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Yazoo Hop Project IPA #26

Yazoo Hop Project IPA #26
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Hop Project #26 was bottled 2nd week of Feb (look on the left side of the label for the bottled date). For this batch, we first wort hopped with Cascade and Nugget, and then added Amarillo and Centennial at 30 minutes left, Cascade and Nugget at 5 minutes left, and dry hopped after six days with about 1 lb/ barrel of Centennials. It has a wonderful floral nose, followed by rounded grapefuity bitterness, and finishing crisp and dry with a little bit of lingering chewy hop resins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 22, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly hazy amber color with a thin off-white head and some nice rings of lacing. S: The nose is plenty hoppy with some good citrus notes and some bready malt. There isnít too much in terms of pine. T: While the pine was missing from the nose, itís certainly present on the tongue. The flavor is bitter and piney through and through with some nice citrus and perhaps even tropical fruits. M: The body is medium with a tingly carbonation. D: A nice IPA from a brewery that Iím pleased to try some beers from. Not quite as good as the west coast IPAs weíve been spoiled with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of travita) Pours a clear golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, florals, light cocoa, and grass. Flavor of grapefruit, grass, pine, and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle thanks to travita. Pours with a small, off-white head over a hazy golden body. Aroma is fruity, hops, suntan lotion and chamomile. Bitter, fruity and dry flavors. Hop profile is surprisingly sedated. Lightish carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Thanks to travita for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a cloudy orange-yellow color with a white head. The aroma is piney with some citrus hops. The flavor is very bitter pine hops. Definitely a hop forward American IPA. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
bottle thanks to travita. amber with a cream head. hops, tropical fruits and light esters. nice palate, tropical fruits and hops with a light finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2010
The look is golden in color, clear, with a white head. The smell is very citrus, grapefruits, hops, and ok. The taste has decent bitterness, fruits, citrus, and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Hazy golden appearance with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is of citrus and grass. Taste is of grapefruit, orange and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3561) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle from a trade with Rustyham. Pours hazy copper color with off white head. Citrus hop aroma with some caramel. Citrus flavor with some sweet malts and iced tea with a good amount of bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Nick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Pours clear dark copper under a short-lived white head. The aroma is light citrus and pine. The flavor is lightly bitter and smooth. Light bodied and easy drinker. Pleasant, if not over the top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2010
12 oz. bottled during the 2nd week of February. Purchased from Midtown. Pours a bright orange into the tulip glass with a frothy white head and clingy lacing. The aroma is classic American IPA, though not as rich or dank as I usually get from the Hop Project series. The beer is only 3 or 4 weeks old, surely this hasnít deteriorated that much. Iíve had other Hop Projects at the same age that still retained powerful hop strength. I hate to be hard on this because itís still a great IPA, but Yazoo usually produces world class examples of the style. The aroma is of more citrus and melon with less pine than usual. A strong bitterness is in the flavor which excites me. This is still a solid India Pale, especially at this price. Plenty of grapefruit and pine are here with a smooth, light malty body. Enjoyable.

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