KC Bier HopfenDoof
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Hopfen Doof means “hop stupid” and is KCBC’s American interpretation of a high gravity German Alt, which is why we have given it the designation – Double Alt. Alt means “old” and refers to the old style of warm, top-fermenting beers (i.e., ales) that were predominant before cold, bottom-fermenting lagers became the predominant beer style in Germany. Our yeast strain comes from Dusseldorf, the epicenter of Alt brewing. Since this is an American interpretation of an Alt, Hopfen Doof is dry-hopped with a new German aroma variety, Mandarina, and Centennial, a popular North American hop. The assertive bitterness, citrus and mint aromas, and smooth round maltiness will appeal to American IPA lovers.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2014
.3 lite pour at the brewery. Bright copper color, with a creamy off-white head. Nose is lightly hoppy, but emphasizes the malty tones in spite of the brewery’s description. The taste matches the nose. Slightly creamy mouthfeel results in a beer that is obviously crafted with great skill and care, but isn’t exactly to my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2015
One of my least favorite of the sampler I tried. More hop bitterness than the rest of the lineup, but its still pretty understated. The alt characteristics are a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5435) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Comes a clear reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, and floral. Taste is malt, grain, citrus, and floral. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - APR 3, 2014
Draft. Aroma of faint caramel, biscuity, toasty malts, showing some sweet, floral and citric hop with suggestions of orange and pine. Medium-dark copper in color with a very slight, fading head. Flavor profile is very nicely balanced between the toasty, lightly sweet, brown sugary malts, fruity, floral hops and a moderate dosage of spicy hop bitterness, finishing clean and lightly resinous. Fairly low in effervescence with a lightly oily, smooth feel and a medium body. Very nice hybrid style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
1/2 liter Willebecher draft at the brewery tap room in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a mostly clear copper brown with a 1 inch off white head. The aroma is fresh grass, earthy hop and grain cereal malt. The taste is the cereal grain upfront, mineral and the clear bright grass hay hops. The palate is medium bodied with active carbonation and the bright mineral sweet-grass hop finish. Well made, though not 100% my sort of thing. A bit too much sweetness.

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