New Belgium Hop Kitchen #3 - Fresh Hop

RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Fresh, aromatic, and green as a Leprechauns skivvies, Certified Salmon Safe Oregon Hops are picked fresh off the vine and trucked directly to our brew kettle.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Clear copper pour. Big pillowy white head with nice retention. Big, dank, wet hop aroma. Decent sweet malt backbone. Earthy. Orange rind. Resin. A bit of pine. Chewy mouthfeel. Fun beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11477) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 29, 2015
2014 - a good fresh hop beer, though not really a standout for new Belgium. Balanced aroma and flavor with caramel mLts and nut, muted citrus and evergreen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bomber, Bevmo, orange pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is citrus, big hops in this bad boy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5946) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Another wonderful beer from New Belgium. This hop kitchen line is really excellent. Tons of hops, bitter and citrusy. Really tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2014
This IPA has a nice appearance, with a medium to full body. It is an amber ale, with a nice head. As an IPA it is very strongly hopped, and the malt is tasty but completely over-balanced by the hops, as is the case with most IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (1106) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Slightly hazy copper amber color. Hoppy asparagus smells. Smooth intro quickly turns bitter but stays in control. Lots of flavor but still ends balanced and rinses clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5467) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Un verre dune bouteille date du 23 fvrier 2014. Donc, une IPA qui a pratiquement 2 mois de vie. Disons que jai dj vu pire. Enfin, une fois vers, le liquide dor exhibe une norme tte mousseuse largement colle sur la paroi de mon verre de plastique. Au nez, rien qui se dmarque en particulier. Je sens une base malte qui nen fait pas trop. Je dcouvre des houblons floraux timides et des notes fruites douces. Ma foi, ces parfums sont loin dtre dsagrables mme sils sont peu bavards. Au got, lquilibre est au rendez-vous. Les crales caramlises rpondent des houblons verdoyants. En bouche, je constate que le liquide a un corps de moyenne densit. Son ptillement me semble tre bien ajust. Sa texture huileuse fait le style. En finale, les cultivars sont bien vivants et offrent une prestation amrement rsineuse. Cette IPA a quelques semaines dans le corps mais cela ne parat pas du tout. Elle nest pas merveilleuse : elle est simplement bonne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
decaturstevo (6131) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is bready malt with some floral hops. Flavor is floral everything. A hop I couldnt identify if my life depended on it. Just not a good flavor start or finish. Perfume maybe. Just not much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle: Golden pour with a lasting head. Initially it seems tame versus many of the IPA out there nowadays. No aggressive dankness or over the top fruity notes... the hops do taste green and fresh with nice aromatic noble oils and resin component. Sort of growing on me with each sip. Straight forward and clean, sometimes that is all you need.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2014
(bottle) gold with generous white head and nice lace. Resiny hops aroma. Flavor is resiny/floral hops with nice malt backbone. Some sweetness and tropical fruits in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
falco242 (395) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Not bad overall, clear golden pour with some cream head on it, but nothing really makes its distinct. Nice hoppy flavor with some malt backbone, not too fruity but not too bitter either.

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