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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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HGH (Home Grown Hops) is an 8% ABV and 70 IBU Strong Ale juiced with hops locally grown at Oskar Blues Hops & Heifers Farm. Our home grown, high-potency, home run hitter is dry-hopped with Amarillo hops and then finished with a dose of Nugget and Centennial dry hopping. This farm raised strong ale injects more HGH than the 1998 home run race.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Tap @ Liquids and Solids. Clear amber with a big off-tan head. Big fresh dank hop oil aroma, lots of earthy-toffee tones. Taste is very smooth and coating with a lasting finish. Big toffee and caramalt backbone, with a substancial fresh hop bitterness to balance, but very smooth. Beautifully balanced, sweet at first, but follows with resinous floral hops, fresh cut grass. Just delightful.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Can labeled HGH Part Duh courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) pooured a clear orange amber with a small lastiung amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine, orange zest and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, tropical fruit, orange zest, pineapple, pink grapefruit, light pine and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering bitter fruity finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2158) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
on tap at Freshcraft on 11/18/11. dark orange pour with a small white head. pleasant citrus hop nose. med body with a fresh burst of citrus bitterness over the tongue with orange and floral notes. bitter finish with sticky and spicy hops with orange peel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Draft. Pours dark gold, small white head, some retention/lace. Aroma of rich grapefruit, resin, piney hops, caramel malt. Taste is extremely dank marijuana, grapefruit, melon. Moderate/high bitterness balanced with a nice malt sweetness. Palate is oily, average carbonation, bitter grapefruit finish. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
The hops used in this beer were grown on their Hops and Heifers Farm. Pretty cool if you ask me. This beer is not an IPA but a nicely hopped American Strong Ale. Pine, grapefruit, and caramel pretty much make up this beer. I could see them possibly canning this beer one day and I hope they do. I liked it so much I bought another pint later on.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (1871) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Draft. Pours a reddish amber cokor. Lots of lacing on glass. Tastes sweet and sticky of pepper, cherry and honey. Not as hoppy as I expected, but very well balanced and nice to drink

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hivemind (697) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Tap at Pony by myself lolol. Pours a medium, glassy amber with a pretty big off-white creamy head (about half bubbles and have solid froth). Leaves patchy, streaky lacing. Smell is medicinal and fruity hops. Palate is refreshing and delicious: grapefruit, hard butterscotch candy and then hop bitterness on the way down. Somewhat long legs. I really like it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
amber color, aroma of caramel, grapefruit, flavors are very sweet, caramel, toffee, grapefruit, butterscotch, toast, well balanced, very enjoyable beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2011
On tap in Denver at Earls. Pours a clear deep amber almost red color with a small white head. A sweet caramel and citrus nose. A smooth earthy flavor, some caramel and pine, light bitterness. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Draught. Deep copper with a thin white head. Hop aroma, pine and resin with light tropical fruit notes. Rich with an assertive bitterness, followed by grapefruit and pine notes. No lingering bitterness, vet nicely balanced on the strong side.


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