HopArt IPA

Tried this several times last weekend including a half pint dispensed at the brewery by Jaime herself. Subsequently at Sesame (a GREAT little sandwich place around the corner) and a couple more times.
High, off-white head with a sticky lace residue. Quite sweet upfront by this levels out to give a well balanced brew. To my palate this is very obviously dry-hopped. If it ISN’T then it sure as hell tastes like it. Hazed appearance.
Mild soapy notes, some grapefruit and a refreshing grassy malt backbone come together to produce a memorable beer. I found it very thirst quenching and moreish. Having said that ABV is a BIG turn-off for me – if only we could get someone to make such a tasty beer with half of the alcohol! What about a HopArt DIVIDED by 2?? Drinkability suffers a little for me.
With the exception of the ABV, this is a VERY solid English style Ale to me. Tasty, I want to “session” it but obviously I can’t!

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01/09/2009
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 7.7 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 4.13
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