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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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We at Palo Alto Brewing love working with our local community. When Kiley from Mollie Stone’s Craft Beer Program wanted us to make a special collaboration brew for Mollie Stone’s, we were excited. Hostage DIPA is an IPA that will change hops as the seasons change. What will remain the same is the aggressive hop flavor and aroma, high quality, and availability limited to your Mollie Stone’s Market’s.

Check out which hops are in the Hostage you are drinking...
Batch #1 — Flavoring and Aroma Hops: An unnamed hybrid with a majority blend of Simcoe and Cascade hops.
Batch #2 — Flavoring and Aroma Hops: Mandarin and Galaxy (11-13-13)


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
Poured medium amber with a minimal off white head. Aroma of bitter hops and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is pretty bitter and lightly malty. Got the feeling the keg was old and the fruity hops and gone. Will re-rate if seen again.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3965) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Keg at Mother Kellys, Bethnal Green. I’ve never heard of this lot. Picked on a hunch, from an impressive beer list, but can’t imagine any beer in the whole place would have been as good as this. Absolutely blinding. Thick, flexible malts - toffee and sweet width. Banging hop blend - fruity and bitter and massive. Fabulous.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4270) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
12th Dec 2014: another surprise to see at the 22 Tap takeover at Galopper des Jahres in Hamburg. Poured an amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma was fairly sweet, with a Rye twist, bready with a caramel hint, all with a mild citrus undertone. The taste followed the same path, Rye Flavours and bready with a mixed bag of fruit sprinckled with some caramel pieces. The finish a pleasant drying and slightly bitter affair.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2265) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
Pours hazy orange amber with a finger of white head. Aroma of resin, caramel and grapefruit. Taste is medium resin bitter with grapefruit and blood orange, light underlying caramel sweetness. Body is medium rich and smooth with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6691) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
65 cl bottle.
Pours copper color with a small head. Fruity aroma with some hop notes,resin and pine too. Bitter malty palate with rye and resinous hops on the flavor, maybe some gooseberries too. Somewhat disappointing.
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6603) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark golden amber colour with a small head. Aroma of apricot, caramel and some grassy bitterness. Flavour of sweet caramel notes, floral hops, some grass, heavy maltiness, mild berry notes and apricot and earth. Surprisingly heavy maltiness here. Not as fresh I hoped for.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7333) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
Draught at Taphouse. Small white fluffy lasting head. Hazy amber body. Hops dominated malt straw bread aroma. Pretty bitter and dry malt grass pine bread flavor with a low carbonation and a long dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33020) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2014
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Pine hoppy, toasted malty. Herbal, toasted malty. Grassy, straw and pine hoppy. Bitter, herbal and light fruity. Bone dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1030) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2014
Botella de 65 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, resinoso, ligeramente a malta, citrico, afrutado.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFunGuy (777) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
This golden brown beer fills the air with a sweet aroma as it pours. It has a sweet yet smokey and complex flavor. It is an amazingly interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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