Flying Dog Imperial IPA – HBC-431 Single Hop
From Flying Dog Brewery – HBC-431 is a hop so new, it doesn’t even have a name. It’s an experimental variety from a cutting-edge hop supplier. With a unique combination of melon, tropical fruit, stone fruit, pine and earth notes, our head brewer said it’s unlike any beer he’s ever been with. We told him that everyone goes through an experimental phase.
Flying Dog Brewery – Flying Dog Imperial IPA – HBC-431 Single Hop – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet.
Appearance: Pours a fairly clear gold with a thin film of white head.
Aroma: Nice tropical blend of tangerine, papaya, pine sap.
Taste: Citra like hop flavor: orange with mild bitterness. Pale malt with not much sweetness. Finishes with pleasant hop fruitiness and bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with average carbonation.
Overall: A very safe, yet delicious Double IPA. I really enjoy this series from Flying Dog