Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Smell: citrus scent with some floral in the scent. Slight malt in the scent that seems to round it out and make the hops less pungent.
Taste: Well not quite as hoppy in flavor as I would expect a beer called "hopsecutioner" to be. The hops are there and noticeable but not nearly as strong as I had been hoping for or planning. A bit more of syrupy malty flavor then I would of expected. I didnt detect much of the citrus scent at all in the flavor. The caramel malt flavor blending with the hops rounded this beer out a bit more then I would of wanted. Dont get me wrong I liked this beer, in fact I have a 6 pack of it in my fridge right now, but I would definitely consider it a much more mild IPA.
Overall I would give this beer a rating of a quarter glass left. It is a beer I will enjoy time to time when I go out. This beer had a very good flavor and is enjoyable however I wish the hops were a bit stronger in the flavor and make themselves more pronounced. I would suggest this beer to someone that is interested in trying IPAs before I brought out the big guns of delicious hop tea IPAs.