Souther Tier – hoppe

Brewer: Southern Tier
Name: hoppe
Variety: Imperial Pale Ale
Region: New England: Lakewood, New York
Kick: 8% alcohol by volume
Occasion: Tuesday
Price: $6.50 / 22oz bottle

Character: Balanced, medium sweetness, spicy character, medium hop, herbaceous back end, somewhat viscous.

Head: Foamy & thick
Analysis: Enjoyable unique character. Reminiscent of autumn. I’m not sure when the right time to drink this brew might be. Perhaps a lazy afternoon celebrating a rare Mets victory. This is not a summery BBQ beer as I might normally enjoy a pale ale. Not overly hoppy, but with a decent pallet of flavors that make this a nice change of pace.

Verdict: 7/10

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