brokensail (16444) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013 bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Not really sure what to make of this hop. Slightly floral/spicey aroma. Spice and woodsy flavor with malt backing and a bit of citrus. Medium bodied. Floral/spice/woodsiness lingers with some malt.
Hazed golden orange pour with a white head. Very floral hop aroma with a slight spiciness. Nice bready malt, some hints of pine, and a nice orange peel note. The flavor is lightly bitter with a strong orange peel and floral hop profile. Slight pine note, some sweet bread, and a dry finish. beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Ordered a Goose Island IPA but this had just replaced it, and I an glad it did. Light with an assertive floral bitterness. Touch if citrus with a potpourri aroma. Really well done. Nice balance to it. Have to research this Newport hop. Sammy (12195) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
On tap at their Tap Room. A creamy head and a lace sheet. Funky aroma and taste, a little astringent. High alpha bittering hop apparently developed 10 years ago in Oregon.