Stegmaier Grand Hoppa

Posted: March 3, 2016 in American Double/Imperial IPA, Lion Brewery Inc, Reviews

Here’s another beer from a brewery that I have very little information about. Val picked this up from Hopewell Buy Rite. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 8.9%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Grand Hoppa Double IPA is a hop lover’s delight. Our Master Brewer artfully balanced this masterpiece by combining the finest barley and specialty malts to form an impeccable malty backbone strong enough to support a massive amount of domestic and imported hops. Dry hopped with MOSAIC, CITRA, and GALAXY hops, this Double IPA bursts with a distinctive aroma that perfectly intermingles with the spicy and tropical fruit characteristics of SUMMER and COLUMBUS hops to create a truly ONE OF A KIND BEER!”

Random: This comes in at 110 IBUs.

This beer poured with a two finger, ecru colored head. It took forever to dissipated and left very little lacing. It left a crown on top of the cloudy, amber-colored body. There was light carbonation visible. The nose had pine and then an odd, cedar note as well. The taste went more towards citrus with lemon and grapefruit. There was also the same cedar note. There was a touch of malt that gave it slight balance. It had a decent amount of spice as well and some mango came through at the end. It had a thick body with light carbonation. The finish was long with grapefruit pith. A single bottle of this was $2, which came to $.17 per ounce. This beer was alright and the alcohol was well-hidden, but it was just missing something.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0


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