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Upright Hard Bop Brown

Upright Hard Bop Brown
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2012
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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