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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The color and aroma and taste are all completely different. Pours a dark cola brown, aroma wise is the piney smell that I have come to love then the taste is pure grapefruit. Not much bitterness at all. Really a citrus bomb.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sickboy79 (66) - USA - MAR 17, 2011
This is the first Black IPA I’ve ever tried. I’m a hop head, so I couldn’t resist. Really interesting flavors. Pours black like a stout, with a nice little head. Aroma is coffee and hops - floral like. Taste is a mix of a porter and IPA to my tastes. Very rich coffee like flavors with a wonderful hop bite on top! I dig it! Highly recommended for hop heads looking for something different. Second time I’ve purchased it.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
crossovert (7563) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Fruity and dry, not much roastiness or bitterness. Black IPAs are a trend that I can’t figure out.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with an average, fizzy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, grassy, pine, citrus), and average esters (fruity) with notes of alcohol, raisin, and tar. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, caramel, toasted, roasted), heavy hops (floral, grassy, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol and plums. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ph0tik (91) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2011
I liked this beer. It had a nice, smoky, pine like finish and went down super smooth. This was only the second black IPA I have tried and would recommend it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
75cl bottle. Medium beige head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, chococaramel, some roast. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
750 ml bottle. Clear brown, off white head, nice lacing. Aroma of coffee grounds, cocoa, straw. Taste is dilute and bitter coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Nice hoppy nose with some light roast and a touch of chocolate. The taste is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lots of milk chocolate, some roast, light toffee and lots of citrus hops. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Pours dark with some light permitted through. Head is white and lively. Nose most notable for some heavy malt and a hint of hops. Medium on the tongue with elements of chocolate and bran moving into a nicely balanced resiny hop.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2465) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Just tapped at Lunar Brewing Co. and dispensed to a chalice upon request, for a little variety. The color was darkest brown, with an abundant amount of tan/light brown, frothy head foam, followed by rings of ribbony lacing. The nose was light roastiness and cocoa, with citrus and resiny notes following. Ditto on the flavor, adding a well rounded, hop bitterness and nicely hidden alcohol to the medium body. The finish was pleasantly dry, with some lingering bitterness. A fine example of this newer style entry.


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