River Horse Hippotizing IPA

Posted: January 4, 2017 in American IPA, Reviews, River Horse Brewing Company

Today’s selection is the new IPA from the brewery in my town. They made a pretty big deal over the release, so I picked up a bottle to try.

hippotizingipa

ABV: 7.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our American IPA is a cross between the West Coast and New England styles. It’s brewed with a pale malt profile to allow the hops to shine through, then dry hopped with over two pounds per barrel worth of Mosaic. This is a great amped up IPA for hop lovers.”

Random: My IT department fixed my touchpad on my work computer. There were no drivers installed, so anytime I used it without an external mouse was torture.

The beer poured with a really fluffy, two finger, slightly off white head. It took almost no time to dissipate completely and left some lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and light orange in color with high carbonation visible. The nose was weirdly sweet for the style with honey as well. There was also a floral characteristic to it. The taste was really floral as well and almost perfume-like. There was also a delicate pine note with some alcohol dryness. I didn’t pick up any malt to the beer until it warmed up. After it warmed, it was incredibly malty. It had a thinner body for the style with high carbonation. The finish was quick and floral. The bottle was $1.83, which came to $.15 per ounce. This beer wasn’t bad and drinkable, but the flavors were relatively simple. I wouldn’t rush back to have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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