The Hop Concept Citrus & Piney IPA (Hop Freshener Series)

Posted: May 24, 2015 in American Double/Imperial IPA, Reviews, The Hop Concept Brewing

It’s finally the weekend. The only things that I have accomplished so far was eating Chinese food and watching tv. I don’t think that’s a bad thing, especially since I’ll be doing chores tomorrow. Let’s talk about this beer. It’s from a brewery that I know absolutely nothing about. Hopefully it’s good.

hop concept

ABV: 8.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Bold orange peel and honey aromas with a faint hint of bready malt define this IPA. The citrus and piney are both on full display, with tangerine and grapefruit notes that lead to a crisp spicy finish.”

Random: Our first rose bloomed in the front. I hope we get a few more. There a few buds on one of the plants.

This beer poured with a two and a half, thick, cream-colored head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a warm, orange color with no visible carbonation. It was also quite cloudy. The nose was intense and bright with lots of pine resin and grapefruit flesh. Grapefruit zest was also present without any noticeable malt. The taste was very bitter. There was a lot of pine resin and grapefruit pith. There was booze was present as well. It had a thick body with moderate carbonation. It had one of the longest finishes that I’ve ever had on a beer. It was bitter and piney and very dry. For $6.99 a bomber, which was $.32 per ounce, which was a good price for a very flavorful beer. This beer is certainly worth a try.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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