January 22, 2015

The Brü Revü – Hops and Grain Greenhouse IPA, December

This will be the last of my many Greenhouse IPA reviews as Hops & Grain has announced that they will begin to release the Greenhouse IPA on a regular basis rather than the monthly release.  They will continue to experiment with the dry hop dosage each time which will keep all us hop heads satiated.  This is great news in my mind as it can be a long dry few weeks between releases, and the continued experimentation will allow each batch to remain unique.  On to #12 (December) Greenhouse IPA which is a celebration of the past year of hop overload and experimentation. Twelve different dynamic hops went into the hop bill with Cascade, Centennial, NZ Wakatu, Chinook, Meridian, Mosaic, Nugget, Amarillo and Hersbrucker.  As you can imagine the hop profile is all over the place but in a good way. As typical the beer pours and looks identical every month with a deep golden amber and fluffy white head. The aroma was juicy with load of citrus and tropical fruits and a bit of oily dankness to boot.  The taste has it all.  It starts big with loads of juicy citrus and tropical fruits that ends with a piney earthy bitterness.  The whole rides an oily, dank hop profile that made my hop tastebuds tingle with delight.  This celebration to a year of hoppy love was a big, bold and bright IPA that was a pleasure to consume.  The past twelve months has been a fun ride and I look forward to the future of more regular releases and experimentation.  Great work H&G!

Hops and Grain Greenhouse IPA

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