Friday, July 16, 2010

Hop Project #32 bottled today


Hop Project #32, bottled 3rd week of July (notched on left side of label). We went back to one of our favorite hops in the series so far, Nugget. This beer was bittered at the beginning of the boil with Warrior hops. We then added Nugget hops at 30 minutes left in the boil, 5 minutes left, and then dry hopped in the fermenter with Nugget for almost two weeks.

The aroma is mild and pleasant, with some citrus notes. At first sip the beer seems almost too-well-balanced for an IPA, but then the bracing bitterness kicks in with a slightly-chewy melon bitterness that lasts and lasts. God, what a great job I have, tasting beers at 9:30 in the morning!

We have this on tap this weekend at our taproom. Sorry to say but I predict it will not last through the weekend. It will be out in six packs next week or the week after in our mid-TN areas of distribution, and down in Alabama towards the end of next week.

And yes, Mississippi, we'll be bringing a couple of kegs of Hop Project #32 down for the Top of the Hops Brewfest on July 31 in Jackson, along with our Pale Ale, Dos Perros, and Hefeweizen. I'm looking forward to meeting all the Raise Your Pints guys and gals!

Cheers,

Linus

3 comments:

Butch said...

We're looking forward to your beer and talking to you to!

jacob said...

hop project was, in my opinion, the best beer at top of the hops in jackson, ms. i hope to see yazoo beers on the shelves in MS REAL SOON!!!

Andrew said...

I had the pleasure of trying Hop Project #32 while relaxing after working as a grad student at MTSU's band camp. One of my favorite IPA brews, for sure!