gsteph (325) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2011
Burnished copper pour with a small, fleeting off-white head. Clean, piney aroma....a little on the pungent side. White grapefruit pith, pine juice and fresh grass flavor....hops all over the place....unfortunately, it finishes coppery and metallic....like a bag of pennies. Fair offering, decently tasty, but needs a touch more malt to round this one out. phaleslu (10553) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2011
12 oz. bottle from grownfool- thanks, Brian! Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of spicy, citrusy hops, sweet malts, pepper, bay leaves, and holly. Flavor of tea, leafy hops, citrus, minerals, and caramel malts. Drops off significantly from the nose. Light-bodied, with low-to-moderate carbonation and a wet, leafy mouthfeel. We did an HP43-45 tasting within a larger tasting and this one was the Hop Project winner. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2011
Gold copper pour with frothy white head and lace. Aroma of caramel malt and resiny hops. Flavor is sweet caramel, bread, and resiny bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Nice beer. smith4498 (3670) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle from a trade with Rustyham. Pours clear amber color with off white head. Aromas of grapefruit and pine with some toasted malts. Moderately sweet flavor with lots of bitter grapefruit rind. Some resinous, piney and earthy hops and crystal malts. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Nick. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Sweet crystal malt and spicy citrus nose with just a bit of dirty yeast. Taste is moderatley sweet, moderately bitter, slightly astringent, with grapefruit, and honey.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2011
12 ounce bottle. thanks jcwattsrugger. a nice piney ipa. not overwhelming and very drinkable. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Color is very ambery, not much like a Pale Ale. Aroma is very citrusy and floral, flavor is very strong astringency with pink grapefruit citrus and a spicy, almost rye maltiness. Really Quite good- even mix of English IPA earthiness and West Coast bitterness. Bottle from Discount Beer Market, Nashville. illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle from Harris Teeter. Pours copper amber with a dark ivory head. Nice estery and floral hop aroma. Medium bodied with steady carbonation. Similar malt profile to previous versions, which caramelly and toasty. Hop bitterness is earthy with notes of grapefruit and pine. Dry and hoppy finish with some distracting green apple and astringency. SpringsLicker (3665) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2011
The pour is a clear medium amber with a tall, off-white head.
Juicy malts, citrus and pine aroma.
The flavor has a slight sweetness to it and is well balanced by the hop flavors, but it doesn’t really scream out at you the way the aroma suggests.
A bit thin, but otherwise a decent IPA. But they have done much better than this one. (and much worse as well) NachlamSie (3536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2011
6 pack from Bearden Beer Market. This is one of the best Hop Projects I’ve had in a while. It’s a little more obviously American IPA- tasting than some of the recent ones. The aroma is comprised of lots of grapefruit and pine with modest malts. Bitterness is all over the flavor and the body is just medium. More satisfying grapefruit and weed hit my palate with every sip. This is sort of a return to form for the series, but #45 doesn’t have the walloping aromatics of some of the much earlier Hop Projects. Still a really solid IPA, though.