Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hermitage Single Hop: Amarillo

type: IPA, single hop
origin: San Jose, CA
price: $5/22-oz
abv: 7%

I'm on a boat! I actually just got off a ship at the Panama Canal, but I wrote this shortly before I left San Diego and scheduled it for today, since this is the first day after not having beer for 13 days. No beer and no TV make Andy something something...

Part III of the single-hop beerxperiment: the Amarillo hop. Oh fuck, this is good. Looks like we have a winner! Spicy, citrusy bitterness, with hop flavors in the background, and aromas up-front is how I would characterize this; this works perfectly for this level of alcohol and maltiness

So here's my final ranking:
  1. Amarillo (hands down)
  2. Admiral
  3. Citra

This has been really enlightening, and it's actually very easy to distinguish styles, so go do this yourself and let me know what your
rankings are. And who knows, maybe I'll even make a graph to compare them -
if you're lucky.


Previously on the beerxpermient...
Part I: Citra
Part II: Admiral

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