Friday, January 27, 2012

Silver Moon Hoptagon IIPA

Type: Imperial IPA
Origin: Bend, OR
Price: $4.49/22 oz
ABV: 8.5%
NSP: 12.31 (unscaled)

Finishing off the Portland BeerPlow with a trio of imperial IPAs (two of which I had to bring home, because, as you might imagine if you've been reading the BeerPlow, I was a bit beered out by the end of the trip). The first, #9 overall, was the Hoptagon, a 99 IBU bastard.

Finally, some thunderous hoppiness- the nose is a nice slap in the face, which is delightful after a slew of muted IPAs. There's a whole bunch of green apple and pineapple in the flavor, and the hops are super intense, as well they should be. It's decently refreshing, and finishes pretty cleanly. The only complaint I have is that it's too sweet- a common failing of IIPAs. And by the time my palate could start to figure things out, it was overwhelmed by the potency of flavors. I was left confused as to whether or not I even liked it (and a bit drunk), mainly because that sweetness weighed everything else down.

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