New Belgium Hop Kitchen #3 - Fresh Hop

RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Fresh, aromatic, and green as a Leprechaun’s 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 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (2943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Salmon Safe Oregon hops are used in this IPA from New Belgium Brew Co. out of Colorado.

slowrunner77 (12804) - 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.

DedicatedToFun (4003) - 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

dwyerpg (6410) - 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.

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.

krumbum (1109) - 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.

SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Un verre d’une bouteille datée du 23 février 2014. Donc, une IPA qui a pratiquement 2 mois de vie. Disons que j’ai déjà vu pire. Enfin, une fois versé, le liquide doré exhibe une énorme tête mousseuse largement collée sur la paroi de mon verre de plastique. Au nez, rien qui se démarque en particulier. Je sens une base maltée qui n’en fait pas trop. Je découvre des houblons floraux timides et des notes fruitées douces. Ma foi, ces parfums sont loin d’être désagréables même s’ils sont peu bavards. Au goût, l’équilibre est au rendez-vous. Les céréales caramélisées répondent à des houblons verdoyants. En bouche, je constate que le liquide a un corps de moyenne densité. Son pétillement me semble être bien ajusté. Sa texture huileuse fait le style. En finale, les cultivars sont bien vivants et offrent une prestation amèrement résineuse. Cette IPA a quelques semaines dans le corps mais cela ne paraît pas du tout. Elle n’est pas merveilleuse : elle est simplement bonne.

decaturstevo (6343) - 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 couldn’t identify if my life depended on it. Just not a good flavor start or finish. Perfume maybe. Just not much.

BBB63 (6567) - 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.

kwoeltje (2234) - 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.

falco242 (398) - 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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