Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Devil's Dream IPA (Hoyne)

I have said it before and I will say it again: brewing an IPA in the PNW is like walking down the street naked. It had better be good and big, because everyone in judging your junk. How does Hoyne measure up?

Devil's Dream IPA (Hoyne) = 6/10

This is a good IPA - not stellar - but pretty good. It has all the things the hopheads want. A bountiful waft of floral, tangerine and grassy hops backed up with just enough bread and sweet grains to be fair. You can't go wrong with a medium mouthful of peaches, mild key limes and thinly sliced whole wheat bread. The slick and slightly astringent ending just seems a tad empty. I have tried many an IPA; this one falls right in the middle. Worth a repeat buy.

Taste +3
Aftertaste +2
Alcohol Content 0 6%
Value +1
Appearance +1 (nice artwork with fir description of beer)

Other IPA Reviews
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Propeller IPA
90min IPA (Dogfish Head)

2 comments:

Dave S. said...

I felt like this one compared more favourably to BC bitters. Russell's Blood Alley Bitter and R&B's East Side Bitter would fit right alongside Hoyne IPA.

Ian Lloyd said...

Dave you might have hit it spot on!