Off The Rail Brewing Co. – 2015 Fresh Hop Harvest IPA

Off The Rail Brewing Co. – 2015 Fresh Hop Harvest IPA

Rating

4.3 out of 5
Appearance
4.2 out of 5
Aroma
3.9 out of 5
Flavour
4.1 out of 5
Palate

Total

4.1
4.1 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Fresh Hop, India Pale Ale
  • Brand: Off The Rail Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    A nice balance of malt and hop bitterness with a fresh hop twist

  • Cons:

    The fresh hop tones are not as big as you may hope

  • Conclusion:

    A nice West-Coast style IPA with a tasty addition of fresh hops

Off The Rail Fresh Hop Harvest IPA Review Off The Rail Brewing Co. – 2015 Fresh Hop Harvest IPA Review

Off The Rail Brewing has released a seasonal IPA brewed using fresh Chinook and Cascade Hops. From the bomber bottle the beer pours as an amber colour with a finger and a half of dense and heavily lacing head. An aroma of balanced malt tones is joined with a will-hopped bitterness and a light and refreshing fresh hop tone. The nose is rather balanced and light for a fresh hop IPA but forecasts a session-style beer. The flavour has big citrus tones that are layered on top a malty, and lightly toasted base. The fresh hop tones are not as powerful as some other fresh hop beers but balance well with the bitter hop flavour and malt tones. The taste is bigger than the aroma would suggest but is not an over-the-top BC-style IPA. It is a great combination of flavours to showcase a true BC craft IPA, not just a fresh hop.

Alcohol – 5.8%
IBU – 38
Hops – Chinook & Cascade
Size – 650ml bottle
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