Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA

Good, reddish/amber body and a very attractive head and lacing. Nice looking beer.

Good clean hops in the nose.

The taste is disappointing – incredibly bitter with a lack of layers or complexity. There is very little discerning character, and a lack of malt, sweetness or smoothness. It’s bitter all the way without a break. The bitterness is not citrus based either, but much more harsh.

As in warms there is a little more malt character, but it fails to quell the immensely bitter profile.

Mouhtfeel suffers from the acute harshness of the hops and its drinkability obviously goes down too.

I’ve no problem with hops and lots of them, but there has to be a pay-off. Without balance, malt backbone or layered complexity you get a massive kick in the mouth and not much else.

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09/25/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.5 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 2
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 2
Total: 2.58
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