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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Picked this one up at Woodyís in Nashville. Pours a nicke dark amber/gold nice white head. Wonderfull aroma, floral with a litte piney ressin. Nice full mouth feel...Great Beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2010
The Dan Journal #329. Tasted 3/1/10. 12oz bottle. Hazy with an orange amber hue. Bubbled off-white head. Aromas of citrus and grapefruit. Touch piney and citrus candy. Very nice nose! Medium to full bodied with a very bright and modest effervescence. Sweet malt bill, but it plays second fiddle to the hops. Good sticky body. Lingering hoppy finish. Touch caramel in the malt bill. Hops are dominated but not exclusively piney and grapefruity. Very nice indded!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thewade (340) - USA - MAY 5, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2011 My absolute favorite from Yazoo. Great out of a bottle, and excellent on draft. This is one of my favorite beers under 6%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 24, 2010
Bottled Feb wk2. Poured amber with a creamy off-white head that settles to a ring and left light lace. Pine and floral aroma. The flavor found caramel, pine, and floral. Medium body and a medium bitterness throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3296) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6156) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to travita. Pours a hazy honey-colored body with some nice lacing left on the glass. Aroma is piney hops, lemony and melon sweetness. Flavor is pine/resinous hops and balanced malt sweetness. Medium mouthfeel and body. Nice lingering piney hop finish. Solid.

   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeadMe (1610) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Package arrived today from JohnQVegas and I loved the SUE so much that I had to dive into this one. A: Pours a nice shade of orange/amber with a nice white head. Little retention with some spots of lace. S: Aromas of bold caramel malt, fruity esters, and citrus and pine hops. T: Nice strong malt backbone here. Sweet candy malts that last through middle. The hops then kick on. More sweet pine than citrus, but there is a bit of citric bite in the finish. M: Medium in body, smooth, light bite in the finish. D: Pretty good. Solid IPA, but not as well crafted as SUE which was great!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2010
This was a good go for the Hop Project. A good balance of malt, caramel sweet, citrus, and piney flavors and aromas. Well done.

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