Saint Benjamin Hop Craver

Last time Val and I were in Philly, we stopped by Saint Benjamin brewery for a beer and a snack. This is what I had.

ABV: 8.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to, “Benjamin Franklin FRS FRSE (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He founded many civic organizations, including the Library Company, Philadelphia’s first fire department and the University of Pennsylvania. Franklin earned the title of ‘The First American’ for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity, initially as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies. As the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment.”

Random: I took a class on Benjamin Franklin in college.

This beer poured with a finger and a half of white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw-yellow with a generous amount of carbonation. The nose had grass and citrus without much else. The taste was more towards citrus than grass. I picked up grapefruit and tangerine and some booze. There was some malt at the end of the sip. The body was on the thicker side with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with grapefruit. I thought this beer was alright, but not a stand out.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0