Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2591) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Orangish color with a good formation of a creamy white head, with nice lacework and good duration. Aroma has notes of resins, pine, grapefruit with light caramel. Flavor is caramelish, good maltiness, resins and light fruity nots. The final is bittery with good duration and smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
batneil (438) - - APR 11, 2015
Served slightly too cold, so taste and smell affected. Very bitter citrus taste. Too sharply fizzy for my taste. (K) eta, got far more bitter as it went on. Unpleasant grapefruit pith taste as I got further down the drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maksymiliant (79) - POLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Zloty kolor. ?adna piana. W aromacie slodowosc wygrywa nad chmielem. S?abe cytrusy w tle. W smaku troche lepiej. Na poczatku s?odkie z dobra fajna goryczka w kontrze. Bardzo fajnie zbalansowane piwo ze s?abym aromatem jednak...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Keg at Mother Kelly’s, London. It pours a clean amber color with a small tan head. Aroma is yeasty and bready with notes of dried leaves, earth, grass. Taste is lightly sweet, with notes of bread, rye, spicy yeast and dried fruit. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (3287) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
Endelig på Ølbaren igjen! 25cl fra fad - klar kobberfarge med skum som varer til siste dråpe. Kraftig aroma av humle og rug, her har de ikke spart på godsakene. Plenty af dejlig og balansered bitterhed i en fed maltkropp. Honning, grapefrukt, gress og rugsyrlighet. En perfekt start på vinterferien. Tror jeg bestiller jeres Onoskelis før jeg setter mig på cykelen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sic1314 (4779) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (4063) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4702) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2605) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7345) - 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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