Saturday, September 29, 2018

50. Metazoa Brewing Co. - Hoppopotamus

“A bright, citrus aroma from Citra and Mosaic hops balanced by a light sweetness from Vienna malt.”

Something I have learned about myself from this recent spate of beer tasting is that I don’t care for much in the way of malt nonsense getting in the way of what the hops and yeast are doing. And that’s the first thing I noticed here—a very noticeable sweetness cutting into the tropical Citra and piney Mosaic notes. (It gets somewhat bitter on the back end, too.) On the plus side, it helps to smooth out the 7.0% ABV, so that about halfway through the beer, I no longer cared about the malt intrusion.

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