RateBeer
overall
95
86
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle from Healthy Spirits, San Francisco. Poured a deep dark brown/black colour with a mid sized tan head. Aroma revealed citrus, piney hop mingled with some roast/burnt toast notes. Fullish mouthfeel. Hoppage was once again prominent in the taste, coupled with some tasty chocolate, malts and nice fruitiness. ABV nicely smothered. Hop bitterness continued on into the finish. I really enjoyed this. Good effort.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Aroma: can definately smell the malt, some caramel, hop is secondary; Appearance: medium bodied tan head on pour that lingers for a bit, looks a lot like porter, not much like an IPA, very dark brown but not hazy, lets just a hint of light through around the edges; Taste: EXTREMELY bitter, wow, I was not expecting that, lives up to its 145 IBU rating, lots of roasty malt, not much pine; Palate: after the bitter punch, the palate is mostly that of a dark beer, where the malt lingers but not much of the IPA quality, pretty enjoyable, good carbonation; Overall: this beer was just a plain wierd experience, looked nothing like and IPA, and in its palate, there was a lot of malt, I’d say, except for its extremely bitter IPA quality, it was more of a malty, rather than a hoppy, experience, I’d still recommend it as something unique

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirADNielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Dark brown/black appearance with light white head. Big hoppiness on top of a dark roasty malty scent. Dark malts and big hoppy flavor- reminds me of Avery New World Porter. Good but not amazing beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2011
750ml from the Wine and Cheese Place, The Lou. Very dark brown body with some intense carbonation to start. Soft floral notes come across initially in the nose, but then there’s a wave of Nutella, molasses, and anise. Hops suffused throughout but this is definitely a somewhat different take on the black IPA rage. Body is fairly full, with billowy carbonation and a light, fairly spritzy finish. Flavors are quite nice, but it’s almost as if it can’t seem to commit to the fruity or the darkly flavorful. Enjoyable though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Good but kind of thin. I don’t taste any German malts as stated on the label. Tastes like an IPA with a few spoons of dark beer added. Doesn’t really do it for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
On tap at the Vine Club. Good hop aroma. Black with a white head, lace sheet. Would be an awesome cask, carbonation right there though suitable. Grapefruit taste, expensive pint for Denver at $8. Decent drinkability, roasted malt, malt there to hold back the grapefruit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2011
bottle(2010) from Plaza at home 8Feb11 pours dark brown with thin shades of red on the bottom of the glass, medium frothy tan head. Aroma is cola, chocolate, light roast notes, spicy grassy hops. Flavor is sweet cocoa and caramel upfront, really odd how much sweet dark malt flavors there are versus dry, bitter roasted malts. The sweetness is cut by a nice spicy hop bitterness that lingers into a slight alcohol burn. Seems more like a mildly hoppy RIS to me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
(2010) Pours a nice dark brown/black. Pleasant citrus, piny hop aroma. Roasty malts. Smooth body, with a mild hop finish. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1919) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2011
dark brown pour with ruby highlights and a medium tan head. aroma is piney and light citrusy hop over chocolate malt. body is a little light. flavour is light chocolate and coffee roasted maltiness. piney resinous hop. very smooth and easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Had at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle. Pretty good beer. Hoppy but not overly-aggressively so. Nice roasted flavor. Serving: Tap


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 5 6 7  8  9 10 11 » 14


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50