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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Trout Hop is brewed with Idaho 2-Row Brewersí 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (650) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours black with a thin, though lingering, tan head. The aroma has roasted malts, coffee, pine, grapefruit, and hints of caramel. It is balanced well. The initial taste leans towards the pine and grapefruit tastes. This extends into the maltiness. It gets very roasty, with plenty of coffee and some chocolate. Long aftertaste is roasted malts and sticks with you. Through all of this, it sitll retains some good IPA bitterness. Its medium in body, with a thicker texture, while having some lively carbonation. There might be better choices of this style, but I enjoyed this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Nice very dark pour with a frothy brown head. Aroma is citrus hop and some perfumy notes. Taste is roasted malt and hop bitterness on taste, but balanced. Really nice!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lupulucid (185) - - OCT 17, 2013
Bottled 11/5/10. Perfumed, malty aroma and black walnut color are hints of the rich complex flavors in Trout hop. Malt is dark but not overly toasted. Hops make an appearance, but after three years of bottle conditioning, the most significant contribution is bitterness sufficient to balance malt sweetness somewhat. Malt character is prominent. Though ABV is 8.5% there is also quite a bit of estery expression.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerandhockey8 (196) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - AUG 31, 2013
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pour is an oily jet black, creamy khaki colored head. Nose is hoppy, slight citrus, but mainly dominated by malt, coffee, caramel. Taste is bitter, medium body which was suprising. Finishes great, right amount of carbonation. Really liked this one, could have been a little bolder however.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a monstrous sizing of thick head which looked like a patch of shaving cream. As for the liquid, it was a dark almost black color of brown and assured me that this was more of a black ale than an IPA. Wrong, the aroma is clearly dominated by a scent of sticky wet green hops with only the slightest touch of darkened malt in the distant background. The flavor is somewhat subtle yet has a conflicting taste between the hops and roast malt that Iím not exactly sure how to react to. Overall an interesting beer thatís different from the rest of the other black IPAís, but at the same time itís lacking a balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brucebruce81 (253) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 1, 2012
This beer was like heaven it had that coffee aroma yet it had some good flavors r malt and hops

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
750ml bottle $10, split three ways. Dark black color with a decently hoppy smell even though this was dated November 2010. The flavor was a hoppy citrus flavor but I felt like it really clashed with the dark malts. Iím pretty sure that I donít really like this style just because of the way the hops seem to clash with the malts. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-12-2011 01:40:02

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (2576) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle, 2011 vintage. Pours opaque deep brown to black with a huge tan creamy head that leaves clumpy lacing. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, pine, citrus. Flavor same, light sweetness, touch of coffee, medium bitter finish, with bitterness from both the piney hops and the coffee. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
750ml bottle from Cardinal Wine in Niles. Now I notice the 2010 date. Just interested in what a Grand Teton Black IPA would be when I picked it up. Pours a very, very dark brown with a tannish head leaving terrific lacing. Aroma has dark roasted malts, chocolate and grapefruit. Taste is of patent malts, caramel, some chocolate and tangerine. Somewhat thick - which may be aging or not, cannot tell. Finishes with bitter malts and some length. Curious how it would have been 2 years ago; nice now and the hops presence may really have been better.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2262) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! A: The beer appears dark brown color with a half inch of head that leaves some decent lacing. S: The aroma has a nice citrus and hop scent, along with an odd, medicinal smell. T: The beer tastes alright, with the hop character more mild than I would prefer, especially given the 8.5% alcohol. I was hoping / expecting the beer to be more grandiose and bold, with a balance of roasted malt character and citrus hops. The taste has an odd astringency that detracts from the overall flavor presentation. M: The feel is decent, with a bitter dryness in the finish. D: An alright beer, but not one that I am interested in having again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-06-2010


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