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SKA Local Series #11/13/17/20/22 (Hoperation Ivy)

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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A hop bombshell made with fresh Cascade and native Colorado Ruby hops, lovingly hand-picked by the Ska crew, from San Juan Hop Farms in Montrose, CO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1833) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2014
On draft at the Isis restaurant, this pours amber with a large ice cream head that retains well, leaving whipped lacing. The nose is light and floral. Flavors of citrus and floral hops kept in check. Lightly bitter finish with a super quaffable medium body and smooth mouthfeel. Well-balanced and complex for days, but so easy to drink. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Denverdiv (30) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
medium body, thin feel, weak aftertaste Bomber, poured brown/orange, mild white head, decent lacing, mild hop florals, medium hop bite. Weak complexity, very muted flavor as the drink continued.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (6177) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pour on tap at the CO rare beer tasting 2012, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of dank grass, pine, slight orange, grapefruit notes, hints of caramel, toffee, spice notes to balance, nothing over the top. Taste is similar, balanced mix of caramel and toffee with wet hop notes of pine, dank hop, slight grass, hints of a citrus peel, finishing fairly bitter. Just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1504) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle shared by sloth! Pours a copper color orange... small head. Decent little piney nose... Taste is mild for an IPA... Slightly hoppy, citrus an pine hops.... well balanced, easy to drink. Medium to light body. Overall: Decent but very forgetable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2489) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Medium sized off white head with fair retention and lacing. Lightly hazy, copper, amber hue. Nose is gentle with citrus and pine, lil leafy with some iced tea notes. Body is med/light with a somewhat prickly carbonation, lil oily, sorta thin. Decent citrus hop flavors with a bit much iced tea for me, lil grainy. Dry finish with a tame bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Thanks, Jeff! Dark orange/copper pour, certainly well darker than expected for a wet hop beer. Nice floral nose, though not especially pungent. Sticky lacing promises the sweet taste, and it’s not got quite enough bitter balance for me to rank it too highly. But overall a solid enough beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle at home with my dad. Pour is clear, dark, copper with a frothy white head and great lacing. Floral hops, caramel, vegetal, light resin, weed, grapefruit peel, and orange in the aroma. Taste is smooth, caramel, grapefruit, light grass, flowers, and bread with a very light bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium with soft carbonation. Not a bad beer, but more like a light APA, than an IPA. The hop flavors are there but somewhat subdued and very smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Sampled at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
Clear copper color, off-white head. Sweet, hoppy, cheese scent. Sweet, malty, hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1168) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Great hops nose, floral, citrus, and dank resin...all of it. Dark gold and pillowy fading head. Well balanced, but a bit thin on the palate. Terrific fresh hop and great to see it’s all local to CO...represent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2012
#20, orange/gold pour with some nice and spicey hoppy aroma. A little bitterness, but malts balance it well and it has a good mouthfeel. Very pleasant IPA.

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