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Moylan’s Hopsickle

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I havn’t had too many Moylan’s beers in the past. Something never really excited me about them, for some reason. When I picked this one up, I noticed it has some ridiculously high scores on BA. 92 overall with the Bros giving it a 100. Let’s see if it lives up to that. The malts include 2-row, Crystal 15 & 45, and Acidulated malt, which apparently has a little bit of lactic acid. The hops are Chinook, Simcoe, Columbus, Cascade, and Ahtanum.

Stats:
Imperial India Pale Ale. 9.2% ABV. California.

Dark golden color with a great looking head.

Ridiculously hoppy nose that brings pine, earth, mushrooms, and just a squeeze of citrus.

Mouthfeel is pretty full bodied with a low carbonation level. This is hop juice, folks.

Piney and earthy hops meet a black pepper and Cayenne spice with some stone fruits which like to show up in the mid. The finish is fairly piney with a pineapple play. It’s bitter, believe me, but it’s not overwhelming for a hop head.

This is an over-the-top hop bomb that manages to have complexity and finesse. How? No idea. 91 points.

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