Lovibonds Fresh Hop IPA

Formerly brewed at Lovibonds Brewery
Henley-on-Thames, England
7.3% India Pale Ale (IPA) | 2 Ratings | Special Release |
Fresh Hop IPA Tapped by Pete Brown, the first keg of this year’s Fresh Hop IPA. We fired up the pilot brew plant using 7.5kg of fresh hop cones throughout the process. They went in the mash, they went in the kettle and then the mash tun was cleared out and turned into a giant hop back! Fresh Hop IPA is only available in our shop to Growler customers and those having a pint in our beer garden. Check it out while it lasts. (A big thanks to all of you that donated your time and hops to brew this special harvest beer. You can check out some of the pictures on facebook)

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
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