Sunday, November 20, 2011

High Water Brewing Hop Riot IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is High Water Brewing Hop Riot IPA.  After reading about High Water Brewing and then finding their offerings it was easy to pick up some 22s to check them out.

From the bottle and website:”Hop Riot IPA is our flagship beer. Brewed in the American IPA style with a definitive "Left Coast" attitude. We brew our IPA with an aggressive bittering level which is complimented and balanced by a defined malt backbone. Our final signature is the dry hop step where fresh hops are immersed in the finished beer to provide the floral and citrus aromas of our IPA, a Hop Riot indeed.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Poured an orange-amber with a dense creamy beige head and thick sheets of lacing clinging to the glass.
Aroma: Fantastic hop aroma.  Pine, citrus and herbal hops and some light caramel and biscuit malts.
Taste: Perfectly balanced with citrus and pine hops upfront and undertones of caramel malt.  Very, very tasty!
Overall: With massive hop character and weighing in at 7.3% ABV I would most certainly pick up some High Water Brewing Hop Riot IPA.  I highly recommend this beer!


Mark Harvey

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