Manor Hill IPA

Tonight’s selection is a beer that Val brought me back last time she went to DC. I haven’t heard much about it, so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect.


ABV: 6.8%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This aroma forward IPA showcases the versatile Mosaic hop. Tropical fruit and pine aromas completely dominate the nose. El Dorado and Centennial hops combine to round out the hop bill and provide a firm hoppy flavor profile accompanied by American 2-Row and Belgian Special Aromatic malts for balance. A heavy dose of Mosaic in the dry hopping provides you with a juicy hop punch that finishes slightly dry.”

Random: “Fuller House” is slightly ridiculous, but I do enjoy watching it.

The beer poured with a huge, four finger, cream-colored head. It took awhile for it to go away and didn’t leave much in terms of lacing. The body was a clear, mahogany color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was pretty astringent and really grassy. I didn’t pick up any malt to counter the hop notes. The taste was more towards lemony. I got lemon juice and lemon zest. Freshly cut grass came through too. The malt came through at the end and was lightly toasted. The body was medium thickness with high carbonation, making it really drinkable. The finish was swift and grassy. A can of this set me back $2.00, which broke down to $.17 per ounce. This was a solid beer, but didn’t wow me. If you see it, I’d still give it a shot.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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