“Named after the hop flower Humulus Lupulus, this best selling India pale ale style beer has enormous amounts of hops which really seems like a punch in the face. Hop flowers from the numerous strains used in this recipe render a delicious bitter taste and enticing citrus aroma. Flavors from a hearty malt bill meld with the hops to balance this ale and provide a ridiculous urge to sample more. 7.0% ABV. 76 IBUs.”
I’d like to start with a quote from the bottle, “A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth”. Picked this one up in a randon Michigan beer grab at the grocery store in Grand Rapids. They weren’t kidding. This is a great find by a small, lesser known brewery to those outside the midwest. This beer could go toe-to-toe with the west coast IPAs I am used to and do pretty good. Pouring in the glass it’s a very cloudy amber with lots of sticky lacing sticking to the sides the entire drink. Aroma is hops, hops, and a little bit of hops. Also some grapefruit. In the mouth the first note is of course the hops, just like the nose. 76 IBUs is right on. A little citrus comes through and it finishes dry. Really dry, I like dry, so it’s great. So glad I randomly picked this beer. I picked it because I liked to hop flower on the bottle and the simplicity of the label. Shows that it does matter how you design your product. Thank you Shorts Brew!