Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Beer Tasting: Stewart's Hoppy Trails


The Beer: Stewart's Hoppy Trails
Style: Imperial Red
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
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Packaging & Date Stamping: 64 oz. clear glass growler; purchased 6/9, consumed 6/10

From where & how stored: Fresh from brewpub and stored at 42F

Pricing: $11.00 per growler

Availability: Most likely one-time only in honor of departing brewer John F.

ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 6.2% ABV
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Bryan's Notes
The Look:
- nice white foam that hangs around for a bit, but fades soon
- (most of their beers are served at the pub without much significant head)

The Aroma:
- very, very pleasing fresh chinook and cascade hop aroma

The Taste:
- very hop forward, but oh so very well balanced too

The Verdict: This is just such an fun-drinking, hop friendly beer. Adam, I'm so sorry that this didn't last until Wednesday after you return home. This may require a drive...if you drive, I'll buy you one. Anyone else within spittin' distance of northern Delaware (now, that sounds silly doesn't it?!) should check this out at the brewpub while it lasts. (word is they have one batch...around 5 barrels)

1 comment:

Loren said...

"Availability: Most likely one-time only in honor of departing brewer John F."

Is he the _short_ guy with the long hair and beard? If so...good luck to him. Cool guy. Chatted at length with him at the Kennett Fest last year. Ric Hoffman will make do though.

If not...

Cheers!