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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kettle Series. This beer gets its name from the Hopunion Hop Hash nuggets - pure hop lupulin extracted and scraped from the Hopunion pelletizing line, then boiled for 90 minutes in the kettle. According to the brewer, this has never been done before! Premium 2-row, Great Western Munich, Crisp 60L and rolled oats comprise the grain bill designed to carry this load. Fermented warm using American Ale yeast to bring out the fruitiness, the resulting beer is designed to be a surprise on all fronts. Even the brewer has no idea how hoppy itll be.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
This is a pretty good IPA. Not as pungent on the schnoz or as "punchy" on the hop backend, but I had no complaints. Interesting brewing process, as describe in the descriptor. Id like to let the brewer know that its got a decent hop presence, as it appears he was unaware of how hoppy itll be. I liked it. Would do business with again. A+++


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7542) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Portland, Or - Hawthorne Market - 22 oz bomber. Has a bit of a funky feet smelling aroma at first, evens out to a light spruce. Medium copper sparkling pour, nice off-white khaki colored head, Flavor has some pineapple fruitiness, a hint of citrus, some Juicy Fruit gum. Thickish mouthfeel. A bargain at $3.99

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2291) - - SEP 3, 2016
Poured from bomber into a pint glass Appearance The beer pours a clear amber color with a billowy white head of foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a great level of foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma is strongest of a fruity nature with a good deal of tropical fruits as well as a lots of grapefruit and citrus hop and a moderate showing of some herbal hops. Along with these aromas comes some light grassy and hay smells as well. Taste-The taste begins with a nice fruity flavor of tropical fruits with plenty of tangerine, pineapple and mango. Along with these flavors comes a rather strong doughy and caramel flavor creating a very sweet taste overall. While sweet, there is some hop flavors of a grapefruit citrus flavor upfront which are joined by some pine and grassy flavors later on. These flavors grow stronger and stronger as the taste advances, with a slight drying of the sweeter caramel and the doughy tastes, the flavor becomes slightly more cracker in nature, leaving one with a lightly danked, but overall fruity and citrusy taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the brew is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the mix of hop and sweeter flavors combined with the bit of dankness and the dwindling of the sweet as the taste advances, the feel is rather nice and makes for a smoother and easy sipper overall. Overall A fairly nice and somewhat cleaner, but still slightly maltier, and sweeter, tasting IPA. While anything all that superb, it is certainly worth giving a try to if you get the chance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jiwookdo (49) - changwon, SOUTH KOREA - AUG 30, 2016
Bottled at clear amber color with a small white head. Malts hoppy bitter citrus flavor green and earthy hops

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1393) - Montana, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Copper pour with small off white head. Citrus fruit and sweetness on the nose. Flavor is a little sweet with hint of orange and tangerine.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (2830) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 25, 2016
Bottle. Pale amber color with good white foam. Aroma: nectar, candies, fruit and malt with flowers. Taste: sweet soda with syrup, citrus, fruits and berries, mild hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9602) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2016
Quite good, dense & fine yellowish head, very stable over finely carbonated deeper orange-amber beer. Bit caramelly, fresh green leaves, resiny hops. Seem to get celeri. Bitter, vegetable, even metallic, but with a caramelly, cake-bottom underbuild. Good balance, anyway. Again something soupy-celeri. Waming up, coriander??? Fresh, even greenmalt retronasal. Medium bodied, quite slick; velvety-creamy MF from the head. Far from bad, but not really great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bp (896) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle: pours dark amber with a thin white head, aroma is hoppy, taste is hoppy and malty, slight sweetness with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ffbot (367) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Pour is a thick and lazy bold gold. Tiny little head that retains. Smell is strong hops and citrus blended together, there was definitely a grapefruit or lemon peel scent to this, even a lemon zest kind of smell and taste. Taste is the hop forefront, tiny bit of fruitiness and other tastes. Residual bitter hop taste with small waves of citrus hitting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5231) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2016
light amber color. Malty nose with tea and pine notes. Spicy hoppy nose with big malty backbone. A bit dirty, but ok. Pretty simple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1930) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle @ Local Pub, Athens. Color hazy orange with medium white head. Aroma malt, hoppy, caramel, pine. Taste sweet, pine, hoppy, bitter finish.


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