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Quaff Bros Hop Flood

Quaff Bros Hop Flood
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Keeping with the brotherhood of Quaff Bros, we turned to our friends to the north in Rivertown Brewing out of Lockland for our 6th addition of exclusively made, rare barrel-aged beers. Using the great flood of 2011 on the Ohio River for our name, we asked them to make us a beer packed to the brim with fresh hops. The result is Hop Baron, Rivertown’s Double IPA, which was then soaked in a freshly used Four Roses Bourbon Barrel, with additional hops added. You’ll find flavors of vanilla, coconut and cedar caused by the barrel as well as fresh herbs and biting bitterness from the use of multiple hop strands. At over 9% abv we hope you enjoy our newest addition of local and exclusively handmade beers from the Quaff Bros.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
shigadeyo (3560) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

6/07/2011: Quaff Bros. Hop Flood (Ale aged in bourbon whiskey barrels; made with 9 hops!)... Aroma: Butter toffee and butterscotch; vanilla. Appearance: Hazy gold; bubble off-white crown. Flavor: Alcoholic butterscotch (like Werther’s); vanilla; butter pecan ice cream. Palate: Medium-bodied; soft. Overall: DIACETYL! What the hell is this beer supposed to be?! WHERE DID ALL OF THE HOPS GO?!

12 fl. oz. bottle from The Party Source in Bellevue, KY. Rating #11 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 28, 2013
1/25/2013. Pours orange-copper with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity, vanilla, bourbon, caramel. Taste is pretty big; boozy, sweet, citrus, resin. Nice bourbon finish. Medium carbonation. Clean, smooth mouth feel. Not bad as a beer but very difficult to identify as an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (8146) - Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2012
12 oz. bottle tasted pretty fresh in 2011. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma had some caramel, bourbon, vanilla, with a big distracting shot of diacetyl. The flavors were much of the same; too much diacetyl and not enough hops. Some bourbon and vanilla, but with a name like Hop Flood I was expecting more. This one became my least favorite of the series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10707) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2012
This brew pours a hazy orange-copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Short stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and caramel malt. Medium body with a slightly boozy character and notes of vanilla coconut, malt and resiny hops. The finish imparts the barrel character, leaving a bourbon and vanilla oak aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2011
12oz bottle shared by Ryan from Funky Buddha. Nice hoppy floral aroma with slight hints of citrus and bourbon. An incredibly balanced DIPA and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 4, 2011
A - Pours a hazy rich copper-orange color with a very thin layer of white head. The head fades quickly leaving behind a touch of lace. S - Aroma is full of Bourbon. Lots and lots of it. There is just a bit of hops that mix there way into the nose in the background if you try and find them. T - Starts off with a mild and growing Bourbon flavor. The hop flavor is a bit more noticeable than in the nose. Through the middle, some vanilla and oak flavors come through with some hop bitterness. The finish is big on the Bourbon and booze with a just a bit of bitterness that lingers. M - Medium-full bodied with mild carbonation. Feels smooth and just a touch syrupy. The Bourbon really warms the mouth as it finishes. D - Pretty drinkable. The Bourbon flavor is fairly strong, but that is not a bad thin in my opinion. A bit more hop flavor here really could have made for a winner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 25, 2011
12 oz bottle. Hazy golden/orange with a tiny white head that fades to a ring. Aroma is milk caramels, vanilla and rock candy. Flavor is sweet caramel, some vanilla with a medium hop bitterness and a bit of bourbon. Medium body with mild carbonation and a slick mouth feel. Very weird beer, tastes like those creamy milk caramels with some bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle courtesy of pellegjr. Pours mahogany with a white head. Smells of piney hops, some underlying bourbon, oaky, some resiny hints. Tastes of bitter, resiny hops, peppery, some underlying dryness with a floral finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle, pours hazy orange w/ light off-white head, aroma is moderate caramel malt and very light resiny hops, some vanilla, medium-bodied, lightly hoppy throughout w/ a fairly hot finish, ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (12987) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear copper color with a moderate frothy off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate hop, butterscotch and wood aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Brewers and promoters gone wild.

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