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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6502) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2010
750ml bottle 2010 and served in my NB Worthy glass: Pours a deep brown going towards black with a frothy off-white head and very nice head. The aroma has notes of slightly dank and resiny hops, Carafa black malt, some chocolate malt, and a bit of toast as well. Juicy fruit and walnut, white pepper, some leathery earthy tones too.

Sadly the taste profile is a major letdown, first off there is a strange medicinal and overbearing catty tone that sort of ruins the dark malt and hop combo. I also found a bit of an dirty water mineral character that creates a far less than favorable finish. I do like the malt profile when I find it as well as the light hop spice and coffee tone upon the finish. The mouth feel is aggressive and metallic, astrengent and warming. Damn just when I was ready to think Grand Teton made a 2nd great beer (after the Black Calderon) I was left feeling... well pissed. Worse is that my dumb ass bought two bottles of this by mistake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2960) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Bottle from bev four less. Pours a pretty decent black color with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is deep with pine and spice. Flavor is bandaidish at first and that fades into a bit of grapefruit bitter finish. Working in the background is a light malt flavor a little crystal sugar. This might due well with another year or so of age to chill out those bandaidish hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2010
dark brown body, sand colored head. average retention. pungent american hop nose: citrus and pine sap. frothy without unnecessary weight. drying finish. soft carbonation. sublime combination of buzzing hop acidity and chewy but dry malt. mild taste of roast in the lengthy finish. a surprisingly good beer from these brewers, but in a style that benefits from both bold, masking flavors and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6427) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Ruby black color/ lasting tan head. Nice dry black malt, citrusy, floral hop aromas. medium bodied with soft co2. Good mesh of dry black malt, chocolate flavors with citrusy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7824) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2010
750 ml bottle from Randall’s. Pours a very dark brown with a big, frothy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, earthy hops, floral notes, pine, grapefruit citrus, toasted brown sugar, and toffee. Flavor of roasted malts, earthy, floral hops, pine resin, caramel, toasted sugar, grapefruit, and pineapple. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty, resinous mouthfeel. Good black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours a black body with some mahogony highlights and a finger-width, creamy, light tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is piney with a hint of roast. Light caramel backing and some resiny citruses. Flavor is similar with more roasts coming through. Pine, citrus, caramel, and roast. Finishes with some resins and a moderate, very piney bitterness. Roast makes up a good part of a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid black IPA. Lots of pines and a nice roast with some enjoyable citrus aspects.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11500) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3713) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2178) - 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.

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