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Mishawaka Hop Head

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The beer with our highest level of hops it is brewed as a specialty beer a few times a year. Brewed with the intent of providing an ale with a very high level of hop flavor without excessive bitterness. We use four varieties of hops and three malts.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2008
12 oz bottle from party shoppe in goshen, IN. Clear orange with large white head. Very large american citrus hop aroma with some grass and sweet malt. Nice pine, grass, citrus hop flavor with very dry grapefruit and malt. Medium body and nice card. Very and still very well hopped.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (462) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Poured a hazy straw color. HUGE fluffy white head that just won’t quit. Looks like a rootbeer float. Decent hop aroma with a hint of sourness. Nice hop flavor. Good bitter finish. A bit unbalanced but a decent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2008
This is a very underrated beer. Pours slightly orange with a slight haze. There were a number of small floaters leading the impression that this is slightly unfiltered. Malts and citrus on the nose. Nice fresh hops flavor and bitter finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/19/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Ticker Tasting

clear dark gold, big off white head, lots of tiny bubbles, lots of thick drippy lace, sweet crystal mat aroma with citrus and floral hops, nice earthy hops flavor balanced by lightly sweet crystal malts, nice citrus character,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4392) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Appearance: Pours a hazy copper body with a large, off-white head. Smell: Faint bready malts with a leafy, earthy hop aroma. Taste: Sweet, lightly musty malt flavor of caramel with citrus notes and a bitter, grassy finish that lingers. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderately carbonated. Drinkability: An alright IPA, but as with the rest of the Mishawaka lineup, they need to ease up on the carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Pours a lightly effervescent transparent amber bronze with a small, clingy-lacing airy white head. Aroma of toasty, earthy, peppery hops and some grainy pale malt. Body starts with some light toasted caramel malty sweetness and good bittering hop balance toward a resiny, drier bittersweet lingering finish. A good to average IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2007
bottle - Pours hazy copper with a thin head. It has a good citrus hops aroma along with some doughy malt and... what is that lurking in the background? Dirty socks? I guess the nice way to put it is "earthy", but I’m not a fan of that smell. The taste is very hoppy and it’s good hops, at least in the flavor. The bitter finish seems a little off though. I know it sounds really bad, especially the dirt in the aroma, but it was an okay beer. I can definitely do better for an IPA though.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
shigadeyo (3026) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2007
7/12/2007: After the cap nearly blew off the bottle, I filled three glasses with nothing but foam. After quite some time, the beer began to settle and appeared to be a murky orange. It still had a MASSIVE beige head that was foamy, puffy, and rocky. What was really strange were all the black specks through out the head and there was also a ton of crap in the beer itself! Needless to say, the head produced some prolific lacing on the glass and never fully dissipated. Pine citrus hops made up the majority of the aroma and wasn’t too bad. The flavor, however, was really weird and disconnected. It had a nasty hop flavor and bitterness. The citrus hops opened up and some toffee malt came through towards the finish as well as some dryness and more misplaced bitterness. The body of this beer was medium-light to medium and way too carbonated! Hop Head was not a very good experience in any way!

INFECTED 12 fl. oz. bottle bomb from illinismitty. Thanks for the mess Sean! Rating #41 for this beer...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Nice golden color with frothy head. Just big hop similar to many of todays overpowering hop ales. But it is just short of to much therefor no bad at all.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Bottle. Doesnt live up to its name, not much hop flavor, it does have a slight bitterness. There is a slight coffee flavor, followed by a metallic finish.


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