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New Glarus Hop Hearty Ale

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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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This Ale is brewed with the best of Old and New World hops. Then we infuse the aging tanks with a dry hop addition of Cascade and East Kent Goldings to bring home the hops! Expect this Ale to pour a glass brimming with rich caramel flavors along with an intense hop aroma


RedHaze's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Pours a very hazy dark copper with a dense one finger head. The foam settles very slowly to a thick cap that leaves behind a solid sheeting of lace. Smell; mild citrus and pine, with a bit of some sweet malts and cardboard. Unfortunately I think this bottle may be a little past itís prime, at least I hope so. Taste; as with the aroma, a bit of some pney and citric hops with a fairly solid malt backbone, but itís all really hurt by a nagging cardboard/oxidized flavor. I can see how this would be a pretty good beer when itís fresh, but this bottle is definitely past itís prime. I had to trade to get this bottle, and I hope that I can have a chance to try this again, but a bit more fresh than this one. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a very smooth carbonation, and the drinkability is good despite the oxidation.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"surprisingly the weakest offering of the 9 NG beers Iíve had to date, with IPA being one of my favorite styles. The beer was nicely balanced, and still tasty, but the hop presence is way too understated and the caramel malt too prominent, in both the flavor and aroma. Citrusy hops are barely there - for balance, but not up front. More like a pale."

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1512) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Rated from notes: Aroma is floral, with a bit of pine. Citrus follows on the palate, with some grassy notes. Slight toffee finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1091) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
April 20th, 2012 - Thereís nothing finer than a brew that packs a walloping hop flavor in a flurry of other heady tastes and notes. New Glarusí Hop Hearty hits this very mark, bundling huge hops with boisterous fruity flavors to make a powerful one-sip-at-a-time style drink. The aroma is a bold combination of strawberries, passion fruit and pepper, surfing on a leafy bed of hop cones and resin, while the flavor is milder, and stuffed with the light sugary notes of cotton candy, bubble gum, and a mild ruby red grapefruit. This is marketed as an IPA, but itís nothing like the scathing, high number IBU brews that are making their way around hop head circles. This is heavy in a different way, sporting tons of sugars and sweets, all of it well balanced and naturally sweet. And thatís another piece of evidence that New Glarus does great work across the style board.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2470) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
January 2012. Bottle. Amber color with a white head. Hoppy aromas, with pine, citrus and malt. Caramel flavors with lots of pine and hops. Great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sdnorthrop1 (9) - - NOV 6, 2012 does not count
Another great beer from New Glarus, and another great IPA! A classic IPA through and through. This beer needs to be a year round beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2012
12 oz. bottle served in a FFF pint glass. A: Pours a solid amber color with a frothy and thick two finger off white head forming on the pour. It slowly recedes to a thin film and juicy collar. S: Resiny and sticky hops are present upfront and there is a nice caramel and bready malt backing that is slightly sweet in nature. T: The taste is not as fulfilling as the nose is. Mostly malt forward with some pale malts and slight bread roll sweetness. The is followed by a slightly grassy and light resin hop profile with a finish that is the same with a twinge of flower. Unfortunately the finish fades rather fast. M: The body is surprising light and refreshing with a nice carbonation. The finish isnít really all there though in terms of lingering taste. O: This is a light and refreshing IPA, but I wish the flavor profile was a little more hop forward and a bit more vibrant. Still a very solid beer overall. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-30-2012

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle from Keyport. Poured a reddish-brown with a nice, hoppy aroma. Flavor is good, fresh hops and is a very solid beer. New Glarus does it again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4843) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Nice rich copper coloured body with a glow of orange and even some peach colours with a thinnish, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright piney and resinous hops with a bit of malt noticeable and a hint of sweetness from fruits. Medium-bodied; Mildish hop notes with grassy and herbal flavours and a smooth maltiness that makes the beer go down very easily. No alcohol or assertive flavours at all, and almost no bitterness, including none from the hops at all. Overall, a pretty disappointing beer - drank almost as fresh as I could have had it, but without any hop notes and nothing tasting much like an IPA at all. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Ridgeview Liqour in Green Bay, Wisconsin on 29-July-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 03-September-2012.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwoodward (567) - - AUG 23, 2012
This is a fantastic IPA. Great hoppiness, but balanced with a nice body, not over the top in any way.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. 2.5 A: Lightly hazed medium orange color. One finger of frothy/foamy off-white head. Retention is lacking for an IPA and no lacing is left. 4.5 S: This is super malty without being a big, syruppy type DIPA. Tons of caramel and even some toffee and toastiness. Floral and citrusy hops. Quite nice. 3.5 T: The malty complexity is still there, but it lacks depth in the taste. The caramel, toffee, and toastiness are closer to a tease than a focus. Floral and herbal hop flavor with the slightest citrusy tinge. Despite my complaints, itís not bad. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. I wish this had a bit more body and could use some more creaminess as well. 3.5 D: Decent beer that would be awesome if it tasted like it smelled. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-18-2012 16:54:18


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