Hard Bop Brown is one of Upright’s hoppiest beers. We picked up a couple bales of hop varieties with the recent harvest that aren’t normally employed here, particularly cascade and centennial, with the intention of making something forward and fun. Gerritt and I decided to make an additional draft-only winter beer apart from the Provision, and settled on a recipe for a strong and hoppy brown ale using our new house yeast strain. It ended up plenty bitter and aromatic, a significant departure from most of our recipes, but still has some semblance of balance from the malty base.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Upright... Poured a deep, cloudy, murky brown with a thin, grayish head. Sugary malts, caramel candied tones. Big floral hop flavors. Resinous and spicy. Low yeast esters. Couldn’t detect the high abv.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppier than most browns. Cloudy with medium white head. Sugary aroma with malt and hop breaking through. Light to medium body, doesn’t taste like nine percentum. Balanced finish.
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