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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 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
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 (8094) - 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 (1128) - 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 (1841) - 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 (1756) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hero12 (180) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Near black pour, citrus and hops aroma. Taste isn’t as hoppy as the aroma, hints of roast malt, also fairly sweet. Heavy bodied, low carbonation, and a slightly bitter finish. This is sweeter and less hoppy than a typical ipa, but I like it and drink it all the time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2011
750 ml bottle bought in Boise. Pours a dark mahogany color, appears black until held up to light, with a large light cream colored head. A very nice pine and citrus hop nose. The flavor is very good; dominated very much by the hops, pine, some nice orange peel bitterness, fruity, zesty and spicy, light chocolates and toasted malt. Very nice. So easy to drink. I love this style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (1523) - USA - JAN 10, 2011
The second black IPA I’ve had... Still not terribly impressed with this style. Seems like people just want to invent stuff to be different, not because it is good. This one seems better than the Deschutes one however. Black in color with an orange tan head... Aroma is the most interesting part, burnt malts, caramel, citrus hops... Body is fairly light, citrus notes... Gives way to a coffee bitterness on the palate... Definitely complex, could probably get used to it...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Pours deep black with a medium head. Aroma of grapefruit rind, pine and burnt malt. The flavor is more complex with chocolate, and roasted malts. It finishes with bittering hops and burnt malt.


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