solid offering. Nice and hoppy, but with ample roasted malt character. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 15, 2010
Bottled sample. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of dank C-hops, rich pale malt, spice, and earth. Hops are really strong upfront with elements of grapefruit, orange, lemon, pine resin, and spice. The malts follow that up with more of a toasted than roasted flavour. Medium bodied with solid bitterness. I was expecting a bit more char and chocolate, but it’s hard to complain when the beer is so hoppy and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle. Poured a dark black color with a smaller head. Aroma was your typical IPA, hops, grass, and spruce. Medium body, high carbonation. Flavor was dark and creamy, hop aftertaste. A great beer. I love it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottled. Pours deep black with a medium tan head. Aromas of citrusy grapefruit rind, pine and coffee. Hops dominate with pine, grapefruit. The flavors are more complex with chocolate, dark cherry and roasted malts. It finishes with lingering hops and burnt malt. I would buy this one again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle. Blackish beer with a light tan head. Big grapefruit aroma. Malt and grapefruit flavor with light pine, light tropical fruit, and light cocoa. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with light chocolate and malt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
750 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours an opaque black color with a medium tan head that slowly recedes to 1/4 inch and holds leaving plenty of sticky lacing. The nose is moderate in strength with hoppy IPA aromas of citrus, pine and toffee. The flavor is biter hops forward with smooth pine, grapefruit, biter chocolate and roasted malts. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering biter hops and burnt barley malts. Overall: Very tasty black IPA. Love this style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4541) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pours black into a snifter. Tan head quickly recedes to nothing. Medium bodied chocolate with a burnt grapefruit finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7007) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle thank to Brian! Poured a hazy dark brown with a light brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of roasted malt with a pine hop and a slight sweet chocolate backing. Flavor had a lighter chocolate with some roasted malt and a slight backing pine.


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