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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Still in development, hop 291 is in the limelight in this single-hop IPA. Despite being a solo act, 291 imparts complex flavors and aromas including fruity and floral notes as well as hints of blueberry and black pepper spiciness.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Clear copper pour with a tall, fluffy off white head that ahs great retention. Aroma is fruity, light cereal, biscuit, grassy and citrus hops, light passion fruit. Flavor is light sweet cereal, toast, biscuit, sweet grass, passion fruit, floral and passion fruit. Medium body nice creamy entry, medium, blanketing carbonation and off dry, still creamy finish. Really tasty stuff, great mouthfeel, interesting hop character.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1176) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Pours a golden yellow color with a clean malt aroma. Taste is dry, with a good malt hop flavor and a hint of pepper in the aftertaste. A good bitter finish, not overbearing with a freshness even for a 2014 beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1767) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Golden pour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt and fruity hops. Taste is creamy, tasty hops. Fruity hops in the finish. Nice lacing.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1348) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2015
On tap at Parlor City in CR. Big, dense rocky head. I got no real aroma. Flavors are fruity (though not really the blueberry they say), a dry finish. Good, not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1610) - Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Tap - good size foamy head, clear medium gold color, nice pretty balanced aroma and flavor, good fruity hops with a decent malt balance, mildly bitter, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6707) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
"Kind of excited about this one, but I’m not sure if I just don’t like this hop or if its something else. I got some floral notes and there’s more than ample bitterness, but instead of the berries and pepper promised I got skunk, in the nose and a little in the flavor. Enough to distract. Not a bad beer, but not all that great, either."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2406) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours an orange color with a large foamy off white head. Notes of pepper, caramel, floral hops, grass, and grains.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5158) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
This one poured a bright light orange color with a white head. Aroma was of very green fresh picked resinous hops. Flavor was similar with mild caramel in the back. Soli.d

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stchloe (846) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Slightly piney and resinous hop profile balanced well against slight fruity notes and sweeter medium malt body.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Al_DePantzue (4) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
The newly developed 291 varietal hops used in this beer has intense floral and berry bouquet. Light to medium bodied mouth feel. It's strange but it's like I only feel the hops on my tongue and nowhere else in my mouth with their delicate bite.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4349) - Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
24oz bottle. Pale color. White chunky foam, sexy lace. Aroma of skunky resin. Heavenly nose. Toasted grains, pale malts, and loads of hops smell. Sticky texture. Very bold, pale grains backbone. Citrus oil bitterness, lingering hops bite. Absolutely delicious. Finishes herbal & earthy. (4137)


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