We love our hoppy beers in the Pacific Northwest, the kind that send a shiver down your spine. This I.P.A. fits right in with I.P.A. fans seeking sustained, intense
hop tongue, strong citrus and earthy hop flavors and aromas with just the right amount of crystal malt balance. Malts:Premium 2
-row, C-15, C-40, C-75, C-150, Carastan, Vienna. Flaked barley. Hops:Nugget,Magnum, Willamette,Mt.Hood,Cascade,Glacier
IndianaRed (2041) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Barley Bros Brew Fest, Meridian ID. Hazy orange amber. Small but persistant head. Hoppy grassy aroma and flavor. Bitter but in a strange soapy way. None of the classic citrus west coast hops flavor.
Strykzone (4199) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Hayduke. This poured effervescent orange brown and sported a nice three finger beige head. It fell in big bubbles leaving thin wispy lacing. Pine, citrus, bread, and caramel in the aroma. The feel is just a little on the thin side. A big bitter grapefruit and tropical fruit bite hits at the first sip. Some earthiness and grass are tasted but the grapefruit tends to over power everything else. Caramel is under the hops and brings some needed sweetness. This is short of being a great beer but is tasty.
hayduke (3079) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Salmon River Brewpub in McCall, Idaho. This came in the glass a clear reddish amber with a nice off-whitre head and good lacing rings. Nose is a grapefruit citrus and some flowers. Medium plus body with a resin mouthfeel; The flavor is well balanced between the malts and hops, and brings on just the right amount of bitterness. The finish is dry, long and bitter and while it is not Green Flash West Coast IPA, it is a less intense look-alike. Exceptionally drinkable, and good to the last drop.
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